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Homeland Security Transportation Security Subcommittee Holds Hearing on TSA Screener Misconduct John Halinski

August 02, 2012

The Homeland Security Subcommittee on Transportation Security, chaired by Rep. Mike Rogers (R-AL) held a hearing entitled “Breach of Trust: Addressing Misconduct Among TSA Screeners”.

The hearing examined the Transportation Security Administration’s (TSA) efforts to more quickly recognize and take action on potential criminal and/or negligent employee conduct. In addition, Members will have the opportunity to discuss how TSA adjudicates cases when misconduct does occur.

Rogers said: “Given the importance of securing aviation and other transportation systems from a terrorist attack, it is essential that TSA rebuild its trust and image with the American people. Many Federal agencies struggle with criminal cases against their employees; but TSA, unlike most government agencies, interacts with the general public in a very frequent and personal manner, and its high-profile criminal cases, among other failings, have resulted in major image problems and a growing lack of support for the agency. I look forward to hearing from TSA’s new Deputy Administrator, John Halinski, and providing TSA the opportunity to describe its efforts to more quickly identify and remove employees whose behavior or lack of judgment can further damage TSA’s already troubled image with the traveling public.”

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