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‘You got people at our headquarters that are abusing their staff members’

More than 100 of the Transportation Security Administration’s 48,000 airport screeners quit each week, and whistle-blowers told congressional investigators that “we remain an agency in crisis.”

The personnel losses affect airport screening times across the country.

“Many airports are complaining that TSA is getting worse, not better,” said House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman [score]Jason Chaffetz[/score]

TSA staffers testified Wednesday that senior employees are often not held accountable for misconduct and the TSA office created a hostile work environment by intimidating personnel by abusing integrity testing.
“These leaders are some of the biggest bullies in government,” [score]Jay Brainard[/score], a TSA security director in Kansas, told committee. “While the new administrator of TSA has made security a much-needed priority once again, make no mistake about it, we remain an agency in crisis.”

“One of the items that they are notorious for planting in an airport is a pen. They will throw a pen on the floor, let’s say in cue and TSO picks it up and doesn’t turn it in they will fly back out a couple of investigators and they will literally interrogate them and push for resignation or they will propose a removal for theft for a pen,” Brainard testified, noting there was a Transportation Security Officer who picked up a planted pen and threw it in the garbage.

The whistle-blowers also told the committee that directed reassignments happened to staffers who fell out of favor with senior management. Although a new TSA administrator, Peter V. Neffenger, was confirmed in June 2015, who instilled training, ended executive bonuses, and stopped mandated relocations, many abusive senior employees still work in their original positions at the TSA.

Source: TSA Whistle-Blowers: ‘Agency In Crisis’ | The Daily Caller