Ian Smith

Ian Smith is one of the co-founders of FedSmith.com. He enjoys writing about current topics that affect the federal workforce.

Ian has worked in the web development field since 1998 and does the development and programming for the FedSmith.com web site and its sibling sites (FedsDataCenter.com and TSPDataCenter.com).

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FedSmith.com Users Lack Faith in Social Security

Filed in Headlines, News by on October 30, 2014

FedSmith.com users said in a recent poll that they do not have confidence that Social Security will be able to pay benefits to them when they reach retirement.

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FEVS Results Show Declining Trends in Employee Satisfaction

Filed in News by on October 24, 2014

OPM has released the results of the 2014 Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey, and they suggest declining trends are present among overall job satisfaction in the federal workforce. What is your opinion – Are you satisfied with your job? Do you believe morale is declining in the federal workforce? Here is your chance to share your feedback.

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Do You Want the Day After Christmas Off?

Filed in News by on October 22, 2014

Should you get the day after Christmas off this year? Federal employees are asking the president to issue an executive order to make it an extra paid holiday. Take this short survey and share your opinion.

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Administrative Leave for ‘Underperforming’ Feds at Top of Coburn’s Annual Wastebook

Filed in News by on October 22, 2014

Gambling monkeys, massages for rabbits, and paid leave for federal workers who are “underperforming or even engaging in criminal mischief” – these are some of the projects listed in Senator Tom Coburn’s (R-OK) Wastebook 2014, the annual list of wasteful government projects put out by the Senator.

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Health Insurance Premiums Increasing in 2015

Filed in News by on October 7, 2014

Federal employees covered under the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program will see an overall average increase of 3.2% in their premiums next year.

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Little Change to Retirement Backlog in September

Filed in News by on October 6, 2014

The backlog of retirement applications at OPM stayed relatively flat in September.

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Lawsuit Alleges TSA Agents Unscrewed Urn, Spilled Mother’s Ashes In Man’s Suitcase

Filed in News by on October 5, 2014

A lawsuit filed by a man in Cleveland says that he packed his mother’s remains in his suitcase to fly to Puerto Rico to spread her ashes there according to her wishes but found a very unpleasant surprise when he arrived.

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Obama Signs Temporary Funding Bill

Filed in News by on September 19, 2014

President Obama signed the bill into law on Friday that was passed by Congress this week to keep the government funded through mid December and avert any potential shutdown.

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