Letter: Similar loss of data in Alaska
Regarding "Data said lost on 3,000 TWIC card applicants
Alaska, a similar event occurred where Transportation Worker
Identification Credential applicants had gone through the lengthy
process of preparing paperwork, fingerprinting and interviews. Then
photos were taken for their ID cards. All these events took at a
minimum of two scheduled appointments. In southeast Alaska, the
contractor for Homeland Security only set up the sites in major cities
— Anchorage, Juneau and Ketchikan. Originally, it was limited to
Anchorage and Juneau.
Now with the loss of the applicants
data, they are being told they must go to Anchorage or Seattle for the
fingerprinting, interviews and photos. These events are for two
different appointments, ususally a week to two apart. The hitch is that
for anyone in southeast Alaska, that requires two flights at a minumum
of $400 each and two days off from work, unpaid, in most cases.AnonymousWhat do you think? Paste a comment in the box below (registration required), or send your comment to [email protected] (subject line: Blog comment) and we'll post it.