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Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO surveyed the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) air traffic controllers and facility managers, and fired air traffic controllers, on issues relating to the rehiring of controllers FAA fired after the controllers' strike in 1981, focusing on: (1) sentiment among the FAA work force about rehiring; (2) what has happened to fired controllers since the strike; and (3) whether fired controllers were interested in returning to FAA.

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