11 APR 2019: Current and ex-TSA workers at Orlando International Airport interviewed by the local media discussed bullying in the workplace and the retaliation against colleagues for speaking out. The director of the Transportation Security Administration at the airport, Jerry Henderson has been removed from his position and replaced by interim director Pete Garcia.

The Spectrum News 13 report interviewed multiple workers for the critical report.

The TSA says an inquiry is underway into the allegations.

The American Federation of Government Employees union says workplace abuse was allowed to flourish under Henderson’s management and that bullying was a factor in the suicide of TSA agent Robert Henry, who jumped to his death from an airport balcony in February.

"TSA leadership initiated an administrative inquiry approximately 30 days ago due to ongoing management and personnel concerns raised by the TSA workforce," the agency said in a statement.

"TSA places a high priority on addressing workplace and personnel concerns when they are raised."

Not just Orlando

The Department of Homeland Security released a report last week highlighting the reasons for high turnover rates of TSA officers.

Based on exit interviews and other research, reasons included management's competence, disrespect, lack of trust and promotion of a negative work environment.

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