Ralph Smith

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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Highest Paying Administrative Jobs: Where Are They and What Are Their Salaries?

Filed in News by on May 18, 2015 Comments

Federal agencies have some administrative positions in common. Some of these agencies pay a higher salary, even in smaller agencies, for the same job as other agencies because of disparities in the federal pay system. Here are the 10 highest salaries for human resources and EEO positions.

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Racial Bias in the Federal Workplace

Filed in News by on May 12, 2015 Comments

The subject of race frequently comes up today both in daily social life as well as in the workplace. Is racial discrimination a problem in the federal workplace? Take this short survey and share your opinion.

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2016 Presidential Preferences of the Federal Government Community

Filed in News by on May 5, 2015 Comments

In an early survey of the federal government community, Hillary Clinton and Marco Rubio are in the lead as the preferred candidates.

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I Fund Leads All TSP Funds in April and in 2015

Filed in News by on May 3, 2015 Comments

The I fund has provided the best returns for TSP investors so far in 2015. It was also the best performing fund in April. In what some might see as a warning sign of a market peak, TSP investors transferred about $1.9 billion out of the G fund in March.

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Who Should Be the Next President?

Filed in News by on April 28, 2015 Comments

Who would you prefer to see elected as the next President of the United States? Here is a chance to express your opinion in the early stages of the political process.

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Are You Able to Claim Some of the $88 Million in Abandoned TSP Funds?

Filed in News by on April 12, 2015 Comments

Have you left unclaimed money in the Thrift Savings Plan? $88 million is sitting in these unclaimed accounts. Here is how this occurs and how to claim the money you may have invested some time ago.

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Top 20 Federal Agencies With the Highest Average Salaries

Filed in News by on April 8, 2015 Comments

Which federal organizations have the highest average salaries? Here is a listing of the top 20.

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S Fund on Top of TSP Returns for March

Filed in News by on April 2, 2015 Comments

TSP funds reflected a shift in investor behavior in March as the S fund had a positive return and the C fund turned negative. The I fund is the leading fund for TSP returns so far in 2015.

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