Ian Smith

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

OPM’s Retirement Backlog Tops 18k in November

By on December 5, 2019 in Retirement with 0 Comments
OPM’s Retirement Backlog Tops 18k in November

The retirement backlog at OPM broke through the 18,000 mark in November.

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Deadline Rapidly Approaching for TSP Two-Step Authentication

By on December 5, 2019 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Deadline Rapidly Approaching for TSP Two-Step Authentication

Are you ready for the upcoming deadline for two-factor authentication on your TSP account?

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Should the VA be Providing Acupuncture Services to Veterans?

By on December 4, 2019 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Should the VA be Providing Acupuncture Services to Veterans?

Legislation has been introduced to require the VA to expand access to acupuncture services.

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TSP Releases End of Year Processing Schedule

By on December 2, 2019 in Retirement with 0 Comments
TSP Releases End of Year Processing Schedule

The TSP has provided the 2019 end of year processing schedule for plan participants.

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Border Patrol K-9 to Retire After 10 Years on the Job

By on November 30, 2019 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Border Patrol K-9 to Retire After 10 Years on the Job

A four-legged federal employee at the Border Patrol is being honored for her decade of service to the agency.

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Ex-CIA Officer Sentenced for Conspiring to Commit Espionage for China

By on November 29, 2019 in Court Cases with 0 Comments
Ex-CIA Officer Sentenced for Conspiring to Commit Espionage for China

A former CIA officer is heading to prison for conspiracy to commit espionage for China.

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Rubio Asks Trump to Replace FRTIB Members in Ongoing Battle Over the I Fund

By on November 28, 2019 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Rubio Asks Trump to Replace FRTIB Members in Ongoing Battle Over the I Fund

Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) has taken his battle over the I Fund to the White House.

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ETAC Urges Senators to Drop Campaign Against I Fund Change

By on November 27, 2019 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
ETAC Urges Senators to Drop Campaign Against I Fund Change

Federal employee interest groups are urging Congress to back off of its fight against changing the I Fund.

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FRTIB Responds to Critics Over I Fund Change

By on November 26, 2019 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
FRTIB Responds to Critics Over I Fund Change

The FRTIB has issued a public response to critics over its recent decision to change the TSP’s I Fund.

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Senators Still Fighting TSP I Fund Change

By on November 22, 2019 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Senators Still Fighting TSP I Fund Change

Two Senators are still fighting the upcoming change to the TSP’s I Fund despite an announcement that it is moving forward.

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