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January 19, 2016
PSH-15-0068 - In the Matter of Personnel Security Hearing

On January 19, 2016, an Administrative Judge issued a decision in which he determined that an individual's access authorization should not be restored.  The individual tested positive for marijuana during a routine drug screening. During the ensuing personnel security interview, he revealed that he had used marijuana periodically over a period of approximately 20 years while holding a security clearance, and that he had repeatedly violated a DOE drug certification that he signed in 1989.

January 15, 2016
PSH-15-0074 - In the Matter of Personnel Security Hearing

On January 15, 2015, an Administrative Judge issued a decision in which she determined that an individual's access authorization should not be restored.  During a personnel security interview in April 2014 and a credit report review, the Local Security Office (LSO) learned that the individual had a number of delinquent debts, charge-off accounts, collection accounts as well as unfiled state and Federal tax returns.  During the hearing, the individual acknowledged his delinquent debt and unfiled tax returns, but stated that his debt and tax issues stemmed from his partial divorce in 2009 wh

January 13, 2016
PSH-15-0071 - In the Matter of Personnel Security Hearing

On January 13, 2016, an OHA Administrative Judge issued a decision in which she concluded that the individual’s access authorization should not be restored.  After the individual was arrested in January 2014 for a domestic violence offense, a Local Security Office (LSO) summoned the individual for a Personnel Security Interview (PSI) in April 2014.  After the PSI, the LSO referred the individual to a DOE psychologist for an agency-sponsored evaluation.

January 7, 2016
PSH-15-0079 - In the Matter of Personnel Security Hearing

On January 7, 2016, an OHA Administrative Judge issued a decision in which she concluded that an individual’s security clearance should be restored.  A Local Security Office (LSO) conducted a Personnel Security Interview of the individual to address concerns about his outstanding debt and omissions on his Questionnaire for National Security Positions (QNSP).

January 7, 2016
PSH-15-0087 - In the Matter of Personnel Security Hearing

On January 7, 2016, an Administrative Judge issued a decision in which he 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 security concerns under Criteria F and L regarding a failure to provide accurate answers on an Electronic Questionnaire for Investigations Processing Form, a failure to timely file state and federal income tax returns, a history of financial irresponsibility and a 2014 bankruptcy.

January 6, 2016
PSH-15-0084 - In the Matter of Personnel Security Hearing

On January 6, 2015, an OHA Administrative Judge issued a decision in which she determined that an individual’s access authorization should be restored.  In reaching this determination, the Administrative Judge found that the individual had resolved the security concerns arising from his financial delinquencies.  The Local Security Office determined that in October 2014, the individual had six delinquent accounts on his credit report.  At the hearing, the individual presented a recent credit report which showed no delinquent accounts.  He testified that the delinquent accounts were the resu

January 5, 2016
PSH-15-0088 - In the Matter of Personnel Security Hearing

On January 5, 2016, an OHA Administrative Judge issued a decision in which she concluded that an individual should be granted an access authorization.  After the individual’s background check revealed derogatory information pertaining to her alcohol use, a Local Security Office (LSO) summoned the individual for a Personnel Security Interview (PSI) with a personnel security specialist in April 2015.

December 22, 2015
PSH-15-0067 - In the Matter of Personnel Security Hearing

On December 22, 2015, an Administrative Judge issued a decision in which she determined that an individual's access authorization should not be restored.  During a personnel security interview in April 2014 and a credit report review, the Local Security Office (LSO) learned that the individual had a number of charge-off accounts totaling $14,941, as well as an outstanding collection account and a past due account.  The LSO also learned that the individual had an established pattern of an unwillingness or inability to satisfy debts.  During the hearing, the individual acknowledged that he i

December 22, 2015
PSH-15-0073 - In the Matter of Personnel Security Hearing

On December 22, 2015, 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 accessing inappropriate images on his government computer.  During the investigation and at the hearing, the individual stated that he was searching for 14-year-old inappropriate pictures of his wife that a friend had told him were on the internet at least 2 years prior to his attempting to find t

December 18, 2015
PSH-15-0069 - In the Matter of Personnel Security Hearing

On December 18, 2015, an Administrative Judge issued a decision in which she determined that an individual's access authorization should not be restored.  During a personnel security interview in August 2014 and a credit report review, the Local Security Office (LSO) learned that the individual possessed four tax liens, collection and charge-off accounts, a mortgage arrearage, tax liability and delinquent debt totaling $39,268.   In addition to the financial issues, the LSO alleged that the individual was disciplined on four separate occasions, two times in 2009, once in 2013 and once in 2