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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Ian Smith's Latest Posts

Postal Service Suffers $5.5 Billion Net Loss in 2014

Filed in News by on November 14, 2014

The Postal Service had a net loss of $5.5 billion in FY 2014.

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FedSmith.com Users Expecting an Extra Day Off at Christmas This Year

Filed in News by on November 11, 2014

FedSmith.com users said in a recent survey that they think the president will ultimately give federal employees an extra day off at Christmas.

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Retirement Claims Inventory Rises in October

Filed in News by on November 5, 2014

OPM received more retirement claims in October than it did in September which pushed the backlog of outstanding claims higher.

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FedSmith.com Users Lack Faith in Social Security

Filed in News by on October 30, 2014

FedSmith.com users said in a recent poll that they do not have confidence that Social Security will be able to pay benefits to them when they reach retirement.

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FEVS Results Show Declining Trends in Employee Satisfaction

Filed in News by on October 24, 2014

OPM has released the results of the 2014 Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey, and they suggest declining trends are present among overall job satisfaction in the federal workforce. What is your opinion – Are you satisfied with your job? Do you believe morale is declining in the federal workforce? Here is your chance to share your feedback.

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Do You Want the Day After Christmas Off?

Filed in News by on October 22, 2014

Should you get the day after Christmas off this year? Federal employees are asking the president to issue an executive order to make it an extra paid holiday. Take this short survey and share your opinion.

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Administrative Leave for ‘Underperforming’ Feds at Top of Coburn’s Annual Wastebook

Filed in News by on October 22, 2014

Gambling monkeys, massages for rabbits, and paid leave for federal workers who are “underperforming or even engaging in criminal mischief” – these are some of the projects listed in Senator Tom Coburn’s (R-OK) Wastebook 2014, the annual list of wasteful government projects put out by the Senator.

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Health Insurance Premiums Increasing in 2015

Filed in News by on October 7, 2014

Federal employees covered under the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program will see an overall average increase of 3.2% in their premiums next year.

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