Ian Smith

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

FRTIB Selects Manager for the F Fund

By on May 21, 2018 in Agency News with 0 Comments
FRTIB Selects Manager for the F Fund

The Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board (FRTIB) has announced a contract with BlackRock to manage the TSP’s F Fund.

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New Medicare Cards Now Being Distributed

By on May 18, 2018 in Retirement with 0 Comments
New Medicare Cards Now Being Distributed

New Medicare cards designed to prevent identity theft have started to be mailed out. Here is some information about them.

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Trump Donates His First Quarter Salary to VA

By on May 18, 2018 in Agency News with 0 Comments

The White House announced that President Trump has donated his first quarter salary to the Department of Veterans Affairs.

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House Committee Hearing Addresses Proposed Benefits Cuts

By on May 17, 2018 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments

A hearing held by a House Committee yesterday addressed recent proposals to cut federal employees’ retirement benefits.

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EPA IG to Look at Pruitt’s Use of Multiple Email Accounts

By on May 16, 2018 in Agency News with 0 Comments
EPA IG to Look at Pruitt’s Use of Multiple Email Accounts

The EPA IG said it would grant a request to look at Scott Pruitt’s use of multiple email accounts, but added that it might be a while before getting to it.

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FedSmith Users Overwhelmingly Support Term Limits for Congress

By on May 15, 2018 in Current Events with 0 Comments
FedSmith Users Overwhelmingly Support Term Limits for Congress

Based on our latest survey, our readers left no doubt where they stand on wanting term limits for Members of Congress.

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Investigation Reveals More Incidents of Pornography Viewing by Federal Employees

By on May 15, 2018 in Human Resources with 0 Comments

A recent investigation by a local DC news affiliate found that incidents of some federal employees viewing inappropriate content when at work has worsened.

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Legislation Reintroduced to Provide Free Lifetime ID Theft Protection for OPM Data Breaches

By on May 15, 2018 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Legislation Reintroduced to Provide Free Lifetime ID Theft Protection for OPM Data Breaches

Legislation that would provide free lifetime identity theft protection to victims of OPM’s data breaches has been reintroduced in the House.

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Lawmakers Want Hearing on Problems at DC VA Medical Center

By on May 14, 2018 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Lawmakers Want Hearing on Problems at DC VA Medical Center

Four Congressmen are calling for an investigation into a series of problems at the VA Medical Center in Washington, DC.

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Postal Service Reports Net Loss of $1.3 Billion in Q2

By on May 11, 2018 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Postal Service Reports Net Loss of $1.3 Billion in Q2

The Postal Service reported a significant net loss for the second quarter of its fiscal year.

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