Probe casts doubt on FAA disciplinary record

According to data obtained by Bloomberg News under the Freedom of Information Act, more than four of every 10 air traffic controllers the FAA tried to fire over almost two years kept their jobs or were allowed to retire.
That included two-thirds of those targeted for firing over drug or alcohol violations.
That means that if you´re a US controller who gets fired, there´s a 40 per cent chance you´ll manage to keep your job or retire on your own terms.
Bloomberg also discovered a controller who was found partially responsible for a fatal 2009 collision between a helicopter and single-engine aircraft is still working following a suspension, transfer and demotion.
Of three controllers who were recently caught sleeping on the job, one was allowed to retire and another received a lesser penalty after facing termination.