Ian Smith

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

Government Sued Over Federal Employees Exposed to Coronavirus

By on March 30, 2020 in Court Cases with 0 Comments
Government Sued Over Federal Employees Exposed to Coronavirus

A class action lawsuit has been filed against the government on behalf of federal employees who may have been exposed to the coronavirus.

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What’s in the Coronavirus Stimulus Bill for Federal Employees?

By on March 27, 2020 in Current Events with 0 Comments
What’s in the Coronavirus Stimulus Bill for Federal Employees?

Congress has passed a massive bill to mitigate the impact of the COVID-19 coronavirus. Here are some of the details that will impact many readers.

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OPM Confirms Insurance Benefits Processing Will Continue Despite Coronavirus

By on March 25, 2020 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
OPM Confirms Insurance Benefits Processing Will Continue Despite Coronavirus

OPM is reminding federal agencies of their responsibilities to continue benefits processing despite potential disruptions from the coronavirus.

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House Coronavirus Stimulus Bill Contains a Bailout for the Postal Service

By on March 24, 2020 in Agency News with 0 Comments
House Coronavirus Stimulus Bill Contains a Bailout for the Postal Service

Two House lawmakers have said that the coronavirus has created a financial emergency for the Postal Service.

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House Democrats Unveil Coronavirus Stimulus Bill With Provisions for Federal Employees

By on March 24, 2020 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
House Democrats Unveil Coronavirus Stimulus Bill With Provisions for Federal Employees

House Democrats have unveiled a coronavirus stimulus bill with a number of important provisions for federal employees.

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Which States Rely Most on Federal Aid?

By on March 23, 2020 in Current Events with 0 Comments
Which States Rely Most on Federal Aid?

A new report ranks the states in terms of their reliance on aid from the federal government.

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Bill Would Maximize Telework for Federal Employees During Coronavirus Pandemic

By on March 22, 2020 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Bill Would Maximize Telework for Federal Employees During Coronavirus Pandemic

A Senate bill would direct federal agencies to maximize telework for federal employees during the coronavirus pandemic.

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Congresswoman Wants Paid Leave for Some Teleworking Federal Employees

By on March 20, 2020 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Congresswoman Wants Paid Leave for Some Teleworking Federal Employees

One Congresswoman is asking for paid leave to be provided to teleworking federal employees who are also caring for family members while at home.

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Map Shows Airport Locations Where TSA Agents Have Tested Positive for Coronavirus

By on March 19, 2020 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Map Shows Airport Locations Where TSA Agents Have Tested Positive for Coronavirus

The TSA has created a map showing airport locations where officers worked who are known to have tested positive for the coronavirus.

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Will You Continue to Get Social Security Payments During the Coronavirus Pandemic?

By on March 19, 2020 in Retirement with 0 Comments
Will You Continue to Get Social Security Payments During the Coronavirus Pandemic?

Will the coronavirus interrupt Social Security payments? Here’s what the SSA says.

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