Tag: TSA

AFGE and TSA Reach Agreements, Lots of Questions Remain

By on August 8, 2012 9:31 AM in Human Resources with 0 Comments

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.

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Blackburn Demands Investigation of TSA Hiring Practices

By on June 5, 2012 8:39 AM in Agency News with 0 Comments

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.

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Passenger Advocates Would Help Those Treated ‘Inappropriately’ by TSA

By on March 19, 2012 5:40 PM in Agency News with 0 Comments

Senators Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Susan Collins (R-ME) have introduced legislation that would create passenger advocates at the busiest airports in the country to be a go-to for passengers who feel they have been treated “inappropriately” by the TSA.

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Congress Has Some Advice for TSA

By on November 16, 2011 7:46 PM in Agency News with 0 Comments

According to a new report released by House Congressional leaders, the Transportation Security Administration has lost its focus on air transportation security and instead has become an “enormous, inflexible and distracted bureaucracy.”

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TSA: Children Still a Security Risk, Albeit a Smaller One

By on September 15, 2011 11:06 AM in Agency News with 0 Comments

DHS announced earlier this week that revised security procedures will, in some cases, allow children 12 and under to avoid pat-downs and removing their shoes at security checkpoints. But the TSA said in a recent blog post that children could still be subjected to these things at the discretion of individual TSA officers based on a child’s appearance.

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The TSA 10 Years After 9/11

By on August 18, 2011 1:48 PM in Agency News with 0 Comments

On the approaching ten year anniversary of September 11, 2001, the TSA highlights policies and procedures it has implemented in the last decade to make air travel safer. Some of these policies haven’t come without controversy, however.

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Rally Held in Florida to Protest TSA

By on July 30, 2011 2:55 PM in Current Events with 0 Comments

It is unusual for a political rally to be organized and carried out with the sole purpose of expressing frustration with one federal agency, but a group of citizens in Florida held a rally this week to protest the TSA’s policies.

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TSA Moves to Drop 'Naked Images' from Body Scanners

By on July 20, 2011 4:49 PM in Current Events with 0 Comments

The Transportation Security Administration is installing new software on its Advanced Imaging Technology (AIT) machines, also known as the body scanners, that is designed to improve individuals’ privacy by eliminating passenger specific images.

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Aggressive TSA Pat-downs Challenged in Wrong Court

By on July 6, 2011 7:27 AM in Court Cases with 0 Comments

A U.S. District Court ducks handling of a challenge to TSA’s enhanced screening procedures by holding that only the U.S. appeals courts can handle these cases.

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Congressional Leaders Call for Investigation of TSA Screening Incident in Honolulu

By on June 22, 2011 11:58 AM in Agency News with 0 Comments

Representatives John Mica (R-FL) and Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) have requested an IG investigation of the recent TSA security screening incident at Honolulu International Airport that had called for 36 TSA workers to be fired and 12 others to be suspended.

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