(Washington, D.C. – August 27, 2019) Last night, CAPA was informed the requirement to be in uniform to access a KCM checkpoint, which was slated to go in effect on 8/28/19, has been delayed. CAPA expressed direct opposition to TSA senior leadership about the ruling. A meeting was held yesterday with the principles of the KCM program which resulted in this needed pause. We will continue to work closely with our contacts at TSA and A4A to challenge any changes to KCM processing and ensure that airline crewmembers’ steadfast partnership in aviation security is appropriately recognized.
“Notice to Known Crewmembers”:
“Please be advised that TSA is delaying implementation of the uniform requirement at KCM access points. The procedure to require a uniform for access through KCM will not go into effect this Wednesday, August 28, 2019, as previously announced.
– Effective August 27, 2019, KCM-authorized enhancement to Unpredictable Screening Procedures (USP) will be enabled. This enhancement will include retention of the Crewmember selection for USP for a period of time at all KCM access points in that airport. NOTE: If the selected Crewmember exits the sterile area and attempts to reenter through a KCM access point during this time period, they will continue to be identified for USP.”
– Captain Larry Rooney, CAPA President
– Captain Bill Cason, CAPA Security Chairman