Defense News

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Background checks delay hires

Problems with a new federal background check for potential airport employees could slow baggage delivery, delay cargo shipments and cut the hours of airport vendors at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport and other airports throughout the country as the holiday travel season approaches.

At Sea-Tac alone, more than 400 new hires are awaiting clearance from the federal Transportation Security Administration before they can be issued badges that allow them to work beyond the airport’s security checkpoints...FULL ARTICLE.

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