Government reports TSA employee misconduct up 26% in 3 years
Government report: TSA employee misconduct up 26% in 3 years - CNN.com
mong the report's findings:-- Misconduct cases involving TSA employees -- everything from being late to skipping crucial security protocols -- rose from 2,691 a year in 2010 to 3,408 in 2012.-- About a third of the cases involved being late or not reporting for work, the largest single category of offenses.-- 10% of offenses involved inappropriate comments or abusive behavior.-- About a quarter involved screening and security failures -- including sleeping on the job -- or neglect of duty offenses that resulted in losses or careless inspections.Examples of violationsThe report details one case of a TSA agent suspended for seven days after trying to carry a relative's bag past security without screening. A supervisor interceded and the bag was found to contain "numerous prohibited items," according to the GAO report. It didn't say what the items were.