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 has worked in the web development field since 1998 and does the development and programming for the FedSmith.com web site and its sibling sites.

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Federal Employees Collectively Owe Over $3.5 Billion in Taxes

Filed in Headlines, News by on March 24, 2015 Comments

A new report from the IRS shows that current and former federal employees collectively owe $3,539,203,480 in unpaid taxes as of the end of FY 2014.

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Legislation Would Ban Bonuses for Some Federal Employees

Filed in News by on March 18, 2015 Comments

Three Senators reintroduced legislation this week that would prohibit paying bonuses to federal workers who are not in good standing with their agencies or who are in violation of the law.

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GOP Budget Calls for Increased Retirement Contributions

Filed in News by on March 17, 2015 Comments

The House of Representatives Budget Committee released its FY 2016 budget proposal today. Although it offers no specifics, the proposal calls for requiring federal employees and Members of Congress to make greater contributions towards their retirement programs.

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Bill Would Cut Pay for Top Earning Federal Employees

Filed in News by on March 11, 2015 Comments

Legislation has been introduced that would cut the pay of federal workers earning over $100,000 per year and also tie their pay to performance of the overall economy.

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Retirement Claims Backlog Grows Again in February

Filed in News by on March 6, 2015 Comments

OPM saw its outstanding backlog of retirement applications grow for a second straight month in February.

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Legislation Introduced to Prevent FCC From Overriding State Laws

Filed in News by on February 28, 2015 Comments

In response to the FCC’s decision this past week to regulate Internet service providers more like traditional phone companies, legislation has been introduced to stop the agency from overriding state and local municipal broadband laws.

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Legislation Introduced to Withhold Pay from Congress If DHS Shuts Down

Filed in News by on February 27, 2015 Comments

Legislation has been introduced in the House that would block pay for Members of Congress if DHS were to shut down.

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Legislation Introduced to Pay DHS Employees During a Shutdown

Filed in News by on February 24, 2015 Comments

Legislation has been introduced to ensure that all Department of Homeland Security employees receive retroactive pay if there is a shutdown, regardless of furlough status.

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