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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Delayed Arrival in Effect for DC Federal Employees Thursday

By on January 27, 2016 in Current Events with 0 Comments

Federal agencies in Washington, DC will be open on Thursday, January 28, however, a 3 hour delayed arrival will be in effect.

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Federal Government to Reopen Wednesday

By on January 26, 2016 in Current Events with 2 Comments

Federal offices in Washington, DC will reopen on Wednesday, according to the Office of Personnel Management.

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Federal Offices in DC Closed Again on Tuesday

By on January 25, 2016 in Current Events with 0 Comments
Federal Offices in DC Closed Again on Tuesday

The Office of Personnel Management announced that the government will be closed again in Washington, DC on Tuesday, January 26 as cleanup and recovery from the blizzard continues.

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Blizzard Keeps Government Closed Through Monday

By on January 24, 2016 in Current Events with 6 Comments

The Office of Personnel Management announced Sunday evening that federal offices in the Washington, DC area will remain closed on Monday due to the blizzard that hit the east coast over the weekend.

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OPM Tells DC Area Federal Employees to Go Home Early Friday to Avoid the Blizzard

By on January 21, 2016 in Current Events with 3 Comments
OPM Tells DC Area Federal Employees to Go Home Early Friday to Avoid the Blizzard

Federal offices in the Washington, DC area will be open Friday morning but are closing at noon in preparation for the blizzard that is forecast to hit the east coast. The Office of Personnel Management has issued dismissal procedures for DC area federal workers.

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NTEU Endorses Clinton for President

By on January 21, 2016 in Current Events with 32 Comments
NTEU Endorses Clinton for President

Hillary Clinton has picked up another federal employee union endorsement, this time from the National Treasury Employees Union.

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OPM: 2.4 Million Have Signed Up for Free ID Protection

By on January 20, 2016 in Current Events with 10 Comments
OPM: 2.4 Million Have Signed Up for Free ID Protection

The Office of Personnel Management said in a statement that since the two data breaches that hit its computer systems were announced, 2.4 million people have enrolled so far in the identity theft monitoring services the government is offering to impacted individuals.

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OPM Issues Guidance on Recruitment, Relocation, and Retention Incentives

By on January 19, 2016 in Human Resources with 4 Comments
OPM Issues Guidance on Recruitment, Relocation, and Retention Incentives

The Office of Personnel Management recently issued guidance on the use of recruitment, relocation, and retention incentives for 2016.

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McCain Upset with VA Secretary for Failing to Hold Senior Executives Accountable

By on January 15, 2016 in Current Events with 20 Comments
McCain Upset with VA Secretary for Failing to Hold Senior Executives Accountable

Senator John McCain (R-AZ) sent a letter to Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald this week demanding information on why two disciplinary cases against senior executives at the VA have gone unresolved for a year and a half.

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