USA: Report reveals almost half of TSA employees cited for misconduct between 2013-2015, including accepting bribes and the trafficking of narcotics.
Nearly half of the entire Transportation Security Administration (TSA) workforce—a total of 26, 878 employees—were allegedly involved in misconduct between fiscal years (FY) 2013 and 2015, putting the security of the flying public at risk, according to a recent report by the Majority Staff of the House Committee on Homeland Security.
The new report, “Misconduct at TSA Threatens the Security of the Flying public,” addresses growing concerns that TSA, which has roughly 60,000 employees working at about 450 airports, is not taking proper measures to effectively handle cases of misconduct among its employees.
The 29-page document is the result of a 6-month long joint investigation conducted by the Subcommittee on Oversight and Management Efficiency and the Subcommittee on Transportation Security.
Examples of misconduct include solicitation of prostitutes, accepting bribes, human smuggling and the trafficking of narcotics, among others.
The Government Accountability Office (GAO) conducted an investigation in 2013 that revealed a 27 percent increase in TSA employee misconduct from FY 2010 to 2012. Although TSA subsequently implemented many of GAO’s recommended measures to curb TSA misconduct, allegations of employee misconduct grew by almost 29 percent from FY 2013 to 2015.
Source: Homeland Security Today . US / Homeland Security Committee.
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