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October 27, 2015
PSH-15-0048 - In the Matter of Personnel Security Hearing

On October 27, 2015, an OHA Administrative Judge issued a decision in which he concluded that an individual’s security clearance should not be restored.  The individual was arrested for driving while intoxicated after she had combined alcohol consumption with prescription medication (including two muscle relaxers).

October 26, 2015
PSH-15-0061 - In the Matter of Personnel Security Hearing

On October 26, 2015, an OHA Administrative Judge issued a decision in which he concluded that an individual’s security clearance should not be restored.  During a security reinvestigation, the individual acknowledged accrual of debt and financial delinquencies due to gambling. The local security office (LSO) subsequently referred the individual to a DOE consulting psychologist who diagnosed the individual with Gambling Disorder, Severe (Persistent, In Early Remission), an illnesses that causes, or may cause a significant defect in the individual’s judgment or reliability.

October 15, 2015
PSH-15-0053 - In the Matter of Personnel Security Hearing

On October 15, 2015, an OHA Administrative Judge issued a decision in which he concluded that an individual’s request for a security clearance should be granted.

October 13, 2015
PSH-15-0060 - In the Matter of Personnel Security Hearing

On October 13, 2015, an OHA Administrative Judge issued a decision in which she determined that an individual should be granted access authorization.  In reaching this determination, the Administrative Judge found that the individual had resolved the security concerns arising from his wife’s undocumented immigrant status and his four minor criminal charges.  At the hearing, the individual presented evidence that he and his wife have hired an attorney to rectify her immigration status.  Based upon this information, the Administrative Judge found that he resolved the security concern regardi

October 8, 2015
PSH-15-0059 - In the Matter of Personnel Security Hearing

On October 8, 2015, an Administrative Judge issued a decision in which he determined that an individual's access authorization should be restored.  The individual was arrested in January 2015 for domestic assault, a charge that was later dismissed.  He admitted, however, that he had been drinking alcohol before the arrest.

October 2, 2015
PSH-15-0054 - In the Matter of Personnel Security Hearing

On October 2, 2015, an OHA Administrative Judge (AJ) issued a decision in which he concluded that the DOE should not restore access authorization to an individual. A DOE Operations Office referred the individual to administrative review citing as security concerns under 10 C.F.R. § 710.8, paragraph (l) the individual’s failure to provide complete and truthful answers during a Personnel Security Interview regarding his 2014 arrest on five counts of Harassment.

September 29, 2015
PSH-15-0058 - In the Matter of Personnel Security Hearing

On September 29, 2015, an OHA Administrative Judge issued a decision in which he determined that an individual’s request for a DOE access authorization should be granted.  The local security office had alleged that the individual’s marriage to an undocumented immigrant for a non-sensitive nation constituted criminal activity and association with a criminal.  Citing Federal court precedent, the Administrative Judge found that, as a general rule, it is not a crime for an undocumented immigrant to remain in the United States, and that cohabitating with an undocumented immigrant does not const

September 24, 2015
PSH-15-0052 - In the Matter of Personnel Security Hearing

On September 24, 2015, an OHA Administrative Judge (AJ) issued a decision in which she concluded that the DOE should not restore access authorization to an individual. A DOE Operations Office referred the individual to administrative review citing as security concerns under 10 C.F.R. § 710.8, paragraphs (f) and (l), the individual’s failure to provide complete and truthful answers on his QNSPs, his financial difficulties, and his criminal background.

September 22, 2015
PSH-15-0057 - In the Matter of Personnel Security Hearing

On September 22, 2015, an OHA Administrative Judge issued a decision in which he determined that an individual’s DOE access authorization should be restored.  The LSO had alleged that the individual’s admission that he had taken one of his dog’s prescription pain pills (Tramadol) constituted illegal drug use which raised significant security concerns about the individual’s judgment, reliability and trustworthiness, even though the individual had a prescription for the same pain medication (which he had left at the office).  The Administrative Judge found that the individual’s action exhibi

September 22, 2015
PSH-15-0056 - In the Matter of Personnel Security Hearing

On September 22, 2015, an OHA Administrative Judge issued a decision in which she concluded that an individual’s access authorization should be restored.  Pursuant to criterion (k) of part 710.8 and the Bond Amendment, a Local Security Office (LSO) cited the individual’s positive drug test for marijuana during a random urinalysis in January 2015, while holding a security clearance, and his ingestion of steroids from 1988 to 1989 and marijuana from 1978 to 1981.  Under criterion (l), the LSO cited the individual’s failure to report that he ingested marijuana until after he received the resu