PSH-19-0006 - In the Matter of Personnel Security Hearing

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On April 16, 2019, an Administrative Judge issued a decision in which she determined that an individual’s DOE access authorization should not be granted. To support invoking Guideline F, the Local Security Office cited the Individual’s failure to file or pay Federal and state income taxes for tax years 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2017. During the hearing, the Individual presented evidence that she had recently filed her income taxes for the relevant years. However, because the appropriate tax authorities had not yet accepted her tax returns and she had not begun repayment, the Administrative Judge found that she had not sufficiently mitigated the Guideline F security concerns. Accordingly, the Administrative Judge determined that the Individual’s access authorization should not be granted. OHA Case No. PSH-19-0006 (Brooke A. DuBois).