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TSA boosts screener staffing at key airports

The Transportation Security Administration has reallocated its workforce of passenger and baggage screeners, adding positions at several airports and cutting staff at others. The move is aimed at implementing a congressionally mandated cap of 45,000 employees at the agency. The revised staffing levels add 1,175 full-time equivalent positions while eliminating 91 jobs across the country. The adjustments are relatively small compared to major staff cuts made at the agency in 2003 to meet the workforce cap. “Unlike the rightsizing of last year, today’s announcement reflects modest adjustments to a workforce that has already functioned for the last six months at the congressionally mandated cap of 45,000 full-time equivalents,” the agency said in a May 14 statement. “No layoffs are anticipated, as any reductions can be achieved through normal attrition.” Full Story

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