TSA (Transportation Security Administration) Employee Benefit: Vacation & Paid Time Off | Glassdoor

TSA (Transportation Security Administration) Vacation & Paid Time Off

Updated Jul 21, 2014

159 employees reported this benefit


Employer Summary

TSA grants personal leave days for vacation, illness, and family care as well as 10 paid holidays per year.

This information about the Vacation & Paid Time Off benefit at TSA (Transportation Security Administration) is the result of research by Glassdoor editorial staff, and was not provided directly by a representative of TSA (Transportation Security Administration). The description here may not reflect the current TSA (Transportation Security Administration) Vacation & Paid Time Off benefit.

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Employee Comments

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  • Mar 23, 2020
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Transportation Security Officer in New Orleans, Louisiana

    Work schedule doesn’t change on a whine. Paid time off is used. Up to 240 hrs. / year can be used toward vacation or sick time. Unfortunately any amount of hours over 240 at end of year is forfeited.

  • Jan 20, 2020
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Tso in San Antonio, Texas

    4 hours sick leave and 4 hours annual leave every two weeks accumulated from day 1. Annual increases to 6 hours after 5 years and 8 after 15 years

  • Jan 08, 2020
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Supervisory transportation security Officer in SeaTac, Washington State

    They think your time off is not a benefit that you can use. Many people are denied leave. Many are placed on restrictions for using their leave. They dont allow enough time off. They will take your time off if you dont use it.

  • Jul 19, 2019
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Transportation Security Officer in Fort Myers, Florida

    You get the best days off based on seniority.

  • May 18, 2019
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Transportation Security Officer in Denver, Colorado

    Leave is kind of 50/50. On one hand you get a decent amount. On the other hand, it is hellishly difficult at times to get any time off. You get 2 weeks and 3 random days by default, and you can take however many days you want provided that the slots are open and you have the hours. Since that particularly leave is seniority based or time sensitive, it can be hard to get.

  • May 15, 2019
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Program Analyst in Boston, Massachusetts

    1-5 years 2 weeks 5-15 years 3 weeks 15+ years 21 days. +10 sick days a year. Opportunity to earn and use compensatory time.

  • Apr 11, 2019
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in Casper, Wyoming

    the best part is that you start accruing time off the first day your hired the worst thing is that they don't tell you if your leave is approved in a timely manner then they tell you, that you cannot take the time off just before your suppose to use your pto. and then they the stso's will take the time away from you and use it for themselves even if you put yours in way in advance.

  • Nov 21, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Former FAM in Newark, New Jersey

    You get a bunch of time off. Especially if you have been there over 20 years. 4 hours every two weeks to start, then 6 hours, then 8.

  • Aug 17, 2018

    My sister is trying to get time off for my wedding. Request was put in 4+ months in advance and she was told it will be impossible and will just have to switch shifts. With the wedding being out of the country travel time and jetlag will create too many days to switch with other employees. Wedding is also around the holidays. I'm very disappointed, but hoping something will change. Can't have a wedding without my own sister there! Any advise would be appreciated!!

  • Aug 09, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Tso in Orlando, Florida

    You get good pto but using it is very difficult

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