TSA asks employees to move to airports suffering from mass callouts
A Transportation Security Administration (TSA) worker screens passengers and airport employees at O'Hare International Airport in Chicago, Illinois. Photo: Scott Olson/Getty Images
A TSA executive sent out an internal email Monday asking for 250 employees in more than 10 states to move to airports that are struggling with staff callouts as a result of the 32-day government shutdown, CNN reports.
Why it matters: The plea comes after reports that 10% of airport screeners missed work this past holiday weekend — up from 3.1% the same time last year — as they prepare to lose out on a second straight paycheck. "Many employees are reporting that they are not able to report to work due to financial limitations," TSA said in a statement Tuesday.