PSH-18-0082 - In the Matter of Personnel Security Hearing

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On January 8, 2019, an OHA Administrative Judge (AJ) issued a decision in which he determined that an Individual’s DOE access authorization should be not be restored. The Individual had a history of failing to meet her financial obligations, failing to file her Federal tax returns. To this end, the LSO cited two credit reports indicating that the Individual has nineteen unpaid collection accounts totaling $72,693, the Individual’s admission that her home had been foreclosed upon in 2014, and her admissions that she had filed for bankruptcy in 1998 and 2005. At the hearing conducted by the AJ, the Individual presented testimonial and documentary evidence. Because he found the Individual’s testimony to lack credibility, and that the documentary evidence was incomplete, the AJ found that the Individual had failed to mitigate the security concerns raised under Guideline F. Accordingly, the AJ found that the Individual's access authorization should be not be restored. OHA Case No. PSH-18-0082 (Steven L. Fine).