Run the other way, I worked here for 5 years and the only reason I lasted that long was to get vested. Sure the pay is good, but after you get your one raise after you're off probation, that's it, no more raises. It is very mismanaged, and favoritism runs rampant. There are people who are your managers or supervisors that have no idea how to handle people. Most of us had the idea that this was a way to get your foot in the door to maybe transfer to another government job, forget it. The TSA is the black hole of US Government jobs, once there you are stuck. You cannot get time off, because you pick your vacation 1 year in advance, so if something comes up during the year, you might as well forget it. In my opinion, unless you are desperate for a job to steer clear of this one.