Ian Smith

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

TSP Provides Details on Change to Automatic 5% Enrollment

September 24, 2020 1:49 PM
TSP Provides Details on Change to Automatic 5% Enrollment

The TSP has shared some additional information about the upcoming change to the automatic enrollment percentage.

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Postal Service Not Implementing Payroll Tax Deferral

September 22, 2020 4:57 PM
Postal Service Not Implementing Payroll Tax Deferral

The Postal Service announced that it has elected not to implement the payroll tax deferral for its employees.

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Former VA Doctor Pleads Guilty to Sexually Abusing Veterans Under His Care

September 19, 2020 1:41 PM
Former VA Doctor Pleads Guilty to Sexually Abusing Veterans Under His Care

A former VA doctor has pleaded guilty to three counts of sexual abuse of veterans under his care.

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Automatic Enrollment Percentage in the TSP Increasing to 5%

September 16, 2020 2:10 PM
Automatic Enrollment Percentage in the TSP Increasing to 5%

A rule change coming this fall will increase the automatic enrollment percentage in the TSP from 3% to 5%.

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Personal Information of 46k Veterans Compromised in VA Data Breach

September 15, 2020 7:03 AM
Personal Information of 46k Veterans Compromised in VA Data Breach

The VA announced that personal data of about 46,000 veterans was potentially left at risk after a data breach at the agency.

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Former IRS Employee Pleads Guilty to Filing False Tax Returns

September 14, 2020 3:05 PM
Former IRS Employee Pleads Guilty to Filing False Tax Returns

A former IRS employee has pleaded guilty to filing hundreds of false tax returns for herself and others.

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The Battle Over Federal Employees’ Payroll Taxes

September 10, 2020 9:53 AM
The Battle Over Federal Employees’ Payroll Taxes

Federal employees will not be able to opt out of the temporary payroll tax deferral, but some lawmakers are pushing to change that.

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FEVS Coming September 14

September 9, 2020 5:42 PM
FEVS Coming September 14

After some delays, the 2020 Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey finally has a set launch date.

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Playing Politics with the Postal Service

September 8, 2020 8:17 AM
Playing Politics with the Postal Service

A new report says that the recent politicization of the Postal Service is detracting from addressing the real problems facing the agency.

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Retirement Backlog Up, But Case Processing Time Down in August

September 4, 2020 4:52 PM
Retirement Backlog Up, But Case Processing Time Down in August

OPM’s retirement backlog grew in August but the average processing time improved considerably.

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