Ralph Smith has several decades of experience working with federal human resources issues. He has written extensively on a full range of human resources topics in books and newsletter and a co-founder of two companies and several newsletters concerning federal human resources.
Ralph Smith's Latest Posts
A pay raise for federal employees in 2016 just became one step closer to reality.
Will federal retirees receive a COLA in 2016? While inflation data is creeping up, it may not be enough to result in a COLA increase.
The G fund has never had a losing year. The rate of return on the G fund has been dropping as inflation has gone down and consideration is being given to reducing the G fund interest rate even more. Could this actually be a good thing for TSP investors?
Are you a CSRS offset retiree? If you are in this group of federal employees, a letter coming from the Defense Finance and Accounting Service (DFAS) may interest you as you may be in for at least a small, unexpected financial gain.
How much of a difference will locality pay make in your paycheck? This article compares actual locality pay to the “target pay gap” in each locality pay area and how it impacts the salary levels for hundreds of thousands of federal employees.
Katherine Archuleta is resigning as OPM director in the wake of the recent data breaches that hit the agency’s computer systems according to a White House official.