New Audit Announcements
Audit Initiated of FAA's Controller Facility Training Program
The Office of Inspector General plans to conduct a review of the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) air traffic controller facility training. FAA plans to hire and train nearly 11,000 new controllers through fiscal year 2020 to offset the impending retirements of those hired after the 1981 controller strike. Training and certifying these large numbers of newly hired controllers have posed significant challenges for FAA, prompting several new training initiatives. Accordingly, our audit objectives are to: 1) identify steps FAA has taken to improve the facility training program for air traffic controllers; and 2) assess the effectiveness of those steps in improving training times, staffing composition, and training completion rates.