TSA Statement

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Airport operators are responsible for developing and implementing a security plan, which includes procedures to provide airport and airline employees with access to an airport's secure areas. TSA approves each airport's security plan and conducts comprehensive inspections to ensure compliance. As part of TSA's multi-layered security approach, all airport and airline employees undergo a security threat assessment prior to receiving credentials and access privileges. Employees are then subject to continuous vetting. Transportation security officers and inspectors are deployed on a random and unpredictable basis to screen airport and airline workers as they enter or work within the secure area. If employees fail to follow proper procedures in accessing secure areas they may be restricted from future access, disciplined or subject to civil penalties and criminal charges


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