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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Legislation Would Ban Bonuses for Some Federal Employees

By on March 23, 2017 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Legislation Would Ban Bonuses for Some Federal Employees

Recently introduced legislation would prohibit federal agencies from paying bonuses to federal employees who commit serious infractions under their agency’s code of conduct.

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Trump’s VA Reform Plan Currently Running ‘Ahead of Schedule’

By on March 23, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments

As a candidate for president, Donald Trump laid out a plan to reform the VA. He said recently this plan is moving forward “ahead of schedule.”

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Legislation Aims to Make VA 100% Smoke-Free

By on March 22, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Legislation Aims to Make VA 100% Smoke-Free

New legislation would make all Veterans Health Administration facilities completely smoke free.

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White House Asks Agencies to Limit What They Say About Budget Proposal

By on March 22, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
White House Asks Agencies to Limit What They Say About Budget Proposal

The Office of Management and Budget has asked federal agencies to limit their public comments about the president’s budget blueprint until the full budget is released later this spring.

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Government Begins Borrowing from the G Fund to Offset Debt Ceiling

By on March 21, 2017 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Government Begins Borrowing from the G Fund to Offset Debt Ceiling

The Treasury Department is having to use “extraordinary measures” to offset hitting the debt ceiling, and that includes using money from the G Fund to help pay for government operations.

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Legislation Would Provide Pay Parity for Wage Grade Federal Employees

By on March 20, 2017 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Legislation Would Provide Pay Parity for Wage Grade Federal Employees

Recently introduced legislation aims to provide pay parity between any raises given to General Schedule and Wage Grade federal employees.

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OPM Warns Federal Retirees About Annuity Scam

By on March 20, 2017 in Retirement with 0 Comments
OPM Warns Federal Retirees About Annuity Scam

The Office of Personnel Management is warning federal retirees to be on the lookout for a scam where imposters are trying to steal their money.

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CBP Seeking Bids for Building Border Wall Prototypes

By on March 18, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
CBP Seeking Bids for Building Border Wall Prototypes

Customs and Border Protection has released two requests for proposal seeking bids to build multiple border wall prototypes.

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House Passes Legislation to Streamline VA’s Hiring Procedures

By on March 17, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
House Passes Legislation to Streamline VA’s Hiring Procedures

The House has passed legislation designed to improve the VA’s ability to hire and retain quality federal employees.

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House Passes Legislation Making It Easier to Fire VA Employees

By on March 17, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
House Passes Legislation Making It Easier to Fire VA Employees

The House passed legislation that would make it easier to fire VA employees for misconduct or poor performance as well as allow the agency Secretary to reduce employee pensions under certain conditions.

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