Mar 1, 2019 - Technology

Post-shutdown, over 1,000 TSA workers still await back pay

In this image, a TSA worker stands next to a sign.

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More than 1,000 TSA employees are still awaiting payment after the government shutdown that left 800,000 federal employees furloughed or working without pay, CNN reports.

The bottom line: TSA provided partial paychecks to its employees during the shutdown, which could be the cause of this delay as the agency scrambles pay employees the accurate amount. TSA airport screener absences hit 10% 30 days into the shutdown, signaling the financial hardship on employees.

"It appears as though their effort to partially pay people screwed things up and they are still getting their act together."
— anonymous TSA official, interviewed by CNN

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