Airports see rise in sick calls for TSA screeners
The federal agency tasked with guaranteeing U.S. airport security acknowledged an increase in the number of its employees calling off work during the partial government shutdown.
Employees of the Transportation Security Administration are expected to work without pay during the shutdown because their jobs are considered essential.
The TSA did not say how many employees have called out, but it said wait times so far “remain well within TSA standards.”
“Security effectiveness will not be compromised,” the agency statement said.