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.
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Who are the preferred presidential candidates among FedSmith.com users? Independent voters were the largest group to respond to our latest survey, and this group may tip the election in November. Here are the results.
A bill to require OPM to provide annual information on the amount of official time used by federal employees engaging in union activity has been sent to the House for consideration.
Administrative paid leave has made headlines as a result of GAO reports and bills introduced in Congress to restrict agencies’ use of this procedure for a variety of reasons. A new report from the GAO highlights the problems in DHS—the agency with the most employees on this type of paid leave for more than 1 year.
Is a “Super Saver” Thrift Savings Plan program a future possibility for TSP investors? The author of a recent FedSmith article advocates a change and also clarifies and expands upon statements in response to observations on the article from an expert at the FRTIB.
The stock market made its biggest quarterly comeback since 1933 according to one recent headline. How did your TSP stock funds do in March?
Change is afoot in Congress for the federal human resources system for rating and removing federal employees. Federal employees who have been around for awhile may think we are moving forward to 1978—the last major legislative change in these areas.