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Transportation Security Administration Publications


The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) was created in response to the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. TSA's collection is publications of the protections of the nation's transportation systems, ensuring the freedom of movement for people and commerce. In February 2002, TSA assumed responsibility for security at the nation's airports and by the end of the year had deployed a federal work force to meet challenging Congressional deadlines for screening all passengers and baggage.

 
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Tsa Funeral Home Partners

Government Reference Publication

Excerpt: State City Name Website Phone; Transportation Security Administration Page 1 of 76; TSA Rev. 9-9-2005 SOULE; TSA Funeral Home Partners ...

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Review of Air Carriers Year 2000 Passenger and Property Screening ...

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Excerpt: April 18, 2005 Letter Congressional Committees: The terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, revealed serious long-standing weaknesses in the nation?s aviation security system and underscored the need for improvements in order to restore public confidence in air travel and to protect our homeland from future potential threats. Prior to September 11, 2001, providing aviation security was the responsibility of air carriers and airports as part of their cost of doi...

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Interim Guidance on Diploma Mills

By: Richard A. Whitford

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Summary: Identifying and eliminating the use of fraudulent academic degrees, certifications or credentials is in the best interest of every Federal employee and is critical to ensuring that TSA employees have the necessary, legitimate qualifications to secure the safety of our Nation. TSA will not fund or accept degrees, certifications or credentials that are counterfeit or are obtained from non-accredited institutions, including ?diploma mills?. // 2. Questions and Answ...

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January 2005 Pay Limitations for Tsa Employees under the Core Comp...

By: Richard A. Whitford

Government Reference Publication

Excerpt: Coverage. The provisions of this policy apply to all non-executive Core Compensation System employees. // 2. Basic Pay: Effective January 9, 2005, the annual payable basic pay for employees shall be limited to the 2005 rate of pay for Level IV of the Executive Schedule, $140,300. // 3. Locality Pay: The 2005 annual payable combination of basic pay and locality pay shall be limited to the rate of pay for Level III of the Executive Schedule, $149,200.

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Interim Policy on Premium Pay for Employees Exempt under the Fair ...

By: Richard A. Whitford

Government Reference Publication

Excerpt: This HRM Letter supersedes HRM Letter 550-3, dated July 27, 2004, to clarify that all overtime must be ordered and approved in writing and in advance of the work to be performed. Additionally, it clarifies at any employee eligible to receive compensation for overtime work shall receive compensatory time off if his/her rate of pay exceeds the maximum rate for GS-10 in the appropriate locality area, and clarifies that compensatory time must be used before annual l...

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Reimbursement for Professional Liability Insurance

By: Robert W. Gardner

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Purpose: The Treasury, Postal Service and General Government Appropriations Act, 1997, as amended by the Fiscal Year 2000 Treasury Appropriations Act, requires agencies to reimburse a ?qualified employee? (an agency employee in the position of law enforcement officer, supervisor, or management official) for up to one-half of the annual premium costs incurred by such employee for professional liability insurance. This Letter provides the Transportation Security Administra...

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Interim Hr Guidance on Salary Determinations for Transportation Se...

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Excerpt: General. Transportation Security Screeners protect air travelers and commercial aviation by identifying dangerous or deadly objects in baggage or cargo and preventing those objects from being transported onto aircraft. They may use various types of electronic detection and imaging machines for this purpose, for example, they may use X-ray machines, trace detection machines, walk-through metal detectors, and hand-held metal detectors. They may also perform physic...

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Interim Hr Guidance on Salary Determinations for Supervisory Trans...

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Excerpt: General. Supervisory Transportation Security Screeners provide direct day-to-day supervision of security screeners. They administer screening operation work in all airport categories and identify dangerous or deadly objects in baggage, cargo and on passengers, and prevent those objects from being transported onto an aircraft. The minimum salary offer for a Supervisory Transportation Security Screener is the minimum rate of Pay Band G, currently $36,400. In addit...

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Interim Policy on Whistleblower Protections for Tsa Security Screeners

By: Vicki G. Brooks

Government Reference Publication

Excerpt: Attached please find our policy on Whistleblower Protections for TSA Security Screeners.

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Interim Policy on Providing Employment References for Current or F...

By: Richard A. Whitford

Government Reference Publication

Excerpt: Former TSA employees may confirm employment status and may identify the individual's title, job description, pay band, duty stations, and performance elements. Comments should be limited to general observations about the individual's performance based on personal experience and observation, and not information contained in the individual?s official personnel records. Protection of Privacy Act Information. The Privacy Act generally prohibits the disclosure of inf...

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Interim Hr Guidance on Exception to Maximum Entry Age for Tsa Law ...

