Report: TSA Official Complains Of Waste At Local Airports

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  1. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    WWNY TV: Report: TSA Official Complains Of Waste At Local Airports

    Did the Transportation Security Administration pay law enforcement officers for work they didn't do at airports in Watertown, Ogdensburg and Massena?

    According to a TSA administrative officer in Syracuse, the answer is yes.

    Syracuse.com reports that Wayne Sparks complained about fraud, waste and abuse at airports in the Syracuse region.

    According to the article, Sparks said the TSA spent more than $600,000 a year too much on local law enforcement officers at airports in Ogdensburg, Massena and Watertown.

    "We were paying them for time they weren't there," Sparks was quoted as saying. "They were paid for eight hours when they were only there for two."

    This happened over a four year period, Sparks said.

    He told Syracuse.com that the TSA's practice of overpaying for police at those airports finally stopped in September 2011, but for almost a year, no one listened to his concerns.

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  2. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    Syracuse Post-Standard: TSA administrator in Syracuse accuses boss of retaliation over complaints of mismanagement

    The Syracuse area’s Transportation Security Administration was found to be a hostile work environment four years ago when inspectors interviewed workers about the local director. And one TSA administrator in Syracuse claims that director, Daniel Liddell, has repeatedly retaliated against him for complaining about fraud, waste and abuse at airports in the Syracuse region.

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    The inspectors found that Liddell “is militaristic, inflexible, a poor listener and impatient with employees,” Sparks wrote in the email, which he sent to two U.S. senators in the hope they would intervene. Sparks recently provided the email to The Post-Standard.

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    Among Sparks’ complaints was that for four years the TSA was spending more than $600,000 a year too much on local law enforcement officers at airports in Ogdensburg, Massena and Watertown. The agency was paying for police hours that no one worked at those airports, he said. “We were paying them for time they weren’t there,” Sparks said. “They were paid for eight hours when they were only there for two.”

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  3. RB

    RB Founding Member

    Start by checking Liddell's and families bank accounts, standard of living and other indications of getting paid under the table.

    TSA SOP. They learn from the top down.

    Why no mention of the waste at airports of TSA screeners standing around doing nothing? See it every time I go to the airport, admittedly not very often the last couple of years.
     

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