FAA To Carry Out Sanctions on Controllers
September 20, 2000, On July 17 passengers were severely inconvenienced because of actions of a small number of controllers in the Chicago TRACON (Terminal Radar Approach Control) , who on that day intentionally slowed air traffic over O'Hare International Airport.
The FAA today proposed penalties ranging from letters of reprimand to 30-day suspensions for 15 air traffic controllers in facility following an investigation that indicated there was an intentional slowing of traffic into the Chicago area. Additionally, the FAA announced that it will change the management team at the facility in Elgin, IL., to foster a new workplace environment. The investigation, conducted by the FAA with the assistance of the Transportation Department Inspector General, revealed no safety related incidents during the period when traffic was slowed.
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