New labor pact ends TSA’s current pay system

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  1. Monica47

    Monica47 Original Member

    Transportation Security Administration screeners will get a new performance management system under their first-ever collective bargaining agreement.

    The American Federation of Government Employees, which represents some 45,000 screeners, said on Sunday that the controversial Performance Accountability and Standards System — a pay-for-performance system that AFGE said was discriminatory and a poor measure of performance — will be replaced by a new program called TOPS.

    “PASS as we know it will end,” AFGE said. “Certification test scores will no longer count on performance scores and pay increases.”

    AFGE said it will submit the agreement to TSA’s 45,000 bargaining-unit employees for ratification in the next few weeks.

    AFGE did not say what TOPS stands for, or offer details on how it will work. AFGE said TOPS will evaluate screeners’ “actual performance of their duties.”

    AFGE has long opposed PASS, and pledged to overturn it either through contract negotiations, court challenges or congressional lobbying.

    The contract also increases screeners’ annual uniform allowance from $232 to $446. It also allows screeners to wear uniform shorts in hot weather, athletic shoes and other alternative shoe options, and it reduces tattoo restrictions.
  2. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    Relaxing the tattoo restrictions should increase their recruiting option by reaching out to other hard to employ groups such as these and these. We won't have to settle for riffraff hired off pizza boxes & gas pumps any longer.

    God bless the TSA. They're going to get better by the day. :)
  3. Caradoc

    Caradoc Original Member

    “Certification test scores will no longer count on performance scores and pay increases.”

    And we all know why, right?
  4. RB

    RB Founding Member

  5. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    While we're off on that tangent, maybe TSA could be transferred to BOP & run as an in-house prison industry? Benefits would be better management and searches that are already in-line w/ department policies and practices.
  6. RB

    RB Founding Member

    Opens the LEO door, not such a good idea. I favor contract employees who can be fired.
  7. TravelnMedic

    TravelnMedic Original Member

    Yeah because they fail 4x more tests then they pass on average since the abortion of an idea called TSA happened.
  8. Caradoc

    Caradoc Original Member

    I was thinking they were going to reduce the income of the ethically-impaired people taking the bribes to let their mentally-impaired co-workers "pass."
  9. Caradoc

    Caradoc Original Member

  10. TravelnMedic

    TravelnMedic Original Member

    I just fell out of my chair laughing so hard from reading that.
  11. Caradoc

    Caradoc Original Member

    Keep reading. There's more today.

    You'd think that eventually, TSA employees would get so tired of defending the indefensible that they'd stop admitting in public that they work for the TSA.

    Alas, very few of them appear to be smart enough to simply STFU.
  12. Frank

    Frank Original Member

    That won't happen until there are public shunnings and beatings.

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