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TSA employee misconduct up 26% in 3 years

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CNN) -- Their job is to keep air travelers safe in the wake of the September 11, 2001, attacks. But just how good of a job are they doing?
A new government report says misconduct by Transportation Security Administration workers has increased more than 26% in the last three years.
Some of the most serious violations include: Employees sleeping on the job, letting family and friends go without being screened, leaving work without permission and stealing.
The Government Accountability Office report released this week says more than 9,000 cases of misconduct were documented over a three-year span.

A new government report says misconduct by Transportation Security Administration workers has increased more than 26% in the last three years.


More than 1,900 of the incidents were deemed significant enough to be possible security threats.
"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," said Rep. John Mica, a Florida Republican and longtime critic of the TSA who ordered the audit.
GAO report reveals increase in TSA employee misconduct
Theft by screeners
The report also details thefts by 56 screeners.






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Former TSA employees Persad Coumar and Davon Webb pleaded guilty last year to stealing $40,000 from a checked bag at New York's John F. Kennedy Airport.
In 2011, Officer Al Raimi, 29, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in Newark. He admitted that for nearly a year, he stole between $10,000 and $30,000 in cash from travelers as they passed through a security checkpoint at Newark Liberty International Airport in New Jersey.
Raimi admitted that he would "kick up" some of that money to a supervisor, who in turn allowed him to keep stealing. The supervisor, Michael Arato, also pleaded guilty to accepting kickbacks and bribes.
Airport officer claims he was fired for exposing sleeping guards
Union: Majority doing great job
Still, the union representing the screeners argues that the numbers show a majority of them are doing a great job.
"If you look at a population the size of a small city -- 56,000 people in this work force -- and the numbers then on an annual basis are then really, really small," said David Borer of the American Federation of Government Employees.
But Mica isn't buying it.
"Why are there so many cases and, then, what is TSA doing about that?" he asks. "The report says they can't really get a handle on it. That raises a lot of issues."
TSA agents at Newark spared from firings after violations
Recommendations
The government report calls on the TSA to improve how they monitor allegations of misconduct and how they follow up after investigations.
The TSA told CNN it is "already working to implement" the recommendations.
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This is what happens when you put thugs in charge of security. Shouldn't be at all surprising.
 

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Congress needs to get on the DHS to allow privatization, which the DHS said years ago they would allow.
LOL! Who are we kidding. The Govt isnt going to let this jobs works program go. Where else are some of these misfits going to get a good job with bennies and a retiremnet.
 
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More accurate headline would likely be "Tsa employees caught up 26% in three years" They didn't just get more worthless recently, they've always been worthless.
 

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Can't blame them for doing the same thing when they worked at Walmart.....
 

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WASHINGTON -- The Transportation Security Administration is recommending that armed personnel be present at airport checkpoints during peak hours of passenger traffic, though airports would be able to tailor the security to their specific needs, according to a report released on Wednesday.

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2014/03/26/tsa-checkpoints/6912717/

Yeah,
They are called Airport Police, get them away from Crispy Cremes and at the security checkpoints.
 

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Congress needs to get on the DHS to allow privatization, which the DHS said years ago they would allow.
LOL! Who are we kidding. The Govt isnt going to let this jobs works program go. Where else are some of these misfits going to get a good job with bennies and a retiremnet.

Yeah,

Run with the GOP....." privatization" when translated into English away from Wyoming means "for profit".....

Not always the right solution
 

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Maybe I'm missing something, but I've never had a bad experience with TSA. Truly, we go to the front of the line, all my exchanges with them have been civil and often quit friendly and I can't think of a single negative exchange. I'm thinking it all boils down to the fact if your nice, that's what you get in return and if you want to look for trouble you can create it.
Another point, hard to say just how effective they are, but would you want there to be no TSA? Would you really want anyone and everyone to be able to buy a ticket on line and just walk onto the airplane unsearched? If there was no TSA you SWA folks would have had about a dozen onboard gun fights by now! And think how vulnerable we would be to the idiots like those little piece of craps at the Boston Marathon?
 

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Maybe I'm missing something, but I've never had a bad experience with TSA. Truly, we go to the front of the line, all my exchanges with them have been civil and often quit friendly and I can't think of a single negative exchange. I'm thinking it all boils down to the fact if your nice, that's what you get in return and if you want to look for trouble you can create it.

