Honolulu TSA Managers Admit 'Dictatorial' Atmosphere

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  1. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    KITV: Honolulu TSA Managers Admit 'Dictatorial' Atmosphere: Remaining Managers Reaching Out To Employees

  2. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    Unfortunately, in this economy, they'll be replaced in the blink of an eye. And more will come after them.
  3. Bart

    Bart Original Member

    Just an insider's view: For the FSD, AFSD-Screening and DAFSD-Screening to get fired right off the bat is a major house-cleaning move. The fact that TSA has denied the appeals of seven fired employees tells me that it must have had some pretty strong evidence to fire those 36 people. My guess is that the evidence on the 12 who got suspended probably fell short enough to allow reasonable doubt. This is a huge shake-up.

    I hope none of this gets filed away and forgotten. There are many valuable lessons here that need to be exported to other airports, once all the legal mumbo-jumbo is completed, so that they avoid the same pitfalls and leadership failures. To me, this will be a true test of Pistole's leadership. Good leaders share lessons learned: the good, the bad and the ugly.
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  4. RB

    RB Founding Member

    Why so many levels of management? FSD, AFDS-Screening (meaning other AFSD's), DAFSD-Screening (meaning other DAFSD's), TSM's, STSO's, LTSO's, TSO's. Who is being left out here? That is just to many levles of management and replicated all across the country. TSA has really been empire building and needs a serious budget cutting and a thinning of the herd.

    As we said in the Navy, to many chiefs, not enough indians.
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  5. Bart

    Bart Original Member

    Not really. In the Army, you have the battalion commander, battalion S-3 and operations officer. That's the equivalent of who got canned. The FSD is the commander. The AFSD-Screening is the S-3. The DAFSD-Screening is the ops officer. The AFSD is the big picture guy and the DAFSD is the details guy. I'm sure even the Navy had a similar structure.

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