Ian Smith

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

OPM’s Retirement Backlog Improves by 1% in September

By on October 5, 2019 in Retirement with 0 Comments
OPM’s Retirement Backlog Improves by 1% in September

OPM’s retirement backlog just barely trended downward in September. Here are the latest figures.

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What’s Your Favorite Federal Agency?

By on October 4, 2019 in Agency News with 0 Comments
What’s Your Favorite Federal Agency?

Which federal agencies do Americans like the most (and least)? A new study offers some insight.

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Family Members Indicted for Stealing Over $800k in VA Benefits

By on October 3, 2019 in Court Cases with 0 Comments
Family Members Indicted for Stealing Over $800k in VA Benefits

A group of family members have been indicted on charges that they fraudulently obtained over $800,000 in VA disability benefits.

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How Much Are Your Health Insurance Premiums Increasing in 2020?

By on October 2, 2019 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
How Much Are Your Health Insurance Premiums Increasing in 2020?

OPM has announced the 2020 Federal Employees Health Benefits Program premiums.

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Executive Orders Allowed to Take Effect After Injunction is Lifted

By on October 2, 2019 in Court Cases with 0 Comments
Executive Orders Allowed to Take Effect After Injunction is Lifted

The injunction that had been preventing President Trump’s executive orders from taking effect has been lifted by an appeals court.

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Another WEP Reform Bill Introduced

By on October 2, 2019 in Retirement with 0 Comments
Another WEP Reform Bill Introduced

Another bill designed to repeal the Windfall Elimination Provision and boost retirement income for federal retirees has been introduced.

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OPM Announces 2019 Federal Employee Benefits Survey

By on September 30, 2019 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
OPM Announces 2019 Federal Employee Benefits Survey

The 2019 Federal Employee Benefits Survey is coming this fall.

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Federal Employee Charged with Theft of Over $1 Million in Military Equipment

By on September 28, 2019 in Court Cases with 0 Comments
Federal Employee Charged with Theft of Over $1 Million in Military Equipment

A federal employee at Camp Mabry has been charged with stealing over $1 million worth of military equipment.

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Emergency Leave Transfer Program Set Up for Hurricane Dorian

By on September 27, 2019 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Emergency Leave Transfer Program Set Up for Hurricane Dorian

OPM has established an emergency leave transfer program for federal employees adversely impacted by Hurricane Dorian.

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Another Attempt to Provide Short-Term Disability Insurance to Federal Employees

By on September 26, 2019 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Another Attempt to Provide Short-Term Disability Insurance to Federal Employees

Another effort is being made in Congress to provide a short-term disability insurance option to federal employees.

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