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.
President Trump has issued an executive order to freeze federal hiring in an effort to make good on one of his campaign promises to reduce the size of the federal workforce.
Barack Obama and Joe Biden have left the White House, but they will be receiving compensation for their service in government. Here is a summary of how their pension programs work.
The White House has instructed federal agencies to cease issuing regulations until they can be reviewed and approved by the Trump administration.
As a new administration prepares to set up shop in Washington, significant budget cuts are being discussed. Here is a summary of what some of these proposals might be and how they would potentially impact federal employees.
Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) reintroduced legislation this week that would make it easier to fire VA employees for misconduct or poor performance.
Legislation has been reintroduced in the Senate to ensure the federal employees can be reimbursed for using ride sharing services when traveling on official business.
International stocks have been underperforming the American stock market in recent years which has led to cries from some in the financial sector to shun investing in foreign markets. Does this mean federal employees should avoid the I Fund? Here are some arguments from both sides of the debate.
OPM is encouraging agencies to let federal employees in the DC area telework this week to help alleviate traffic congestion related to Inauguration Day ceremonies.