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2017 Pay: Will No Congressional Pay Raise Impact Federal Employees?

Filed in News by on May 19, 2016 Comments

Congress has not had a pay raise since 2009 and is unlikely to have one in 2017. Should Congress receive a pay raise? Will this impact any federal employee pay raise in 2017? Take the survey within the article and express your opinion.

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House Issues Censure Resolution for IRS Commissioner

Filed in News by on May 19, 2016 Comments

The battle between the House and the IRS continues as House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) has filed a resolution to formally censure IRS Commissioner John Koskinen and strip him of his government pension.

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Reforming Retiree Health Insurance May Start with Mandatory Medicare, But May Not End There

Filed in News by on May 16, 2016 Comments

A House Committee hearing last week looked at reforming the health benefits for postal employees in an effort to deal with the Postal Service’s massive and ongoing financial losses. Could moving postal workers to Medicare ultimately force other federal employees onto this system as well?

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Presidential Race Continues to Narrow – Whom Do You Support?

Filed in News by on May 11, 2016 Comments

The field of presidential candidates has continued to shrink since the Indiana primaries. Who is your top choice for president among the presumptive final candidates in the November election?

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FedSmith.com Users Overwhelmingly Disagree with $20 Bill Redesign

Filed in News by on May 4, 2016 Comments

We asked our users in a recent survey if they agreed with the Treasury Department’s decision to redesign the $20 and $5 bills to feature new historical figures. Here is what you told us.

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Thank a Government Employee This Week

Filed in News by on May 4, 2016 Comments

This week is Public Service Recognition Week, and in the spirit of the occasion, the author gives thanks to federal agencies and their employees for their service.

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Labor Department and Farmers on Collision Course Over Farm Labor

Filed in News by on April 25, 2016 Comments

Farm leaders from around the nation held a news conference in Washington on April 22, 2016, to say that the U.S. Department of Labor is threatening the livelihoods of farmers and the 2016 crop season.

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FedSmith Readers Share Their Choices for President in 2016

Filed in News by on April 18, 2016 Comments

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.

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