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Excerpt: General. It is the policy of the Department of Transportation to recognize the need to maintain a young and vigorous work force in physically arduous law enforcement positions. In keeping with that policy, the Department determined that in order for an individual to be initially appointed to a law enforcement position covered by the special retirement provisions of Title 5, United States Code, the individual must be under the age of 37. // 2. Exceptions to the M...

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Interim Hr Guidance on Exception to Maximum Entry Age for Tsa Law ...

By: Robert W. Gardner

Government Reference Publication

Excerpt: General. It is the policy of the Department of Transportation to recognize the need to maintain a young and vigorous work force in physically arduous law enforcement positions. In keeping with that policy, the Department determined that in order for an individual to be initially appointed to a law enforcement position covered by the special retirement provisions of Title 5, United States Code, the individual must be under the age of 37. // 2. Exceptions to the M...

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Interim Policy on Screeners Daily Fitness for Duty under Atsa

By: Paul H. Sheldon

Government Reference Publication

Excerpt: Attached is our Interim Policy on Screeners? Daily Fitness for Duty Under ATSA, HRM Letter No. 339-1. The HRM Letter sets forth the policy, requirements, and procedures implementing 49 USC S44935(e)(2)(A)(v), from section 111(a) of the Aviation and Transportation Security Act (ATSA), that Transportation Security Screeners (?screeners?) have the ability to demonstrate daily fitness for duty. Specifically, this HRM Letter requires (1) that screeners, including lea...

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Interim Guidance on Reduction in Force Rif for Tsa Non-Screener No...

By: Richard A. Whitford

Government Reference Publication

Excerpt: TSA must use FAA personnel management policies until such time as TSA develops its own personnel management policies. General FAA policy on reductions in force is outlined in FAA order 3350.2C ?Staffing Adjustments and Reductions in Force? issued 10/17/94. // 2. This interim guidance is designed to amend specific provisions of the FAA policy to more accurately and appropriately address the needs of TSA in any reduction in force that might occur. This interim gui...

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Awards and Recognition Policy

By: Richard A. Whitford

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Purpose: This policy establishes criteria and requirements for recognizing and rewarding employees. In addition, the policy links the TSA awards and recognition program to organizational performance outcomes and encourages employees to work toward the Strategic Goals established by the Assistant Secretary. // B. Scope: This policy applies to all TSA employees. // C. Roles & Responsibilities The Assistant Administrator for Human Resources is responsible for establishment ...

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Interim Policy on Setting Pay for Promotions, Reassignments, And i...

By: Richard A. Whitford

Government Reference Publication

Excerpt: Setting Pay For Promotion. // a. Policy. A promotion is defined as a move from one pay band to a higher pay band. Promotions must be made in accordance with: HRM Letter No. 300-3, Revised Interim Policy on General Restrictions on Employee Movement After First Appointment to a Transportation Security Administration Position, issued October 9, 2002; and HRM Letter No. 300-4, Interim Policy on Permanent Internal Assignments, issued December 2, 2002. Increases to ba...

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Revised Interim Policy on Setting Pay Upon Appointment to the Tran...

By: Richard A. Whitford

Government Reference Publication

Excerpt: General. This letter supersedes HRM Letter 531-1, Interim Policy on Setting Pay Upon Appointment to the Transportation Security Administration, dated January 13, 2003. // 2. Coverage The provisions of this letter apply to all employees newly hired (appointed for the first time to a Federal position, or reappointed after a break in service of at least 90-days) to the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), except those employees occupying transportation sec...

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Request/Voucher for Advance Salary Payment

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Excerpt: Section B. Employee Agreement (To be completed by employee) I have verified that the information in Section A is accurate and I agree to repay this advance by biweekly payroll deduction as specified above. Salary deductions will begin during the second full pay period following deduction as specified above. Salary deductions will begin during the second full pay period following my appointment date. I understand that if I leave the Department of Transportation, ...

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Interim Policy on Advances in Pay

By: Robert W. Gardner

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Excerpt: Coverage: Generally, an advance in pay may be authorized, in one or more installments covering up to two pay periods, to an employee who: // 1. is either newly appointed (i.e., the first civilian appointment in the Federal Government), or on a subsequent appointment after a break in Federal service of at least 90 days; // 2. is under an appointment not limited to one year or less; and // 3. has a scheduled tour of duty. An advance in pay may not be paid until af...

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Interim Policy on Hours of Duty, Including Alternative Work Schedu...

By: Richard A. Whitford

Government Reference Publication

Purpose: This HRM Letter establishes policies and procedures and assigns responsibilities for scheduling the hours of work, and developing and approving work schedules for non-screeners. Alternative Work Schedules (AWS) programs have the potential to enable managers and supervisors to meet their program goals while allowing employees more flexibility in scheduling their personal activities. As employees gain greater control over their time they can balance work and famil...

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