New Audit Announcements
Audit Initiated of FAA's Controller Staffing at Critical Air Traffic Control Facilities
The Office of Inspector General plans to initiate a follow-up audit on the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) efforts to ensure adequate staffing levels at critical air traffic control facilities. In 2012, we reported that FAA faces a possible shortage of experienced air traffic controllers at the Nation’s busiest and most complex facilities, in part because of the large number of controllers currently eligible to retire. Accordingly, our audit objectives are to determine (1) whether controller staffing levels at FAA’s most critical facilities are consistent with FAA’s plans, and (2) how training needs and pending retirements impact controller resources.