Ian Smith

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

Another Bill Attempts to Protect Credit of Federal Employees During Shutdowns

By on November 21, 2019 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Another Bill Attempts to Protect Credit of Federal Employees During Shutdowns

A second bill has been introduced that claims it will help protect the credit of federal employees in the event of a shutdown.

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Air Force Warns Federal Employees Not to Use CBD Products

By on November 20, 2019 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Air Force Warns Federal Employees Not to Use CBD Products

The Air Force issued a warning to federal employees and military members about the job risks associated with using CBD products.

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VA Clamping Down on Official Time and Union Office Space

By on November 18, 2019 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
VA Clamping Down on Official Time and Union Office Space

The VA is moving to implement President Trump’s executive orders which will put new restrictions on unions’ use of official time and office space.

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Postal Service Net Losses Widen by Over 100% in FY 2019

By on November 14, 2019 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Postal Service Net Losses Widen by Over 100% in FY 2019

The net losses at the Postal Service went up considerably in 2019, although there were some bright spots in its financial results.

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FRTIB Moving Forward with I Fund Change

By on November 14, 2019 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
FRTIB Moving Forward with I Fund Change

Despite political pressure to do otherwise, the FRTIB is moving forward with a change to the I Fund that will add more investments in Chinese companies.

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Former VA Employee Charged with Health Care Fraud

By on November 13, 2019 in Court Cases with 0 Comments
Former VA Employee Charged with Health Care Fraud

A former VA employee, his daughter and ex-wife are facing charges of health care fraud in excess of $300,000.

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2020 Medicare Part B Premiums Announced

By on November 9, 2019 in Retirement with 0 Comments
2020 Medicare Part B Premiums Announced

How much will Medicare Part B premiums increase in 2020?

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Are You Entitled to Weather and Safety Leave if you Telework?

By on November 8, 2019 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Are You Entitled to Weather and Safety Leave if you Telework?

OPM has addressed some common questions federal employees may have regarding weather and safety leave.

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Federal Employees Weigh in on Pay, Shutdown in 2019 FEVS Results

By on November 7, 2019 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Federal Employees Weigh in on Pay, Shutdown in 2019 FEVS Results

The 2019 FEVS results are in and offer a glimpse into how federal employees feel about their jobs and pay.

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Another Bill Introduced to Try to Stop TSP Investments in China

By on November 7, 2019 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Another Bill Introduced to Try to Stop TSP Investments in China

Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) is stepping up his efforts to try to stop changes to the TSP’s I Fund.

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