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 also has a background in web development and does the technical work for the FedSmith.com web site and its sibling sites.

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Legislation Introduced in House to Make It Easier to Fire VA Employees

By on January 24, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Legislation Introduced in House to Make It Easier to Fire VA Employees

Legislation was recently introduced in the House of Representatives to make it easier to fire VA employees for poor performance.

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Trump Orders ‘Media Blackout’ at EPA

By on January 24, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Trump Orders ‘Media Blackout’ at EPA

The Associated Press has reported that the Trump administration has ordered a temporary “media blackout” at the Environmental Protection Agency.

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Federal Hiring Freeze: What They Are Saying

By on January 24, 2017 in Current Events with 0 Comments
Federal Hiring Freeze: What They Are Saying

President Trump’s decision to freeze federal hiring has generated quite a buzz among the federal community. Here is a summary of what is being said about it.

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Trump Issues Executive Order to Impose Federal Hiring Freeze

By on January 23, 2017 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Trump Issues Executive Order to Impose Federal Hiring Freeze

President Trump has issued an executive order to freeze federal hiring in an effort to make good on one of his campaign promises to reduce the size of the federal workforce.

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How Much of a Pension Will Obama and Biden Get After Leaving Office?

By on January 23, 2017 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
How Much of a Pension Will Obama and Biden Get After Leaving Office?

Barack Obama and Joe Biden have left the White House, but they will be receiving compensation for their service in government. Here is a summary of how their pension programs work.

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White House Orders Federal Agencies to Halt Regulations

By on January 20, 2017 in Current Events with 0 Comments

The White House has instructed federal agencies to cease issuing regulations until they can be reviewed and approved by the Trump administration.

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Trump Leaves White House Petitions Website Online

By on January 20, 2017 in Current Events with 0 Comments
Trump Leaves White House Petitions Website Online

The White House’s “We the People” online petition website that began under the Obama administration is apparently here to stay under the Trump administration.

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Trump Administration Proposing Drastic Cuts to Federal Workforce

By on January 20, 2017 in Human Resources, Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Trump Administration Proposing Drastic Cuts to Federal Workforce

As a new administration prepares to set up shop in Washington, significant budget cuts are being discussed. Here is a summary of what some of these proposals might be and how they would potentially impact federal employees.

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Rubio Reintroduces Legislation to Make It Easier to Fire VA Employees

By on January 19, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Rubio Reintroduces Legislation to Make It Easier to Fire VA Employees

Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) reintroduced legislation this week that would make it easier to fire VA employees for misconduct or poor performance.

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Legislation Reintroduced in the Senate to Reimburse Federal Employees for Using Uber

By on January 19, 2017 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Legislation Reintroduced in the Senate to Reimburse Federal Employees for Using Uber

Legislation has been reintroduced in the Senate to ensure the federal employees can be reimbursed for using ride sharing services when traveling on official business.

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