Transportation Security Administration's Proposed Time and, B-291001, December 23, 2002
B-291001: Dec 23, 2002
(1) approval is not occurring at the appropriate level. (2) data will not be checked against independent sources. (3) the proposed rounding of an employee's start/stop time minutes will not provide a complete and accurate agency record. First-line supervisors are approving T&A data. These supervisors have personal knowledge of the time worked of the employees involved. They are not required to check the data against independent sources. TSA will maintain actual original entry records along with a trail of all changes to data to support what we consider to be the immaterial rounding of employee time in and time out data. Four certifying officers at the Department of Transportation (DOT) asked us whether the method of approving an employee's time and attendance (T&A) information in the T&A system to which the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is transitioning meets the requirements of Title 6 /1/ of GAO's Policy and Procedures Manual for Guidance of Federal Agencies (Policy and Procedures Manual).