US Transportation Security Administration (TSA) officers called out of work over the holiday weekend at the highest rate since the partial government shutdown began Dec. 22, 2018, while staffing shortages contributed to increased wait times at several large-hub airports. Employee call-outs reached their peak Jan. 20, as unscheduled absences touched 10%, more than tripled from the 3.1% rate recorded on the same day last year. Absences stabilized at 7.5% Jan. 21, although they were still more ...

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