Thu, Jun 05, 2003
TSA's Managerial Ineptness Starting to be Noticed by
Rep. Hal Rogers (R-KY), chairman of the House of
Representatives appropriations subcommittee on homeland security,
has given the TSA until October 1 to find all the criminals ana
ne'er do-wells in its employ.
The TSA, he found out, in its rush to hire a politically-correct
workforce as fast as possible, has apparently blown a few
background checks. More to the point, he noted, nearly half of the
nearly 60,000 screeners already hired haven't had their criminal
(and financial) background checks completed.
The TSA's premier, James Loy, pledged to get the work done by
the deadline. Meanwhile, about 3,000 of the screeners are being
laid off -- presumably, the background checks could be used to help
cull the herd, so the good ones don't get canned, while some
putative criminals in the agency remain undetected, enjoying
taxpayer-funded paychecks and benefits.
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