Personnel Security Assurance Program: Profile From 1992 through 2000

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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 ... continued below

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Studies, Center for Human Reliability May 1, 2001.

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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 be 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.

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OSTI as DE00780554

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  • Other Information: PBD: 1 May 2001

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  • Report No.: ORISE 2001-1631
  • Grant Number: AC05-00OR22750
  • DOI: 10.2172/780554 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 780554
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc716865

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Studies, Center for Human Reliability. Personnel Security Assurance Program: Profile From 1992 through 2000, report, May 1, 2001; Tennessee. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc716865/: accessed August 16, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.