Ian Smith

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.

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How Much Will You Get in Severance Pay?

By on April 27, 2017 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
How Much Will You Get in Severance Pay?

OPM has provided a worksheet to help employees calculate how much severance pay they may be entitled to if they are involuntarily separated from federal service.

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Trump Signs EO to Make It Easier to Fire Non-Performing VA Employees

By on April 27, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Trump Signs EO to Make It Easier to Fire Non-Performing VA Employees

President Trump signed an executive order establishing a new office tasked with making it easier to fire VA employees for misconduct or poor performance.

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Resolution Introduced to Avoid a Shutdown

By on April 27, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Resolution Introduced to Avoid a Shutdown

A short term funding resolution has been introduced in Congress to keep the government funded through May 5.

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Trump Administration Proposes Sweeping Tax Reform

By on April 26, 2017 in Current Events with 0 Comments

The Trump administration has unveiled a tax reform plan that proposes sweeping tax cuts for both businesses and individuals.

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IRS Employee Indicted for Stealing Taxpayer IDs and Filing Fraudulent Returns

By on April 26, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
IRS Employee Indicted for Stealing Taxpayer IDs and Filing Fraudulent Returns

An IRS employee has been indicted for wire fraud and identity theft of taxpayers’ personal information.

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Executive Order Directs USDA to Support Interagency Task Force

By on April 26, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments

A new executive order directs the USDA to oversee an interagency task force designed to promote agriculture and rural prosperity.

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House Bill Would Guarantee Pay During a Shutdown

By on April 25, 2017 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
House Bill Would Guarantee Pay During a Shutdown

Legislation introduced in the House would guarantee federal employees’ pay in the event of a government shutdown.

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Will I Still Receive My Annuity Payment in a Government Shutdown?

By on April 24, 2017 in Retirement with 0 Comments
Will I Still Receive My Annuity Payment in a Government Shutdown?

The possibility of a partial government shutdown looms at the end of the week. What impact would this have on your annuity payments should it take place?

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What Happens to Your Pay During a Shutdown?

By on April 24, 2017 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
What Happens to Your Pay During a Shutdown?

The possibility of a partial government shutdown looms at the end of the week. What will happen to your pay should this take place?

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Long Stepping Down as FRTIB’s Executive Director

By on April 24, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments

The FRTIB has announced that its Executive Director, Greg Long, is stepping down from his position at the agency.

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