Head Banging and Angry Outbursts in the Workplace Results in Clearance Denial

Originally published at: Head Banging and Angry Outbursts in the Workplace Results in Clearance Denial | ClearanceJobs Blog

In Security Executive Agent Directive (SEAD) 4 under Guideline I; Psychological Conditions it states certain emotional, mental, and personality conditions can impair judgment, reliability, or trustworthiness.  A recent Defense Office of Hearing and Appeals (DOHA) case involved a DoD contractor who was diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), previously known as Asperger’s Syndrome. Some individuals with ASD…

Interesting case, guideline I is not as frequent as financial issues but is very significant. I am interested in the new adjudicative criteria that will be developed per Trusted Workforce 2.0. I suspect mental and financial considerations will still be an issue.

Here is a very interesting passage you might miss if you don’t read the full article:

This seems to be a powerful argument for appearing in person when responding to an SOR.

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