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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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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Bill Would Ban Federal Employees From Watching Porn at Work

Filed in News by on February 11, 2015 Comments

A bill introduced in the House would prohibit federal employees from accessing or watching pornographic material on government computers or devices.

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FedSmith.com Users Showing More Positivity Towards OPM’s Retirement Processing

Filed in News by on February 10, 2015 Comments

FedSmith.com users who have recently retired from federal service indicated some overall improvement in their dealings with the Office of Personnel Management and getting their retirement applications processed.

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Postal Service Records $754 Million Loss in Q1

Filed in News by on February 6, 2015 Comments

Despite a record number of Christmas season deliveries and an increase in revenue over the same period last year, the Postal Service suffered a $754 million net loss in the first quarter.

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Legislation Introduced to Roll Back Increased Pension Contributions

Filed in Headline Archives, News by on February 5, 2015 Comments

Legislation has been introduced that would lower the pension contribution amounts for new federal employees.

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FedSmith.com Users Overwhelmingly Support a 40 Hour Work Week

Filed in Headline Archives, News by on February 5, 2015 Comments

Results from one of our recent surveys show that the majority of FedSmith.com users are overwhelmingly in favor of having the definition of full time employment remain set at 40 hours per week.

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