TSA, the VA, Venezuela and Bernie
What do these have in common—TSA, the VA, Venezuela and Bernie Sanders?
You may have already guessed, but first, in case you missed this on your Twitter feed....
UPDATE: Kelly Hoggan has been removed from his position as head of security at TSA, following our hearing on May 12 on mismanagement at TSA.
— Oversight Committee (@GOPoversight) May 23, 2016
CNN has more:
The House Oversight Committee conducted a hearing on TSA's operations on May 12. At the hearing the TSA Administrator, Peter Neffenger, was questioned why Hoggan was given $90,000 in bonuses when security lines were not improving.His agency is on the defensive after three former TSA employees testified that they were retaliated against after "directed reassignments," where employees who have highlighted wrongdoing within the administration are shifted to other assignments.
Neffenger said then that he did not "tolerate" potential retaliation against whistleblowers and pledged to "look into it."The TSA declined to comment. But in an internal memo from Neffenger on Monday, the TSA announced several changes to its management.
"The days to an appointment is really not what we should be measuring. What we should be measuring is the veteran's satisfaction," [Veterans Affairs Secretary Bob] McDonald told reporters at a Christian Science Monitor breakfast in Washington, according to The Hill newspaper. "When you go to Disney, do they measure the number of hours you wait in line?" he asked. "What's important is what's your satisfaction with the experience."