Congressional Budget Office Cost Estimate: H.R. 4803: TSA Office of Inspection Accountability Act of 2014   [open pdf - 19KB]

"The Office of Inspection in the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is responsible for ensuring the effectiveness and efficiency of TSA's operations and identifying vulnerabilities in the agency's security systems. In carrying out its mission, the office conducts internal inspections, investigations, and covert tests to assess the integrity of the agency's activities and its staff. Under current law, roughly half of the office's employees are classified as criminal investigators and are eligible for certain statutory employment benefits because they are considered law enforcement officers. In particular, such individuals qualify for additional compensation (known as Law Enforcement Availability Pay) and enhanced retirement benefits. H.R. 4803 would direct the Inspector General of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to review the data and methods that TSA uses to classify personnel as law enforcement officers and to reclassify, as necessary, any staff of the Office of Inspection that are currently misclassified according to the results of that review. The bill would require DHS to provide various security-related updates and reports to the Congress."

Public Domain
Retrieved From:
U.S. Congressional Budget Office: http://www.cbo.gov/
Media Type:
Help with citations