Ian Smith

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

Task Force Recommends No More Pay Bargaining for USPS

By on December 5, 2018 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Task Force Recommends No More Pay Bargaining for USPS

The Postal Service Task Force suggests changes such as reforming pay and adding new revenue streams to shore up the agency’s ailing finances.

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OPM Addresses How Pay Will Work for Tomorrow’s Holiday

By on December 4, 2018 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
OPM Addresses How Pay Will Work for Tomorrow’s Holiday

OPM has provided detailed guidance on pay and leave for the upcoming holiday honoring former President George H.W. Bush.

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Post Office, Stock Market Among Closures for Tomorrow’s Holiday Honoring Former President Bush

By on December 4, 2018 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Post Office, Stock Market Among Closures for Tomorrow’s Holiday Honoring Former President Bush

Wednesday, December 5th, has been declared a day of mourning by President Trump. Most federal employees will be excused from work, including the Postal Service.

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OSC Clarifies its Hatch Act Guidance on ‘Resistance’ in the Workplace

By on December 2, 2018 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
OSC Clarifies its Hatch Act Guidance on ‘Resistance’ in the Workplace

OSC has clarified its recent Hatch Act guidance on using terms such as “the Resistance” or discussing impeachment in the federal workplace.

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Federal Employees Warned Not to ‘#Resist’ Trump Administration While on Duty

By on November 30, 2018 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Federal Employees Warned Not to ‘#Resist’ Trump Administration While on Duty

OSC has issued new Hatch Act guidance for the 2020 election. Federal employees will want to be wary of using certain terms and hashtags in a political context.

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16 Postal Workers Sentenced for Accepting Bribes to Deliver Cocaine through the Mail

By on November 30, 2018 in Court Cases with 0 Comments
16 Postal Workers Sentenced for Accepting Bribes to Deliver Cocaine through the Mail

A group of 16 Atlanta area postal workers were sentenced to prison for taking bribes to deliver packages of cocaine for drug traffickers.

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VA Slams NBC News Story About Not Reimbursing Veterans Under GI Bill

By on November 29, 2018 in Agency News with 0 Comments
VA Slams NBC News Story About Not Reimbursing Veterans Under GI Bill

The VA said in a statement that a story published by NBC News which said some veterans would not be reimbursed GI Bill benefits they are owed is false.

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A Volatile Combination: Online Pornography and Government Computers

By on November 29, 2018 in Agency News with 0 Comments
A Volatile Combination: Online Pornography and Government Computers

Remember the federal employee whose web surfing habits infected his agency’s network with malware? A new IG report has more details of how it all happened.

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Legislation Would Shield Veterans from VA Overpayment Errors

By on November 28, 2018 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Legislation Would Shield Veterans from VA Overpayment Errors

Recently introduced legislation would prevent collection of overpayment debt from veterans resulting from errors made by the VA in paying benefits.

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Does the VA Need a New Mission Statement?

By on November 27, 2018 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Does the VA Need a New Mission Statement?

Should the VA’s mission statement be changed to be more gender neutral? Some in Congress think so and have introduced legislation to change it.

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