Special Screeners Live High Life in Aspen

The Transportation Security Administration is putting up temporary screeners in high-class accomodations in Aspen, Colo., the Aspen Times reports. The agency flies in screeners when it can't find enough permanent employees locally. Members of the special screening workforce get the benefit of staying in a place with relatively high per diem rates due to the presence of posh ski resorts. TSA is paying $82,000 a year per screener for lodging and food in Aspen, and that doesn't count salaries and benefits for the employees.

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