New Audit Announcements
Audit Initiated of FAA's Air Traffic Controller Scheduling Practices
The Office of Inspector General plans to initiate an audit on the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) air traffic controller scheduling practices. We are conducting our review in accordance with a provision in the FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012, which directed us to assess how air traffic controller schedules are determined, how safety is taken into consideration when schedules are developed, the cost effectiveness of scheduling practices, and how scheduling practices impact controller performance. Accordingly, our audit objectives will be to: (1) determine the impact that controller scheduling practices have on safety and air traffic controller performance; (2) evaluate the cost effectiveness of controller scheduling practices; and (3) assess air traffic control facility compliance with FAA scheduling policies.