What does me being (or not being) nice have to do with Smurf Police stealing and/or sleeping on the job?
 

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What does me being (or not being) nice have to do with Smurf Police stealing and/or sleeping on the job?

Because if you are having problems it could be self generated.
I've never seen a TSA agent sleeping, I'm sure there have been isolated incidents , just like pilots sleeping on the job makes the news.
 

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Because if you are having problems it could be self generated.
I've never seen a TSA agent sleeping, I'm sure there have been isolated incidents , just like pilots sleeping on the job makes the news.

I didn't say I was having problems. What I asked was how my conduct (whatever it was) caused their theft and/or their laziness.
 

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Maybe I'm missing something, but I've never had a bad experience with TSA. Truly, we go to the front of the line, all my exchanges with them have been civil and often quit friendly and I can't think of a single negative exchange. I'm thinking it all boils down to the fact if your nice, that's what you get in return and if you want to look for trouble you can create it.
Another point, hard to say just how effective they are, but would you want there to be no TSA? Would you really want anyone and everyone to be able to buy a ticket on line and just walk onto the airplane unsearched? If there was no TSA you SWA folks would have had about a dozen onboard gun fights by now! And think how vulnerable we would be to the idiots like those little piece of craps at the Boston Marathon?

While what you say is true.....we used to go to the front of the line with the private security firms as well.

Question for you:

What PROHIBITED items did the pre 9-11 private security screeners allow through the checkpoints on 9-11?

You do know that box cutters were legal back then and were not on the GOVERNMENT's list of prohibited items that the private screening companies were enforcing at the time.

Do you honestly believe that the TSA is doing any better of a job finding prohibited items then private security did in the past? Search on the net for the actual statistics...it's sad. The TSA is a very costly, knee jerk, smoke and mirrors solution to make the public feel more comfortable after a horrible national tragedy.
 

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While what you say is true.....we used to go to the front of the line with the private security firms as well.

Question for you:

What PROHIBITED items did the pre 9-11 private security screeners allow through the checkpoints on 9-11?

You do know that box cutters were legal back then and were not on the GOVERNMENT's list of prohibited items that the private screening companies were enforcing at the time.

Do you honestly believe that the TSA is doing any better of a job finding prohibited items then private security did in the past? Search on the net for the actual statistics...it's sad. The TSA is a very costly, knee jerk, smoke and mirrors solution to make the public feel more comfortable after a horrible national tragedy.

So what's your beef then.....We aren't paying for it, the ticketholder pays for the privilege. Pre- 9/11 the airlines had to pay for the (lack of) security firms. I see no problems keeping them on the gubmint payroll. Although I am not saying TSA is an iron gate, they make me feel better than the old days of Sanjay barely speaking english telling me to put my bags on the belt in broken Farsi......
 

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Although I am not saying TSA is an iron gate, they make me feel better than the old days of Sanjay barely speaking english telling me to put my bags on the belt in broken Farsi......

It's still the same Sanjay, except he's wearing a smurf uniform and gets full gubmint bennies
 

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It's still the same Sanjay, except he's wearing a smurf uniform and gets full gubmint bennies

I doubt that...at least they screen them. So you'd rather have it back to the old days? Really???

What's wrong with the government paying bennies? At least they are working, or was that going to be your next shielded Glenn Beck inspired rant?
 

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So what's your beef then.....We aren't paying for it, the ticketholder pays for the privilege. Pre- 9/11 the airlines had to pay for the (lack of) security firms. I see no problems keeping them on the gubmint payroll. Although I am not saying TSA is an iron gate, they make me feel better than the old days of Sanjay barely speaking english telling me to put my bags on the belt in broken Farsi......

No beef really. Just my opinion.

I don't believe that the ticket holder is bearing the full brunt of the cost of the TSA when you factor in retirement and government bennies but I could be totally wrong. Only time will tell.

After 9-11, the general public was led to believe that the private screening personnel did something wrong when they did not. This was the governments justification for forming the TSA. The problem really was the government because the dangerous items used were not on the "prohibited items" list (box cutters) and intelligence gathering was slackened in the years prior to save money.
 
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