TSC: Saving Money, Saving Time

The dramatic reduction in fingerprint processing time from 52 days to four hours that saves the aviation industry hundreds of millions of dollars annually was the result from advanced in technology and customer service developed by the Association of American Airports Executives (AAAE) Transportation Security Clearinghouse (TSC). The TSC has been in existence a scant three years but it has been instrumental in decreasing the CHRC (criminal history records check) processing time and has also substantially improved customer service. The TSC was created in December 2001 to provide one central location for managing the legally mandated task of checking the criminal history background of airport and airline employees. To meet the requirements outlined in the Aviation and Transportation Security Act, TSC is required to: provide expedited processing and resolution of fingerprint based and name based checks through required federal channels; perform quality assurance checks on all inbound and outbound fingerprint submissions; offer centralized billing tied to record submittals; allow regulated entities to submit fingerprints either electronically or on cards; ensure secure handling of investigation results;permit only air carriers and airports to view investigation results; provide accounting reconciliation services; facilitate access to training expertise, and assist the industry in purchasing electronic fingerprinting equipment; and facilitate resubmission of fingerprints for the regulated party.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Pagination: pp 24-28
  • Serial:
    • Airport Magazine
    • Volume: 17
    • Issue Number: 4
    • Publisher: AAAE Service Corporation, Incorporated
    • ISSN: 0744-5326

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01002427
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 19 2005 2:43PM