Traveling over the Holidays? Who’s Screening TSA Screeners?

Nick Fishman

Well as we head into the big Thanksgiving Holiday (the greatest holiday of all), the media and the random people that are selected for additional screening at the airport are up in arms about “extra love” they are receiving from our friendly TSA employees.  Some claim that the pat downs have left weary travelers needing a cigarette and a shower (sorry, couldn’t resist).

Anywho, I’ve got no problem with the extra security precautions.  If this is what it takes to ensure we are all safe, then I believe it’s a small price to pay.  Heaven forbid the TSA backs off the policy and something that could have been prevented passes through without a concern.  The same people would be calling for their heads.

The only thing that becomes even more abundantly important is the responsibility of the TSA to conduct thorough employment background checks on it’s employees.  The background checks should include a comprehensive criminal record search including a Sex Offender Registry Check.  Because with the new security measures, this could bring in a flood of deviants hoping to slip through the cracks (definitely no pun intended).

That’s all I’ve got.  Have a great Thanksgiving!

Nick Fishman
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Nick Fishman

Nick Fishman is the co-founder of EmployeeScreenIQ, a leading, global employment background screening provider, and serves as the company’s executive vice president and chief marketing officer. He pioneered the creation of EmployeeScreen University, the #1 educational resource on employment background checks for human resources, security and risk management professionals. A recognized industry expert, Nick is a frequent author, presenter and contributor to the news media. Nick is also a licensed private investigator in the states of Ohio and Texas.
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