«Today`s agreement between TSA and AFGE is an important step in our relationship with our employees and AFGE,» said TSA Administrator John S. Pistole. «Together, we will continue to secure our nation`s transportation systems and keep the public safe.» The collective agreement is implemented 30 days after the day of ratification and will remain in force for a period of three years. WASHINGTON — The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) today ratified a collective agreement with the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE). The agreement applies to approximately 44,000 TSA employees and will come into force on December 9, 2012. Eric White is a news anchor and federal drive producer on the Federal News Network. The Federal Headlines is a daily compilation of the stories you listen to talk about on Federal Drive with Tom Temin.