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GAO Report: Misconduct by TSA Workers Up 26 Percent in Three Years

Wednesday, 31 Jul 2013 10:19 AM

By Lisa Barron

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A new government report found that misconduct by Transportation Security Administration employees has jumped more than 26 percent in the last three years.

"TSA investigated and adjudicated approximately 9,600 cases of employee misconduct from fiscal years 2010 through 2012," according to the report, released this week by the Government Accountability Office. "From fiscal years 2010 through 2012, the annual number of TSA misconduct cases increased from 2,691 to 3,408."

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Some of the most serious violations included workers sleeping on the job, letting family and friends go through checkpoints without screening, leaving work without permission, and theft.

"There's not even a way to properly report some of the offenses, so this may be just the tip of the iceberg of some of the offenses," Republican Rep. John Mica of Florida, who ordered the audit, told CNN.

But David Borer of the American Federation of Government Employees, the union that represents the TSA workers, argued that most TSA employees are doing their jobs well.

"If you look at a population the size of a small city — 56,000 in this workforce — and the numbers, then, on an annual basis, [they are] really, really small," he told CNN.

Still, among other things, the GAO recommended the TSA establish a process to review misconduct cases and follow up after investigations.

The report noted the "[Department of Homeland Security] concurred with the recommendations and TSA is taking actions in response."



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