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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Bill Introduced to Protect VA Whistleblowers

Filed in Headlines, News by on January 29, 2015 Comments

Congressman Jeff Miller (R-FL) has introduced legislation to designed to offer VA whistleblowers protection from reprisals and real accountability for those who reprise against them.

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Americans’ Satisfaction With the Federal Government on the Decline

Filed in News by on January 28, 2015 Comments

According to a new report, Americans’ overall satisfaction with the federal government is at a new low.

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House Republicans Take Aim at Shrinking Federal Workforce

Filed in News by on January 23, 2015 Comments

Two pieces of legislation introduced recently by Republicans in the House aim to reduce the overall size of the federal workforce.

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What Do Federal Employees Think of President Obama’s Job Performance?

Filed in News by on January 21, 2015 Comments

Based on the results of a recent survey, FedSmith.com users overwhelmingly rated President Obama’s job performance to date as “poor.”

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Details of Obama’s New Parental Leave Policy Announced

Filed in News by on January 15, 2015 Comments

The White House has released more details on President Obama’s plan for giving federal employees more paid parental leave.

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Obama to Give Federal Workers Paid Parental Leave

Filed in News by on January 14, 2015 Comments

President Obama will sign a presidential memorandum this week to give federal employees at least 6 weeks of paid sick leave when having a child.

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Lawmakers Want to Give Federal Employees a 3.8% Pay Raise Next Year

Filed in News by on January 13, 2015 Comments

Two lawmakers are introducing legislation that would give federal employees a 3.8% pay raise in 2016.

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FedSmith.com Users Unsatisfied with Their Federal Careers

Filed in News by on January 11, 2015 Comments

The 2014 Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey results showed a clear trend towards declining morale among the overall federal workforce. It turns out that the negative sentiment and morale problems are no different among FedSmith.com users.

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