Audit Initiated of Air Traffic Controller Productivity Initiatives
The Office of Inspector General plans to initiate an audit on the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) efforts to improve the productivity of its air traffic controllers. We are conducting this audit at the request of the Chairmen of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure and its Subcommittee on Aviation. FAA has introduced a series of initiatives intended to increase controller productivity and reduce operating costs, such as matching controller staffing to facility workload and reducing overtime costs. Our audit objective is to determine whether FAA’s controller productivity initiatives are achieving their expected benefits and will result in cost savings to the Agency.