Digital News Report – The US Transportation Security Administration (TSA) said today that they proposed that over 30 TSA employees at the Honolulu International Airport (HNL) be removed because they failed to screen checked baggage.
The TSA Administrator John Pistole said that the new Office of Professional Responsibility allows the agency to take appropriate action for employees who compromise travelers’ security by any means.
While the internal investigation was going on at the Honolulu airport, the agency placed several of the employees into non-security positions. The TSA agency found that some checked baggage during one shift was not properly screened. Because of this, the TSA said that a limited amount of flights at the end of 2010 was not properly secured.
The TSA said that they test security operations at the airports via CCTV, random inspections, covert tests, and with peer and management supervision. If they find protocols are not being followed they will investigate for any kind of misconduct.
The TSA is temporarily filing the staff at the Honolulu airport. In a few weeks, the TSA will be seeking to hire permanent replacements.
By: Victoria Brown