House Committee Concerned About Potential for Abuse of Employee Bonuses Within TSA

House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) said in a recent letter to Transportation Security Administration Administrator Peter Neffenger that the Committee is concerned about the possibility of abuse within the system used to pay bonuses to TSA employees.

House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) recently sent a letter to Transportation Security Administration Administrator Peter Neffenger seeking detailed information on awards and bonuses paid out to TSA employees.

In his letter, Chaffetz said that the Committee is seeking the information to make sure that the compensation system isn’t being abused. According to Chaffetz, “The Committee’s review of documents provided by TSA, and information provided by current and former TSA employees, gave rise to concerns that TSA’s highly discretionary compensation practices are vulnerable to abuse.”

For this reason, the Committee is asking TSA to provide documentation showing all instances where TSA employees were paid bonuses since January 1, 2011, including the name and position of the employee, amount received, date of the award, name of the award, and official justification for the award.

The letter (included below) said that TSA has until March 4 to respond with the requested documents.

House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Letter to TSA Administrator Neffenger February 19, 2016

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