Statement in Response to GAO Report on TSA Employee Conduct

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

“TSA holds its employees to the highest ethical standards and expects all TSA employees to conduct themselves with integrity and professionalism. TSA concurs with GAO’s four recommendations to ensure that the agency establishes a process to verify that TSA staff at airports are in compliance, and is already working to implement these recommendations.

“All aspects of our workforce regimen — hiring, promotion, retention, training, proactive compliance inspections, investigations, and adjudications — are driven by adherence to the highest ethical standards.  There is zero tolerance for misconduct in the workplace and TSA takes appropriate action when substantiated, including anything from a referral to law enforcement or termination of employment.”