The Hill - Mychael Schnell

The acting head of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is reportedly warning that 131 of the largest airports in the U.S. will likely face staffing shortages this month, as air travel begins to pick up amid the nation’s COVID-19 recovery.

The Washington Post reported that acting TSA Administrator Darby LaJoye cautioned the staffing shortages in a memo to employees on May 30, while also asking office workers to volunteer to help at airport checkpoints.

The volunteers, according to the May 30 memo obtained by the Post, would be expected to work for up to 45 days. They would likely help manage queues and aid with administrative tasks since they are not permitted to screen passengers.

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