One of the latest stories in the media about possible effects of the partial government shutdown...TSA screeners are calling out sick, reportedly due to the shutdown. While the TSA says call outs began over the holiday period and have increased, the agency claims they are causing minimal impact given that there are nearly 52,000 employees supporting the screening process.
The TSA says security effectiveness won't be compromised and performance standards will not change. Workers at Palm Beach International Airport say TSA screeners are not calling out sick there, so lines are running smoothly.
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