Ian Smith

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

Postal Employee Cooks Steak on His Dashboard in the Summertime Heat

By on August 6, 2019 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Postal Employee Cooks Steak on His Dashboard in the Summertime Heat

A Postal employee cooked a steak on the dashboard of his truck to demonstrate how hot it gets in the summer heat.

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OPM’s Retirement Backlog Stays Steady in July

By on August 5, 2019 in Retirement with 0 Comments
OPM’s Retirement Backlog Stays Steady in July

How did OPM’s retirement backlog fare in July 2019? Here are the latest statistics from the agency.

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We’ve Got a Budget. Where is Your Raise?

By on August 2, 2019 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
We’ve Got a Budget. Where is Your Raise?

A budget agreement has been passed for the federal government. What does this mean for a pay raise next year?

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Over 3k OPM Employees to Move to DoD

By on July 31, 2019 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Over 3k OPM Employees to Move to DoD

Over 3,000 employees at OPM were notified they will be moving over to DoD as part of the transition of how the government handles background investigations.

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New Law Will Require Breastfeeding Rooms in Federal Buildings

By on July 29, 2019 in Current Events with 0 Comments
New Law Will Require Breastfeeding Rooms in Federal Buildings

A new law will require lactation spaces in public federal buildings for use by federal employees.

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WEP Repeal Bill Introduced

By on July 26, 2019 in Retirement with 0 Comments
WEP Repeal Bill Introduced

Legislation has been introduced to repeal the Windfall Elimination Provision.

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Senators Don’t Want Federal Agencies Collecting Citizenship Data

By on July 25, 2019 in Current Events with 0 Comments
Senators Don’t Want Federal Agencies Collecting Citizenship Data

A group of Senators are threatening to withhold funds in an effort to stop federal agencies from providing citizenship data to the Commerce Department.

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Stop Improper Federal Bonuses Act Advances in Senate

By on July 25, 2019 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Stop Improper Federal Bonuses Act Advances in Senate

Legislation that would ban bonuses for federal employees for conduct violations has moved forward in the Senate.

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TSP Changing its Methodology for Making Catch-Up Contributions

By on July 24, 2019 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
TSP Changing its Methodology for Making Catch-Up Contributions

The TSP has announced an upcoming change to its methodology for handling catch-up contributions.

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Another Bill Would Make Sex Offenders Ineligible for Federal Pensions

By on July 23, 2019 in Retirement with 0 Comments
Another Bill Would Make Sex Offenders Ineligible for Federal Pensions

Legislation has been introduced in the House that would bar individuals convicted of sexual abuse of children from receiving federal pensions.

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