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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The results from the 2015 Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey are in, and they show slight improvements in the overall scores for both employee engagement and global satisfaction. Read on to see which agencies had the best overall scores.
Rep. David Schweikert (R-AZ) has introduced legislation that would require some federal agencies to sell cars that they own and encourage federal employees to instead use ride-sharing companies such as Uber or Lyft for their transportation needs.
One Congressman has introduced legislation to prevent future Members of Congress from being paid in the event of a government shutdown.
Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD) has introduced legislation to ensure federal employees get paid in the event of a government shutdown.
Senators Brian Schatz (D-HI) and Barbara Mikulski (D-MD) are introducing companion legislation to go with a a House bill introduced earlier this year that would give federal employees six weeks of paid parental leave the birth, adoption or foster placement of a child.
A recent poll of FedSmith.com users shows Bernie Sanders in the lead among the Democratic candidates for president and Donald Trump leading on the Republican side. The article provides a complete breakdown of the results for all of the candidates.
FedSmith.com users said in a recent survey that they think federal employees should be given a 3% pay raise in 2016.
According to the latest available data from the Office of Personnel Management, the agency’s outstanding backlog of retirement applications was left relatively unchanged over the last month.