This should be a very positive development. Expect Pissy & Co. to do everything in their power to thwart/ignore it. Government Executive: TSA employees get whistleblower protections President Obama on Tuesday signed into law a bill that expands safeguards for federal employees who report waste, fraud or abuse. The bill (S. 743), which cleared its last congressional hurdle earlier this month, grants whistleblower protections for employees who lacked them before, including Transportation Security Administration officers. It also establishes ombudsmen to educate employees about their rights to expose mismanagement and strengthens the Office of Special Counsel’s authority to pursue punishment for supervisors who retaliate against whistleblowers, among other provisions. The language granting coverage to TSA employees takes effect immediately, OSC said, and the other pieces of the law will take effect Dec. 27.