Air­ports see rise in sick calls for TSA screen­ers

The State (Sunday) - - News -

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.

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