U.S. Airport Employers Hiring Without Background Checks

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  1. sobore
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    Employers at some U.S. airports are being allowed to hire workers without completing all background security checks because of a backlog in the screening process, federal officials said.

    The backlog was first reported by WSB-TV in Atlanta, which obtained a memo from airport officials outlining the Transportation Security Administration directive. The memo was sent from officials at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport — the world's busiest — on April 20 to airlines and contractors. It says workers can be granted access to certain parts of the airport before their checks are finished.

    TSA requires threat assessments to be conducted for all airport and airline employees who require access to secure areas in airports, including baggage workers, ground maintenance workers, and restaurant and retail employees, the agency said last year.

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  2. paladin87
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    Yeah....sounds about right. Why does nothing surprise me anymore. Reminds me of the line in Casino..."you can work in a casino while they process your application...I know guys been working there 30 years never got a license."
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