Ian Smith

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

OMB Tells Agencies to Limit In-Person Contact, Maximize Telework to Combat Coronavirus

By on March 18, 2020 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
OMB Tells Agencies to Limit In-Person Contact, Maximize Telework to Combat Coronavirus

OMB has issued another memo for agencies with action items to take to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

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Lawmakers Want an Executive Order Expanding Telework for the Coronavirus

By on March 17, 2020 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Lawmakers Want an Executive Order Expanding Telework for the Coronavirus

A group of Senators have asked President Trump to issue an executive order with clear direction expanding telework in response to the coronavirus.

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Coronavirus Guidelines from the White House

By on March 16, 2020 in Current Events with 0 Comments
Coronavirus Guidelines from the White House

The White House is asking all Americans to do their part to combat the spread of the coronavirus. It has released new guidelines to facilitate this effort.

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Can Telework Help the Government Stop the Coronavirus?

By on March 16, 2020 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Can Telework Help the Government Stop the Coronavirus?

The federal government is pushing telework as a way to help contain the coronavirus and keep agencies operational. Do you think it can work?

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DoD Orders Halt of All Domestic Travel for Agency Personnel

By on March 14, 2020 in Agency News with 0 Comments
DoD Orders Halt of All Domestic Travel for Agency Personnel

The Defense Department has ordered a stop of all agency related domestic travel to combat the COVID-19 coronavirus.

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OMB Calls for Expanded Telework, Leave Options for Coronavirus

By on March 13, 2020 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
OMB Calls for Expanded Telework, Leave Options for Coronavirus

The Office of Management and Budget is asking federal agencies to make full use of telework and leave options to protect federal employees who are most at risk from the coronavirus.

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Tips to Turbocharge Your Telework Experience

By on March 13, 2020 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Tips to Turbocharge Your Telework Experience

Are you planning to telework to combat the Coronavirus? These are some tips to enhance your experience.

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WEP Repeal Legislation Introduced in the Senate

By on March 12, 2020 in Retirement with 0 Comments
WEP Repeal Legislation Introduced in the Senate

A companion bill to previously introduced legislation that would repeal the Windfall Elimination Provision has been introduced in the Senate.

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Coronavirus: Calls to Protect Federal Employees Ramping Up

By on March 8, 2020 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Coronavirus: Calls to Protect Federal Employees Ramping Up

As concerns mount about the coronavirus, lawmakers are pushing for more protections for federal employees.

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OPM Issues New Coronavirus Guidance

By on March 7, 2020 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
OPM Issues New Coronavirus Guidance

OPM has released a new memo with questions and answers addressing pay, leave and telework with regards to the coronavirus.

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