GS Employee Retains Clearance

MIDATLANTIC:  Federal Government employee in the Department of Defense received an SOR concerning handling of protected information, personal conduct, sexual conduct, criminal conduct, psychological conditions, and financial considerations as a result of allegations of leaving classified material unsecured, failing to protect sensitive information by having it open to public view while on public transportation, disclosing classified information to a family member who then publicly shared that information, bringing classified information home, disclosing a classified location, making threats of violence against members of the activity, engaging the services of a sex worker, suffering from a diagnosed psychological disorder, and failing to pay debts.  After presenting the case at a Personal Appearance, to include consideration of protections under PPD-19 (Protecting Whistleblowers with Access to Classified Information) the Personnel Security Appeals Board found FOR THE APPELLANT and the clearance was granted.