Friday, June 10, 2011


Today, we announced the findings of a months-long investigation into allegations of improper screening of baggage at Honolulu International Airport (HNL).  The investigation revealed that a portion of checked

baggage presented to one shift of employees at one location, affecting a limited number of flights per day, were purposefully improperly screened.

The result?  Today, we delivered over thirty proposed letters of removal to employees implicated in the investigation (including two senior managers).  As Administrator Pistole said, "We hold our workforce to the

highest ethical standards and will not tolerate employees who in any way compromise the security of the traveling public."

Countless TSA employees work hard every day to protect travelers at airports nationwide.  These employees know that our success depends on their hard work, professionalism and integrity.  We have a serious job
to do, and anyone who is not doing that job will be held accountable.

Our country, our agency and the flying public deserve no less.

Nico Melendez
TSA Blog Team

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