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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How would a Republican administration potentially impact federal workers? Here is a summary of the 2016 Republican platform insofar as it would affect federal employees.
A bill recently introduced in the House of Representatives would limit the amount of time federal employees have to appeal adverse actions. Ironically however, another House bill introduced at the same time would help strengthen protections for whistleblowers.
A bill introduced in the Senate this week would offer incentives to expand federal hiring in remote areas in which federal agencies are facing challenges to hire employees to fill job vacancies.
Companion legislation has been introduced in the Senate to accompany a House bill that would expedite the removal process of VA employees for poor performance or misconduct.
Legislation has been introduced in the Senate that would prohibit all State Department officials from using private email accounts and servers to handle sensitive and classified information going forward.
Two Senators think that Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton should have her security clearance revoked because of her handling of classified material through the use of a personal email server set up to conduct government business during her tenure as Secretary of State.
Congressman Jeff Miller (R-FL) is taking another shot at reforming policy at the VA, this time with a bill that would strengthen whistleblower protections and institute a number of measures intended to hold agency employees more accountable for wrongdoing.
Two Congressmen have introduced legislation to encourage the use of ride sharing services by federal employees while traveling on government business.