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Title: Personnel Security Assurance Program: Profile From 1992 through 2000

The Personnel Security Assurance Program (PSAP) was initiated to ensure that individuals employed in certain positions in the Department of Energy (DOE) meet and maintain high standards of reliability and trustworthiness. The positions included in the PSAP fall into three groups: (1) positions that provide direct access to, or have direct responsibility for transporting, category I quantities of special nuclear material; (2) positions that afford unescorted access to the control areas of nuclear material production reactors; and (3) positions having the potential for causing unacceptable damage to national security. Although individuals in the PSAP are subject to the customary access authorization criteria, the program establishes a more intensive and frequent review process for maintaining PSAP access authorizations. This report presents information from 1992 through 2000, both overall and stratified by DOE site, on individuals removed from the PSAP. Only a small percentage of removals (generally less than 5% per year) were caused by actions on the part of program participants that brought into question their loyalty, trustworthiness, or reliability. Most removals were due to administrative reasons, such as employees retiring, paperwork delays, or positions being reclassified due to change in scope. In this report the term ''reliability issues'' will bemore » used for causes of removal that are based on derogatory issues delineated in Title 10 Code of Federal Regulations, Part 710 (10 CFR, Part 710), and ''non-reliability issues'' will refer to all other sources for removal of employees from PSAP.« less
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
780554
Report Number(s):
ORISE 2001-1631
TRN: AH200120%%196
DOE Contract Number:
AC05-00OR22750
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 1 May 2001
Research Org:
Oak Ridge Inst. for Science and Education, TN (US)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Office of Safeguards and Security (US)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
45 MILITARY TECHNOLOGY, WEAPONRY, AND NATIONAL DEFENSE; 60 APPLIED LIFE SCIENCES; NATIONAL SECURITY; PERSONNEL; PRODUCTION REACTORS; REGULATIONS; RELIABILITY; REMOVAL; SECURITY PERSONNEL, RESPONSIBILITY, TRUSTWORTHINESS, PSAP, HUMAN RELIABILITY, ENROLLMENTS AND REMOVALS,