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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Two Congressmen have introduced legislation to make the myRA a permanent retirement savings option, something they say will cause more American workers to start saving for retirement. But is yet another retirement savings option really going to cause Americans to suddenly start preparing for their own futures?
The Postal Service reported a net profit of $307 million in the first quarter of 2016, a significant milestone for the agency which has suffered from heavy financial losses for the past several years.
January is always a popular time for federal employees to retire, and last month was no exception. The Office of Personnel Management saw its backlog of retirement claims jump 73% thanks to an influx of new applications.
Should federally owned or leased buildings be required to provide private lactation spaces for female visitors? One lawmaker thinks they should.
Congressman Bill Shuster (R-PA) is introducing legislation that would remove 30,000 federal employees from the government’s payroll while simultaneously turning much of the nation’s air traffic control system over to an independently operated, non-profit corporation.
Two Members of Congress have introduced legislation that is intended to protect certain due process rights of federal employees serving in security sensitive positions.
The House passed legislation this week that would restructure the annual pensions and personal allowances paid to former presidents.