My Commitment to Our Mission and Our People
Posted by afgeadmin on August 07 2018 12:25:09
You may have seen recent media reports about budget reductions across TSA impacting workforce and benefits. I know these reports have created anxiety throughout the agency and Id like to address some of that confusion.
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You may have seen recent media reports about budget reductions across TSA impacting workforce and benefits. I know these reports have created anxiety throughout the agency and Id like to address some of that confusion.

First, I am committed to you and to the security of our transportation system. Every decision I make is with that commitment in mind. In this austere budget environment, we need to discuss a series of options and some of those have been very difficult to even consider. I will do everything I can to invest in TSA and our people to ensure we continue to be an agile security agency that outmatches a dynamic threat.

As your Administrator, I have always communicated with you honestly and directly and I will continue to do so as long as I have the honor of leading you. I want to assure you that as TSAs dedicated, professional employees, you are our most important assets and we cannot accomplish our mission without you.

I ask that you remain focused on the mission and I will continue to focus on providing leadership in support of you and TSA. The adversary wins if we allow ourselves to be distracted by media reports and budgetary what ifs.

Thank you for the work you do every day to ensure the security of our nation.


David Pekoske
TSA Administrator