Hundreds of Transportation Security Administration officers currently working without pay because of the partial government shutdown have called “out” from work in several airports around the country, according to a CNN report.
But the high TSA agent no-show numbers have not materialized at Denver International Airport, an official said Friday.
“There are no issues here, operations are normal,” said Emily Williams, an airport spokeswoman.
The mass call outs could inevitably make air travel less secure, especially as the shutdown enters its second week with no clear end to the political stalemate in sight, CNN reports. TSA officers are required to work without paychecks through the partial government shutdown
In Denver on Friday afternoon, security line wait times were normal, or less than normal, Williams said.
Wait times at about 4 p.m. at DIA were: 8 minutes on the north side; 20 minutes on the south; and 10 minutes at the bridge.
Williams could not give specific numbers on TSA agents who did not work Friday at DIA.
A TSA representative in Denver, who has been furloughed because of the shutdown, could not be reached for comment.
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