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  • Senate FAA bill drops ‘maximum hiring’ provision aimed at addressing staffing crisis - February 12, 2024
  • The bill would take several steps to tackle workforce issues that could cripple the national aviation system, but employee groups are warning they are insufficient.

    Eric Katz, Government Executive

    The Senate on Thursday moved one step closer to finally reauthorizing the Federal Aviation Administration and addressing the longstanding staffing issues that all parties and stakeholders have highlighted as reaching critical levels, though current employees are raising concerns the measure does not go far enough.

    he bill, approved by the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee, would require a new workforce model, boost training capacity and increase the use of expedited hiring authority. Agency officials, the White House and lawmakers in both parties have stressed that growing FAA's workforce is a top priority and a failure to address it could reduce safety and increase flight delays. FAA is currently authorized on a temporary basis that is set to expire March 8. 

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