Review of Allegations of Misconduct and Mismanagement Within TSA's Office of Global Strategies (Redacted)   [open pdf - 1MB]

Alternate Title: Department of Homeland Security Office of Inspector General: Review of Allegations of Misconduct and Mismanagement Within TSA's Office of Global Strategies (Redacted)

"On May 18, 2011, Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Administrator John Pistole received a letter from an anonymous author who made several allegations of misconduct and mismanagement within TSA's Office of Global Strategies. Administrator Pistole asked us to review the allegations. The author provided only a general description of the allegations and little or no supporting information or examples, and appeared to have little understanding of some of the policies or programs implicated in the allegations. The allegations fell into three broad categories: security concerns, waste and inefficiency, and workplace issues. We were unable to substantiate most of the author's allegations. Office of Global Strategies took corrective actions on assessments conducted in Haiti, is methodical in determining where to deploy its representatives around the world, and did not circumvent the hiring process or take improper actions to select two regional directors. The Capacity Development Branch has spent thousands of dollars on its training programs, but the allegation that its programs provide little more than basic screener training is inaccurate. However, we confirmed that TSA did not issue a timely Emergency Amendment for Haiti following the 2010 earthquake, and has not evaluated all preclearance airports as required. Office of Global Strategies is taking action to strengthen the Emergency Amendment process and the preclearance program. We did not identify any discrepancies or evidence of favoritism regarding Office of Global Strategies' administration of awards, promotions and in-position increases, training, and hiring processes, but some employees perceive problems in these areas."

Report Number:
Department of Homeland Security, Office of Inspector General, Report No. OIG-12-96
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United States. Dept. of Homeland Security: http://www.dhs.gov/
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