TSA Manager Targeted For Firing Speaks Out: HNL TSA Lacked Staff, Equipment To Do Its Job, He Says

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  1. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    KITV: TSA Manager Targeted For Firing Speaks Out: HNL TSA Lacked Staff, Equipment To Do Its Job, He Says

    I'm skeptical.
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  2. Bart

    Bart Original Member

    This is where my hardcore military background kicks in: commander assumes responsibilities for all actions during his/her watch. Period. In this case, the same principle applies to the manager.
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  3. Rugape

    Rugape Original Member

    I am also skeptical. If they don't have the proper equipment, then they can screen each bag by hand until the equipment is available. You can only do one bag at a time.
  4. Cartoon Peril

    Cartoon Peril Original Member

    Well, you perhaps haven't worked for the non-military side of the government very long. I know of one case involving a corrupt supervisor at the former Immigration and Naturalization Service, who for years had been taking bribes to issue green cards to unqualified people, without any kind of fingerprint check or even an application being filed. To make a long story short, there were no accounting controls and no audit procedures that would have prevented this. INS only caught on to the guy when the fool went out and bought a Lamborghini. Of course, he got fired and there was a huge mess unraveling all the phony green cards he'd issued. But naturally his bosses, who put him in the position to do this, and imposed no audit procedures to make sure there was a paper trail suffered no detriment to their careers.
  5. KrazyKat

    KrazyKat Original Member

    How interesting. I wish I had Ware's lawyer.

    And then God bless the military b/c when a governmental or private manager
    that will truly be opposite day.
    For goodness sakes the CIA didn't disclose it had been tracking, possibly trying to recruit, two of the hijackers. Did they forget? The operative principal is CYA and to NOT take responsibility. Secrecy sure comes in handy when you have something to hide. Controls and audit trails: good things.
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  6. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    Back in the news, the 2nd round has now come full circle ...

    UK Daily Mail: Twice-fired TSA manager gets his job back AGAIN after judge rules he was unfairly sacked in Hawaii baggage-checking scandal

    A Transportation Security Authority baggage-checking manager has got his job back a second time after he was unfairly fired twice. Raymond Ware and 35 other TSA employees were let go from Honolulu International Airport in 2011 after an investigation revealed that for several months, some officers failed to hand-screen checked baggage for explosives. But Ware challenged the dismissal, and has become the fourth TSA manager to win a settlement or successfully challenge his firing after the baggage-checking scandal.
  7. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    Hawaii News Now: EXCLUSIVE: HNL TSA manager, fired twice, gets his job back again

    A Transportation Security Administration manager fired from Honolulu International Airport has been reinstated, the fourth TSA manager to win a settlement or successfully challenge his firing after a baggage-checking scandal that resulted in the termination of 36 TSA employees. "I was charged with being negligent and careless and the judge found that I was neither," said Raymond Ware, who was let go along with 35 other TSA employees in 2011 after an investigation revealed that for several months, some officers failed to hand-screen checked baggage for explosives at Honolulu International Airport.
  8. RB

    RB Founding Member

    Seems TSA is even incompetent at documenting employee performance. No documentation, no firing.

    TSA is not good at anything except one thing, Pucking UP!:rolleyes:
  9. Caradoc

    Caradoc Original Member

    I dunno. They seem to be awfully competent at the hiring and maintenance of people who're unemployable in any other position.
  10. RB

    RB Founding Member

    So the every cloud has a silver lining applies here?
  11. Caradoc

    Caradoc Original Member

    Boy, is HE in the wrong line of "work."
  12. Caradoc

    Caradoc Original Member

    In the case of the TSA, I would say that the silver lining (people having jobs) has a cloud (the TSA.)
  13. TSA News Blog

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    As we’ve reported many times, while you’re being separated from your belongings and getting your private parts groped, because you’re obviously too dangerous to be let onto a plane otherwise, much of the luggage and cargo are still going into the hold unscreened.​
    It was unscreened luggage that got 36 TSA employees in trouble at Honolulu International Airport in 2011. In a rare burst of responsibility, the TSA fired those employees.​
    Well, at least one of them is back. For a second time.​
    TSA manager Raymond Ware was let go — twice — and rehired — twice. So he’s back to collecting his $89,000 annual salary. He had sued for wrongful termination.​
    Over at Jaunted, they calculate that Ware has by now collected almost a million bucks in back pay. And he’s not the only one:​
    Honolulu’s former Federal Security Director Glen Kajiyama, who was also fired by the TSA, won a financial settlement and federal retirement benefits in July, according to his attorney, Elbridge Smith. Kajiyama’s settlement amount was kept secret, according to terms of the deal with the TSA, Smith said.​
    Deputy Assistant Federal Security Director Adam Myers also appealed his dismissal. In July, Myers settled his case for an amount of money that must remain secret as part of the settlement agreement, according to Myers’ lawyer, Todd Withy.​
    Last October, former TSA manager Olivier Jodloman was reinstated to his old job by an administrative judge.​
    As I love to say, folks, your tax dollars at work!​
    Look, I don’t know if any of these people were, in fact, wrongfully terminated. And I never will. Neither will anyone else. And of course it’s possible that the higher-ups are more to blame and are scapegoating their underlings, something that goes on in workplaces everywhere.​
    What I do know is that the TSA’s practices are ineffective and abusive, its management dismissive and out of touch.​
    The TSA is a charade. It exists only to make people “feel” safer. We have provided evidence for this assertion hundreds of times at this blog, and we aren’t the only ones who’ve done it.​
  14. Caradoc

    Caradoc Original Member

    Ethically speaking, is it even possible to "wrongfully terminate" someone from a position that should not exist in the first place?
  15. RB

    RB Founding Member

    I see where you went wrong. Trying to mix ethics and TSA. Ain't gonna work.
  16. Caradoc

    Caradoc Original Member

    But you do see the point of the question, yes? If someone is "fired" from being, say, a hit man or a contract rapist, can they actually sue for wrongful termination?
  17. RB

    RB Founding Member

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