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
Reports of racial tensions seem to be on the rise in America today. We asked our users if they see racial biases inside of the agencies where they work, and the majority of the responses we got say that racism is a problem and that EEO offices are not helping to eliminate it.
Congressman Don Beyer (D-VA) has introduced legislation that would give federal employees the option to invest through the Thrift Savings Plan in companies that demonstrate a strong commitment to gender diversity and women’s economic empowerment. Is this a good idea?
Legislation has been introduced in the Senate that would empower an agency’s inspector general to reward federal workers who identify wasteful or fraudulent spending with a bonus.
Congressman Stephen F. Lynch (D-MA) has introduced legislation aimed at improving federal oversight of the prescription drug benefits available to federal workers, retirees, and their families through the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program (FEHBP).
Two different budget proposals on opposite ends of the political spectrum were pitched by lawmakers on the road to the budget proposal that was recently approved by Congress. What did these proposals have to say about your pay and benefits?
The Postal Service announced that it ended the second quarter of the fiscal year with a $1.5 billion net loss, but did see a slight revenue gain making the loss lesser than the same time last year.
The G fund inside of the Thrift Savings Plan is known as the “super safe” selection of the TSP funds because it never loses money. But how does it perform over the course of an entire career?
The latest retirement status report from the Office of Personnel Management shows that the backlog of outstanding claims now sits at just over 18,000.