S. 1353 (112th): Transportation Security Administration Efficiency and Flexibility Act of 2011

Jul 13, 2011 (112th Congress, 2011–2013)
Died (Referred to Committee)
Roger Wicker
Senator from Mississippi
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Last Updated
Jul 13, 2011
6 pages
Related Bills
H.R. 2507 (Related)
Transportation Security Administration Employee Freedom Act of 2011

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jul 12, 2011


This bill was introduced on July 13, 2011, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Introduced Jul 13, 2011
Referred to Committee Jul 13, 2011
Full Title

A bill to exclude employees of the Transportation Security Administration from the collective bargaining rights of Federal employees and provide employment rights and an employee engagement mechanism for passenger and property screeners.


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2 cosponsors (2R) (show)

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Transportation Security Administration Efficiency and Flexibility Act of 2011 - Excludes officers and employees of Transportation Security Administration (TSA) of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) from the right of federal employees to bargain collectively.
Subjects also to such exclusion the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) personnel management system as it applies to TSA employees.
Amends the Aviation and Transportation Security Act to provide that, notwithstanding the authority of the TSA Administrator to fix the terms and conditions of employment of TSA screeners, nothing shall prohibit such an employee from joining a labor organization.
Authorizes screeners to: (1) appeal to the Merit Systems Protection Board adverse actions brought against them which are finalized after enactment of the FAA Air Transportation Modernization and Safety Improvement Act, and (2) seek judicial review of any resulting Board orders or decisions.
Requires the FAA Administrator to provide to TSA screeners with a collaborative, integrated employee engagement mechanism to address workplace issues.
Amends the Homeland Security Act of 2003 to apply certain whistleblower protections to DHS employees.

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