PSH-20-0032 - In the Matter of Personnel Security Hearing

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On July 8, 2020, an Administrative Judge determined that an individual's access authorization under 10 C.F.R. Part 710 should not be restored. In July 2018, the Individual was charged with Driving Under the Influence (DUI). The Local Security Office (LSO) requested that the Individual undergo a psychological evaluation. The Psychologist determined that the Individual was engaging in binge/habitual alcohol consumption and recommended that the Individual remain abstinent for twelve months, participate in an intensive outpatient program, participate in an Alcoholics Anonymous or similar program for one year, and seek assistance from the Employee Assistance Program.  While the Individual successfully completed a court-ordered alcohol awareness program and testified that he had reduced his alcohol consumption, he did not comply with any of the Psychologist's recommendations. Therefore, the Administrative Judge found that that the Individual had not shown rehabilitation or reformation. Accordingly, the Individual did not resolve the security concerns raised by the Individual's DUI and alcohol use history under Guideline G. OHA Case No. PSH-20-0032 (Steven Fine).