One of the largest disciplinary actions in the agency's 10-year history
Action has been taken against more than 40 employees of the Transportation Security Administration at the Fort Myers airport. Five of them have been fired and another 38 suspended after an investigation found they failed to perform random screenings last year. The workers, a combination of front-line screeners and supervisors, represent about 15% of the roughly 280 TSA employees at Southwest Florida International Airport. This is reportedly one of the largest disciplinary actions the TSA has taken in the agency's 10-year history. During a two-month period last year, as many as 400 passengers who underwent routine screening at the airport never got additional random checks. About 3.8 million passengers flew through the airport last year.