Hudson to Hold Hearing on TSA’s Misclassification of Criminal Investigators

Jan 27, 2014 Issues: Passenger and Cargo Aviation Security, Surface Transportation Security, Oversight of DHS Management

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Tomorrow, the Subcommittee on Transportation Security will hold a hearing to examine TSA’s misclassification of criminal investigators within its Office of Inspection (OOI).

TUESDAY, January 28 at 1:30 p.m. (NOTE: Time Change from 2 p.m. to 1:30 p.m)

Subcommittee on Transportation Security

Examining TSA's Cadre of Criminal Investigators

311 Cannon House Office Building

Witnesses Include:

  • Mr. Roderick Allison, Assistant Administrator, Office of Inspection, Transportation Security Administration, U.S. Department of Homeland Security
  • Ms. Karen Shelton Waters, Assistant Administrator, Office of Human Capital, Transportation Security Administration, U.S. Department of Homeland Security
  • Ms. Anne Richards, Assistant Inspector General, Office of Audits, Office of Inspector General, U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Subcommittee Chairman Richard Hudson (R-SC) on the hearing: "At this hearing, the Subcommittee will investigate a glaring problem within TSA that was exposed by a recent report from the DHS IG. If TSA fails to appropriately classify its criminal investigators in the Office of Inspection to positions that are more consistent with their workload it could waste $17.5 million. This hearing will serve as a forum to examine the report and find ways to save taxpayer dollars while protecting the homeland." 

*LIVE video of the hearing will be available HERE.