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A new internal report shows some surprising security lapses by screeners at Newark Liberty International Airport. 

According to a report obtained by the Newark Star-Ledger, screeners are properly executing standard pat-downs of passengers only 17 percent of the time. 

The report also stated that proper action was taken on prohibited items in only 25 percent of all cases. 

The report -- titled "Pace Airport Evaluation" and dated June 8 -- also found that screener never informed passengers of their right to opt out of a full body scan in favor of a pat-down. 

Not all of the findings in the report were negative. The report also found that in numerous categories, including removing prohibited items found during physical searches and exhibiting good listening skills, screeners performed their duties properly 100 percent of the time.

The Pace report was compiled by undercover teams of Transportation Security Administration employees from other airports who witnessed the Newark Liberty Airport screeners at work over period of several months.

The Associated Press contributed to this story

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