Ian Smith

Ian Smith is one of the co-founders of FedSmith.com. He enjoys writing about current topics that affect the federal workforce. Ian also has a background in web development and does the technical work for the FedSmith.com web site and its sibling sites.

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Legislation Reimbursing Federal Employees for Ride Sharing Services Moves Forward

By on March 15, 2017 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Legislation Reimbursing Federal Employees for Ride Sharing Services Moves Forward

Legislation that would require formal regulations to be issued to reimburse federal employees for using ride sharing services has cleared a Senate Committee.

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OPM Announces New Tuition Discounts for Federal Employees

By on March 14, 2017 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
OPM Announces New Tuition Discounts for Federal Employees

The Office of Personnel Management has announced academic agreements with four new schools to provide tuition discounts and/or scholarships to federal employees.

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OPM: Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey Coming in May

By on March 14, 2017 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
OPM: Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey Coming in May

The 2017 Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey (FEVS) will be distributed beginning in May according to an announcement from OPM.

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How High Are Income Taxes in Your State?

By on March 14, 2017 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
How High Are Income Taxes in Your State?

A new report from the Tax Foundation provides a detailed breakdown of income taxes in each state.

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Executive Order Aims to Eliminate Unnecessary Federal Agencies

By on March 13, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Executive Order Aims to Eliminate Unnecessary Federal Agencies

President Trump has signed an executive order that instructs OMB to develop a plan to “reorganize governmental functions and eliminate unnecessary agencies, components of agencies, and agency programs.”

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Another Government Shutdown? It’s Being Discussed

By on March 13, 2017 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Another Government Shutdown? It’s Being Discussed

Another government shutdown? Apparently it could happen if demands over funding the border wall aren’t met. What would a partial shutdown mean to your pay and benefits?

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Washington Bracing for Snowstorm

By on March 13, 2017 in Current Events with 0 Comments
Washington Bracing for Snowstorm

Washington, DC is feeling the impact of Winter Storm Stella. Federal agencies are operating under a delayed arrival status today.

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Lawmaker Targets TSA Employee Misconduct With New Legislation

By on March 11, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Lawmaker Targets TSA Employee Misconduct With New Legislation

The TSA has had its share of problems recently. One Congressman has introduced legislation that he says will hold the agency and its employees more accountable.

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House Committee Wants to Ensure President Trump Isn’t Deleting His Tweets

By on March 10, 2017 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
House Committee Wants to Ensure President Trump Isn’t Deleting His Tweets

A House Committee wants to ensure that President Trump isn’t in violation of the Presidential Records Act by deleting tweets sent from his Twitter accounts.

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Legislation Banning Feds From Watching Porn at Work Takes Another Step Forward

By on March 9, 2017 in Human Resources with 0 Comments

Legislation that would prohibit federal employees from watching pornography while at work has taken another step forward in the road to becoming law.

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