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
Legislation has been introduced in the House that is designed to improve the hiring process at the Department of Veterans Affairs.
What is the learning and transition process to military benefits like for a new, non-military spouse? The author tells the story of his friend who recently married an active duty service member and what she learned in the process of changing over to the military’s benefits programs.
The Office of Personnel Management received roughly the same number of new retirement claims in May as it did in April, however, because fewer were processed, the backlog of outstanding claims remained relatively unchanged.
A bill recently signed into law strikes words from federal law books such as “Negro,” “American Indian,” and “Oriental.” The term “illegal aliens” is still being debated in Congress.
Legislation has been introduced in the House that would close a legal loophole to ensure federal employees and contractors are not immune from prosecution for crimes they commit while working abroad.
A bill that would pay bonuses to federal workers who identify unneeded or surplus funds in their agencies has taken another step towards becoming law.