PSH-20-0030 - In the Matter of Personnel Security Hearing

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On December 28, 2020, an Administrative Judge determined that an individual's access authorization under 10 C.F.R. Part 710 should be granted. The Individual is employed by a DOE contractor in a position that requires him to hold a DOE security clearance. The Individual had a history of concerning alcohol use. He testified at the hearing that he had remained abstinent from alcohol for several months and had become deeply involved in a group recovery program. He had added new sober activities and support systems to his life and intended to remain abstinent from alcohol indefinitely. The DOE Psychologist testified that the Individual was rehabilitated. After reviewing the evidence and observing all of the testimony at the hearing, the Administrative Judge determined that the Individual had resolved the security concerns. Accordingly, she concluded that the Individual's access authorization should be granted. OHA Case No. PSH-20-0030 (Kimberly Jenkins-Chapman).