Examining Management Practices and Misconduct at TSA: Part I, Hearing Before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, House of Representatives, One Hundred Fourteenth Congress, Second Session, April 27, 2016 [open pdf - 2MB]
This is a testimony compilation of the April 27, 2016 hearing on "Examining Management Practices and Misconduct at TSA: Part I" held before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. From the statement of Jay Brainard: "We continue to have a culture problem in TSA brought on by an unwillingness to address misconduct of senior executives combined with poor leadership and decision making, all of which have been the number one contributing factor of our security risks and which led to our poor performance. We have low morale, a lack of trust, and field leaders who are fearful to speak out, and for good reason. People at all levels of the agency, both in the field and at Headquarters have spent most of their time having to constantly look over their shoulder when doing the right thing. And let me make one thing abundantly clear, this is not a TSA Headquarters issue. There are legions of decent people at our headquarters who are just as disgusted and just as concerned as I am sitting here today. This is and has always been a senior executive leadership problem; I refer to those at the very top of the food chain." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Jay Brainard, Mark Livingston, and Andrew Rhoades.
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