By Matt Grant
CREATED JUN. 2, 2012
FORT MYERS - Several TSA employees are in hot water at Southwest Florida International.
Some TSA employees could be removed after an investigation last year found proper procedures for applying random, supplemental screenings were not followed, the TSA confirms.
"TSA holds all of its employees to the highest professional and ethical standards," said TSA spokesperson Sari Koshetz in a statement, "and has zero tolerance for misconduct in the workplace."
The incident occurred during an isolated period last year. The TSA confirms all passengers and bags were screened and travelers were never in danger.
"Accountability is an important aspect of our work and TSA takes appropriate action with any employee who does not follow our procedures," said Koshetz.
"The decision to take disciplinary action, including the proposed removal of several individuals from the TSA reaffirms our strong commitment to ensure the safety of the traveling public," the statement continued, "and to hold all our employees to the highest standards of conduct and accountability."