Ian Smith

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

Readers Don’t Want TSP Accounts Subjected to Climate Change Debate

By on June 8, 2019 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Readers Don’t Want TSP Accounts Subjected to Climate Change Debate

A majority of FedSmith readers said in a recent survey they want the climate change debate left out of their TSP accounts.

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The Automatic Enrollment Percentage in the TSP is Increasing

By on June 6, 2019 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
The Automatic Enrollment Percentage in the TSP is Increasing

The automatic enrollment percentage in the TSP is going to be increasing in 2020.

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Retirement Backlog Relatively Unchanged in May

By on June 5, 2019 in Retirement with 0 Comments
Retirement Backlog Relatively Unchanged in May

OPM’s retirement backlog showed only a slight drop in May as compared to the previous month.

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What is Changing with the TSP’s New Withdrawal Options?

By on June 4, 2019 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
What is Changing with the TSP’s New Withdrawal Options?

The TSP has provided additional information about how withdrawals will work under the TSP Modernization Act.

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Draft Spending Bill Proposes Overriding 2020 Pay Freeze

By on June 4, 2019 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Draft Spending Bill Proposes Overriding 2020 Pay Freeze

A draft spending bill put forth in the House contains a pay raise for federal employees in 2020.

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Another Attempt to Stop the Government From Paying Dead People

By on June 1, 2019 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Another Attempt to Stop the Government From Paying Dead People

The federal government routinely pays benefits to people who have died. Another bill has been introduced to try to prevent this from happening.

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FRTIB Seeking TSP Fund Managers

By on May 31, 2019 in Agency News with 0 Comments
FRTIB Seeking TSP Fund Managers

A request for proposal has been issued seeking managers for four of the funds within the TSP.

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Bill Would Prohibit TSP Investments in China and Russia

By on May 29, 2019 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Bill Would Prohibit TSP Investments in China and Russia

One Congressman wants to ensure the TSP offers no economic support for Russia and China.

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Where Should Federal Agencies Be Buying Their Flowers?

By on May 28, 2019 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Where Should Federal Agencies Be Buying Their Flowers?

Should federal agencies have to buy their floral decorations domestically? One Congressman wants to make it a requirement.

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Senators Want You to Fly Coach When You Travel

By on May 23, 2019 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Senators Want You to Fly Coach When You Travel

Recently introduced legislation would ban federal employees from flying first or business class on official travel.

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