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.
Ian Smith's Latest Posts
The majority of FedSmith.com users said in a recent survey that they are opposed to adding a mutual fund window to the Thrift Savings Plan.
An online petition has been started which asks for a “meaningful pay raise” for federal employees.
The General Services Administration has released the new per diem rates for FY 2016, giving federal employees who travel for work a modest increase over last year’s rates.
The Postal Service reported a net loss of $586 million for the third quarter of FY 2015, an improvement over the same period last year.
If you are a federal employee planning to retire soon and were hoping for a quick turn around on your retirement application, you may be in for some bad news: the outstanding backlog of retirement applications at the Office of Personnel Management grew by just over 13% in July.
Federal employees consistently give low scores on feedback surveys in areas such as recruitment, training and recognition. What can agencies and managers do to improve federal employees’ overall work experience? A new report has some suggestions.
A recent report from the Inspector General at the Social Security Administration shows that a small percentage of employees at the agency collectively owed $21.8 million in delinquent taxes as of FY 2013.