Ian Smith

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

Legislation Introduced to Protect Credit of Federal Employees Impacted by Shutdowns

By on September 21, 2019 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Legislation Introduced to Protect Credit of Federal Employees Impacted by Shutdowns

New legislation aims to protect the credit reports of federal employees impacted by government shutdowns.

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2020 Pay Raise: Silence Speaks Volumes

By on September 20, 2019 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
2020 Pay Raise: Silence Speaks Volumes

No action from the Senate on the pay raise this week has implications for your salary in 2020.

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TSP Issues Guidance on New Withdrawal Options

By on September 19, 2019 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
TSP Issues Guidance on New Withdrawal Options

The TSP has issued guidance on utilizing the new withdrawal options that recently went into effect.

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How Much Do Government Shutdowns Cost?

By on September 18, 2019 in Current Events with 0 Comments
How Much Do Government Shutdowns Cost?

A new Senate report attempts to compile the total costs of recent partial government shutdowns.

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Immigration Judge Disciplined for Hatch Act Violation

By on September 17, 2019 in Court Cases with 0 Comments
Immigration Judge Disciplined for Hatch Act Violation

An immigration judge has been hit with a significant disciplinary action for violating the Hatch Act.

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Man Who Pretended to be His Dead Sister to Steal VA Benefits is Sentenced to Prison

By on September 17, 2019 in Court Cases with 0 Comments
Man Who Pretended to be His Dead Sister to Steal VA Benefits is Sentenced to Prison

A man who had pretended to be his dead sister in order to steal VA benefits has been sentenced to prison.

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RFP Issued for TSP’s Annuity Provider

By on September 16, 2019 in Agency News with 0 Comments
RFP Issued for TSP’s Annuity Provider

A request for proposal has been issued for a provider for the TSP’s annuity program.

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OPM Has a New Director

By on September 11, 2019 in Agency News with 0 Comments
OPM Has a New Director

The Senate confirmed Dale Cabaniss to be the new OPM director.

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Lawmakers Make a Stand for Collective Bargaining

By on September 7, 2019 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Lawmakers Make a Stand for Collective Bargaining

A group of House Members are urging Congress to pass legislation to defend federal employees’ collective bargaining rights.

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Retirement Backlog Shows Slight Improvement in August

By on September 6, 2019 in Retirement with 0 Comments
Retirement Backlog Shows Slight Improvement in August

OPM made a modest improvement to the retirement backlog in August thanks to an uptick in claims processing.

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