Integrity issues at the TSA?


Though it’s light on actual facts besides a few claims by irate travelers and a blanket statement from the accused, this article on MSNBC’s website claims that thieving in the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is rampant. The TSA is the organization that employs baggage checkers and those people who make you take off your belt and shoes at airport security checkpoints.

Though the article only digs a bit to mention some stats to support this claim (such as firing about 200 employees for theft since 2001), it is interesting because this is the kind of thing you usually hear about in retail operations. One has to wonder if integrity testing would be a useful addition to whatever other kinds of screening the TSA does on its applicants, assuming they don’t use one already.