No Improprieties Found in FAA Promotional Practices
May 25, 2001
At the request of Senator Richard Lugar, we investigated a constituent's concerns regarding FAA personnel matters. Specifically, they involved improper promotion of unqualified technicians, improper on-the-job training and allowing untrained technicians to take on the spot annual leave while others were not afforded the same opportunity. We found that: (1) the employees in question were promoted based on a policy approved by their bargaining unit; (2) the supervisor had provided proper training; and (3) no disparate treatment existed regarding requested leave. We did find that some technicians had called in sick as opposed to requesting annual leave. When they returned to work, the technicians submitted annual leave requests for that period. We plan to make recommendations to FAA regarding this issue.