Ian Smith

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

Judge Refuses to Force Government to Pay Federal Employees Working During Shutdown

By on January 15, 2019 in Court Cases with 0 Comments
Judge Refuses to Force Government to Pay Federal Employees Working During Shutdown

A federal judge refused to issue an order to force the government to pay federal employees who currently are required to work during the shutdown.

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Bill Introduced to Formally Block Automatic Pay Raises for Senior Officials

By on January 15, 2019 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Bill Introduced to Formally Block Automatic Pay Raises for Senior Officials

Legislation has been introduced to formalize the continuation of a pay freeze on the vice president and other senior officials during the shutdown.

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Will FEHB Coverage Continue During a Shutdown?

By on January 14, 2019 in Pay & Benefits, Q&A with 0 Comments
Will FEHB Coverage Continue During a Shutdown?

Does FEHB coverage ever cease under a partial government shutdown?

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Bill Would Let Federal Employees Tap Their TSP Funds During Shutdown

By on January 14, 2019 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Bill Would Let Federal Employees Tap Their TSP Funds During Shutdown

Recently introduced legislation would allow excepted federal employees to withdraw from the TSP with no penalties to have money during shutdowns.

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OPM Closes Federal Offices Due to Snow

By on January 14, 2019 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
OPM Closes Federal Offices Due to Snow

Federal offices are closed in the Washington, DC area on January 14, 2019 due to snow.

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TSA Officers Get $500 Bonuses Amid Shutdown

By on January 13, 2019 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
TSA Officers Get $500 Bonuses Amid Shutdown

The TSA administrator announced he is paying a bonus to officers to help alleviate some of the financial hardship of the shutdown.

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Legislation Introduced to Permanently End Government Shutdowns

By on January 13, 2019 in Current Events with 0 Comments
Legislation Introduced to Permanently End Government Shutdowns

Legislation has been reintroduced that aims to put an end to government shutdowns for good.

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Bill Introduced to Pay Essential Federal Workers During Shutdown

By on January 12, 2019 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Bill Introduced to Pay Essential Federal Workers During Shutdown

Recently introduced legislation would ensure that essential federal employees continue to get their regular paychecks during the current shutdown.

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OPM Provides Fact Sheet on Pay and Benefits During the Shutdown

By on January 11, 2019 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
OPM Provides Fact Sheet on Pay and Benefits During the Shutdown

OPM has released a fact sheet with information on what happens to your pay and benefits during the ongoing shutdown.

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Legislation Introduced to Provide Back Pay to Low-Wage Contract Workers

By on January 11, 2019 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Legislation Introduced to Provide Back Pay to Low-Wage Contract Workers

Legislation has been introduced to guarantee back pay to low-wage federal contract workers impacted by the shutdown.

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