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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Legislation Would Bring Enhanced Retirement Benefits to Nearly 30k Federal Employees

Filed in Headlines, News by on May 20, 2016 Comments

Two Senators have introduced legislation that would provide enhanced retirement benefits to nearly 30,000 federal employees in law enforcement.

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House Issues Censure Resolution for IRS Commissioner

Filed in News by on May 19, 2016 Comments

The battle between the House and the IRS continues as House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) has filed a resolution to formally censure IRS Commissioner John Koskinen and strip him of his government pension.

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Congressman Wants to Take Away Federal Employees’ Free Yoga Classes

Filed in News by on May 16, 2016 Comments

As part of his Shrink our Spending initiative, Congressman Matt Salmon (R-AZ) is introducing legislation that would take away grants for free yoga classes for federal employees.

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Should the Postal Service Venture Into Non-Postal Businesses?

Filed in News by on May 15, 2016 Comments

Would the Postal Service benefit from expanding into new, non-postal business areas to try to shore up its ailing finances? A new report says no.

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Senator Wants Veterans to Stop Sharing Their Meals with Cockroaches

Filed in News by on May 15, 2016 Comments

Senator Mark Kirk (R-IL) is introducing legislation to clamp down on VA food safety inspections after a whistleblower report highlighted unsanitary conditions at a kitchen facility in a Chicago area VA hospital.

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In Which Cities Are Postal Workers Most Likely to Be Attacked By Dogs?

Filed in News by on May 11, 2016 Comments

Where is man’s best friend not really so friendly? These are the cities with the highest incidents of dog attacks on Postal workers in 2015.

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Presidential Race Continues to Narrow – Whom Do You Support?

Filed in News by on May 11, 2016 Comments

The field of presidential candidates has continued to shrink since the Indiana primaries. Who is your top choice for president among the presumptive final candidates in the November election?

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Postal Service Reports $2 Billion Net Loss for Second Quarter

Filed in News by on May 10, 2016 Comments

According to its latest financial figures, the Postal Service experienced a net loss of $2 billion in the second quarter of FY 2016.

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