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September 12, 2014
PSH-14-0053 - In the Matter of Personnel Security

On September 12, 2014, an OHA Administrative Judge issued a Decision finding that the individual’s security clearance should be restored after determining that the documentary and testimonial evidence showed that the individual had demonstrated adequate evidence of rehabilitation from his alcohol abuse and his habitual use of alcohol to excess.

September 12, 2014
PSH-14-0066 - In the Matter of Personnel Security

On September 12, 2014, an Administrative Judge issued a Decision in which he determined that an individual’s should not be granted an access authorization.

September 11, 2014
PSH-14-0064 - In the Matter of Personnel Security

On September 11, 2014, an OHA Administrative Judge (AJ) issued a Decision in which she concluded that the DOE should not grant an individual access authorization.  A DOE Operations Office referred the individual to administrative review under 10 C.F.R. Part 710, citing as security concerns under 10 C.F.R.

September 11, 2014
PSH-14-0056 - In the Matter of Personnel Security

On September 11, 2014, an OHA Administrative Judge (AJ) issued a Decision in which she concluded that the DOE should not restore an individual’s suspended DOE access authorization.  A DOE Operations Office referred the individual to administrative review under 10 C.F.R. Part 710, citing as security concerns under 10 C.F.R.

September 10, 2014
PSH-14-0061 - In the Matter of Personnel Security

The individual’s employer, a Department of Energy (DOE) contractor, requested a security clearance on the individual’s behalf. The ensuing background investigation revealed information about the individual that raised security concerns. In an attempt to resolve those concerns, the local security office (LSO) summoned the individual for an interview with a personnel security specialist in December 2013.

September 10, 2014
PSH-14-0057 - In the Matter of Personnel Security

On September 10, 2014, an OHA Administrative Judge issued a decision in which he concluded that an individual’s security clearance should not be restored.  During a periodic re-investigation of the individual, the LSO received information that the individual had several unresolved collection accounts and was delinquent in federal and state tax filings. The LSO suspended the individual’s access authorization due to security concerns arising under Criterion L.

September 5, 2014
PSH-14-0059 - In the Matter of Personnel Security

On September 5, 2014, an OHA Administrative Judge issued a decision in which she concluded that an individual should not be granted access authorization.  A Local Security Office (LSO) conducted a Personnel Security Interview of the individual to address concerns under Criterion I for his alcohol consumption and Criterion H for his mental health.  The LSO subsequently referred the individual to meet with a psychiatrist for an examination.  The DOE psychiatrist diagnosed the individual with alcohol abuse disorder and major depressive disorder.  After conducting a hearing and evaluating the

August 27, 2014
PSH-14-0050 - In the Matter of Personnel Security

On August 27, 2014, an OHA Administrative Judge issued a Decision in which she determined that an Individual’s access authorization should not be restored.  In reaching this determination, the Administrative Judge found that the Individual had not resolved the security concerns arising from his financial irregularities.  At the hearing, the Individual testified that he accumulated his outstanding debt and failed to file his Federal and state tax returns because his wife had several surgeries which led to her addiction to pain medication and failure to find employment.  He stated that she l

August 27, 2014
PSH-14-0047 - In the Matter of Personnel Security Hearing

On August 27, 2014, an OHA Administrative Judge (AJ) issued a Decision in which she concluded that the DOE should not restore an individual’s suspended DOE access authorization.  A DOE Operations Office referred the individual to administrative review under 10 C.F.R. Part 710, citing as security concerns under 10 C.F.R.

August 26, 2014
PSH-14-0041 - In the Matter of Personnel Security

On August 26, 2014, an OHA Administrative Judge issued a decision in which he determined that an individual’s DOE access authorization should not be restored.