Ian Smith

Ian Smith is one of the co-founders of FedSmith.com. He enjoys writing about current topics that affect the federal workforce.

IRS to Reduce Collection of Personal Donor Information in Certain Cases

By on July 17, 2018 in Agency News with 0 Comments
IRS to Reduce Collection of Personal Donor Information in Certain Cases

The Treasury Department announced that the IRS will no longer require certain tax-exempt organizations to file personally identifiable information about their donors.

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House Passes Legislation Requiring Federal Agencies to Keep Electronic Records

By on July 17, 2018 in Agency News with 0 Comments
House Passes Legislation Requiring Federal Agencies to Keep Electronic Records

A bill that just passed the House would require agencies to preserve email records and make them searchable.

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Bill Introduced to Abolish ICE

By on July 14, 2018 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Bill Introduced to Abolish ICE

Legislation has been introduced to abolish the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency, although it appears it will be dead on arrival.

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Legislation Would Ban Unions at IRS

By on July 11, 2018 in Agency News, Human Resources with 0 Comments
Legislation Would Ban Unions at IRS

Recently introduced legislation would prohibit unions at the IRS.

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DOJ Says Recent Fraud Case May Not Be Linked to OPM Data Breach

By on July 10, 2018 in Agency News with 0 Comments
DOJ Says Recent Fraud Case May Not Be Linked to OPM Data Breach

The Justice Department now says that a recent case in Maryland involving stolen identities may not be linked to the OPM data breaches after all.

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Should ICE be Abolished?

By on July 9, 2018 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Should ICE be Abolished?

Calls are growing among some lawmakers to eliminate the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency.

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OPM Sees Very Slight Increase in Retirement Backlog in June

By on July 6, 2018 in Retirement with 0 Comments
OPM Sees Very Slight Increase in Retirement Backlog in June

OPM’s retirement backlog remained mostly flat in June as it saw a less than 1% increase in the total number of outstanding retirement applications.

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Pruitt Resigns as EPA Administrator

By on July 5, 2018 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Pruitt Resigns as EPA Administrator

EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt has resigned from his post with the agency.

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Legislation Introduced to Repeal Expedited VA Employee Removal Procedures

By on July 3, 2018 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Legislation Introduced to Repeal Expedited VA Employee Removal Procedures

Recently introduced legislation would undo the expedited removal procedures recently enacted through law for federal employees at the VA.

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Treasury Department Unveils New 1040 Form

By on July 2, 2018 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Treasury Department Unveils New 1040 Form

A new individual income tax return form that is being touted as smaller and simpler was recently unveiled by the IRS and Treasury Department.

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