Christmas in July: Omnibus would give TSA employees pay raise next summer

Transportation Security Administration employees are in line for a pay raise next July after lawmakers included funding in the omnibus spending bill to increase salaries and benefits for TSA’s workforce. The government funding bill includes $398 million to bring TSA salaries in line with the rest of the federal workforce and the General Schedule system. The legislation would give TSA 180 days to brief lawmakers on “a detailed plan to effectively measure the impact of these personnel system changes on TSO recruitment, hiring and retention.” The Senate passed the spending bill on Thursday, and it now awaits action in the House.