Ian Smith

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

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Legislation Reintroduced to Give Tax Credit to Federal Employees Serving in Combat Zones

By on June 19, 2017 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Legislation Reintroduced to Give Tax Credit to Federal Employees Serving in Combat Zones

Legislation has been introduced to give the same tax credit to federal employees that military personnel get when working in a combat zone.

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Letters Express Opposition to Proposed Benefits Cuts

By on June 19, 2017 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Letters Express Opposition to Proposed Benefits Cuts

Two letters were sent last week to Congress expressing opposition to proposed cuts to federal employee benefits in the White House’s budget proposal.

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OMB Orders Elimination of Dozens of Agency Reporting Requirements

By on June 16, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
OMB Orders Elimination of Dozens of Agency Reporting Requirements

The Trump Administration plans to eliminate numerous regulations to ease the paperwork burden on federal agencies.

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Senators Want Details About Accused NSA Leaker’s Security Clearance

By on June 16, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Senators Want Details About Accused NSA Leaker’s Security Clearance

Two Senators have asked OPM to provide details about the security clearance that was granted to NSA contractor Reality Winner.

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TSA Testing New Fingerprint Scanners in Lieu of Boarding Passes

By on June 15, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
TSA Testing New Fingerprint Scanners in Lieu of Boarding Passes

The TSA is testing new fingerprint scanning technology at two airports that has the potential to replace the need for boarding passes and identity documents.

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FBI Seeking Information on Congressional Baseball Shooter

By on June 15, 2017 in Current Events with 0 Comments

The FBI has released details on the shooter who left one Congressman critically injured and is asking for tips to aid their investigation.

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COVFEFE Act Would Make Trump’s Tweets Formal Government Records

By on June 13, 2017 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
COVFEFE Act Would Make Trump’s Tweets Formal Government Records

One Member of Congress wants to make sure that President Trump’s tweets are codified as official government records by law.

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How Can VA Services Be Improved? Ask Veterans What Needs Fixing

By on June 12, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
How Can VA Services Be Improved? Ask Veterans What Needs Fixing

One Congressman wants to ask veterans what needs fixing at the VA to make needed reforms at the agency.

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Should You Opt Into the New Blended Retirement System?

By on June 10, 2017 in Retirement with 0 Comments

The Thrift Savings Plan has provided information to help military service members decide if they should move to the new Blended Retirement System.

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Michael Moore Asks Federal Employees to Blow the Whistle on the Trump Administration

By on June 7, 2017 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Michael Moore Asks Federal Employees to Blow the Whistle on the Trump Administration

Michael Moore has set up a website that encourages whistleblowers to share information with him about the Trump administration.

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