Hirono and other senators write letter to TSA demanding federal employees receive overdue back pay
U.S. Senators write a letter to the TSA to express concern about reports of over 1,000 of their employees across the nation that still have yet to receive their entire back pay owed from the 35-day government shutdown.
WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Mazie Hirono and other colleagues wrote a letter to the Transportation Security Administration to express concern about reports of over 1,000 TSA employees across the nation that still have yet to receive their entire back pay they were owed from the 35-day government shutdown.
“Your first responsibility must be to identify all TSA employees who are owed back pay and to ensure they are all made whole by the next scheduled pay day – the third since the end of the shutdown – on March 8, 2019," the senators wrote. "If this is not practicable, please advise us on what date every TSA employee will be fully compensated.
CNN reported that more than 1,000 TSA employees are still waiting to get paid from days they worked during the government shutdown. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median TSA salary is less than $41,000.
Hirono also wrote to the executives of the three national credit bureaus to request information about what steps have been taken to protect federal workers and contractors credit.
To view the senators' full letter, click here.