Ian Smith

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

Postmaster General Delays Retirement While USPS Seeks Successor

By on January 7, 2020 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Postmaster General Delays Retirement While USPS Seeks Successor

Postmaster General Megan J. Brennan has agreed to temporarily delay her retirement while the agency looks for a successor to her position.

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Retirement Backlog Hits Lowest Point for the Year to End 2019

By on January 6, 2020 in Retirement with 0 Comments
Retirement Backlog Hits Lowest Point for the Year to End 2019

OPM closed out 2019 by achieving a milestone for the year with its retirement backlog.

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GSA Lowers Mileage Rates for 2020

By on January 6, 2020 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
GSA Lowers Mileage Rates for 2020

The mileage reimbursement rates for federal employees traveling for work will be slightly lower in 2020.

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TSP Releases January 2020 Processing Schedule

By on January 2, 2020 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
TSP Releases January 2020 Processing Schedule

The TSP has published the January 2020 processing schedule with important tax information for TSP participants.

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2019 Was a Big Year for Federal Employees

By on December 31, 2019 in Current Events with 0 Comments
2019 Was a Big Year for Federal Employees

2019 was an eventful year for federal employees. These are some of the highlights.

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Some Feds Excluded from New Paid Parental Leave Benefit

By on December 30, 2019 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Some Feds Excluded from New Paid Parental Leave Benefit

The new paid parental leave law does not apply to some federal employees as written, but some lawmakers want to change that.

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Paid Parental Leave Regulations Coming Soon

By on December 29, 2019 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Paid Parental Leave Regulations Coming Soon

OPM said in a recent memo that it will be issuing regulations to outline how the new paid parental leave benefit will work.

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OPM Wants to Make it Easier to Rehire Former Federal Employees

By on December 26, 2019 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
OPM Wants to Make it Easier to Rehire Former Federal Employees

OPM has proposed a new regulation to facilitate rehiring former federal employees.

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Kansas Mailman Credited with Saving Christmas for Local Families

By on December 23, 2019 in Current Events with 0 Comments
Kansas Mailman Credited with Saving Christmas for Local Families

A Kansas mail carrier took quick action to save Christmas gifts bound for local families after his truck caught on fire.

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Trump Sends Christmas Thank You Letter to Federal Employees

By on December 22, 2019 in Current Events with 0 Comments
Trump Sends Christmas Thank You Letter to Federal Employees

President Trump wrote a letter to federal employees thanking them for their service and informing them of new pay and leave benefits recently signed into law.

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