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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Should the District of Columbia Be a State?

Filed in Headlines, News by on July 1, 2015 Comments

Senator Tom Carper (D-DE) recently introduced legislation to make the District of Columbia the 51st state. Do you think this is a good idea, or is statehood for the District unnecessary?

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Senior Executives Are Happier Than the Employees They Supervise

Filed in Headlines, News by on June 30, 2015 Comments

New data from the Partnership for Public Service show that members of the Senior Executive Service are more satisfied with their jobs than the employees they oversee.

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FedSmith.com Users Say Its Time to Scrap the TSA

Filed in News by on June 25, 2015 Comments

FedSmith.com users indicated in a recent survey that they believe it would be best to drop the TSA in favor of private screeners and also indicated that they avoid flying as much as possible since the agency was established.

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Jenkins Reintroduces Legislation to Allow Recording Conversations with Federal Employees

Filed in News by on June 24, 2015 Comments

Congresswoman Lynn Jenkins (R-KS) has reintroduced legislation that would allow American citizens to record conversations with federal employees, both in person and over the phone.

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Federal Employees Lack Confidence in OPM

Filed in News by on June 24, 2015 Comments

The Office of Personnel Management has begun contacting the millions of current and former federal employees impacted by the recent data breaches. How have FedSmith.com users been impacted and what has their experience been like in signing up for the free credit monitoring being offered by OPM?

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Who Should Be on the New $10 Bill?

Filed in News by on June 21, 2015 Comments

The Treasury Department announced recently that the $10 bill will be the first US currency in more than a century to feature the portrait of a woman. Who do you think is the best candidate for the new $10 bill?

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Bill Aims to Crack Down on Embezzlement of Federal Retirement Funds

Filed in News by on June 15, 2015 Comments

Legislation being introduced by Senators James Lankford (R-OK) and Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND) would make it a felony to embezzle federal employees’ retirement funds.

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Do You Believe the TSA is Fulfilling Its Mission?

Filed in News by on June 15, 2015 Comments

The Transportation Security Administration has had some problems recently, with news reports of security checkpoint failures and the agency head getting reassigned. What is your opinion of the TSA and its effectiveness?

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