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.
Results from a recent poll indicate that FedSmith.com users overwhelmingly oppose the idea of arming TSA agents at airports and public transportation facilities.
Under legislation signed into law by President Barack Obama in August of 2012, the protections already afforded to most federal employees by the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act will now be extended to TSA security screeners and supervisory security screeners.
AFGE and TSA have apparently reached agreement on a new labor agreement. There are some questions that should be asked but have been ignored by the media.
Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) has released a report documenting crimes committed by some of the Transportation Security Administration’s employees in an effort to demonstrate what it cites as failures to effectively screen the employees it hires.