Comments in Donald Trump’s acceptance speech that would directly impact the federal workforce were few in number but give an indication of his priorities. Here is a quick summary.
A new report from the House Homeland Security Committee says that growing misconduct inside of the Transportation Security Administration presents significant security risks to air travelers.
Senator Claire McCaskill (D-MO) wants answers from OPM as to how a federal employee was paid bonuses that exceeded 20% of his base salary and how potentially widespread the issue is throughout the government.
The House of Representatives passed a bill this week that would make a number of policy changes at TSA to help cut down on wait times at security checkpoints at airports around the country.
The former head of security at the TSA was let go, in part, due to large bonuses being paid to agency employees despite security lapses that happened on his watch. How much did the TSA pay in bonuses to its employees last year?
Legislation has been introduced ahead of the busy summer travel season to direct the TSA to reassign its employees’ duties to help alleviate the growing security lines that have been plaguing airports around the country.
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.
The Supreme Court has issued a decision siding with a TSA air marshal who was fired by the agency for revealing to a reporter an operational agency decision canceling certain air marshall missions in the middle of a heightened high jacking alert.