Ian Smith

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

GAO Suggests Safe Practices for Returning Federal Employees to Offices

By on June 25, 2020 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
GAO Suggests Safe Practices for Returning Federal Employees to Offices

GAO has listed considerations it said agencies need to take to safely bring federal employees back to work in an office environment.

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Two Federal Employees Suspended Without Pay for Violating Hatch Act

By on June 24, 2020 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Two Federal Employees Suspended Without Pay for Violating Hatch Act

Two federal employees have been suspended without pay for violating the Hatch Act while on duty.

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Man Pleads Guilty to Stealing Over $400k in Pension Benefits

By on June 20, 2020 in Court Cases with 0 Comments
Man Pleads Guilty to Stealing Over $400k in Pension Benefits

A Maryland man is facing prison time for spending his dead mother’s government pension payments.

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OPM Plans to ‘Streamline the Leave Restoration Process’ for Coronavirus

By on June 19, 2020 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
OPM Plans to ‘Streamline the Leave Restoration Process’ for Coronavirus

OPM said it plans to issue regulations soon that would “streamline the leave restoration process” in certain situations for lost annual leave.

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Legislation Would Abolish Unnecessary Federal Agencies

By on June 17, 2020 in Current Events with 0 Comments
Legislation Would Abolish Unnecessary Federal Agencies

Legislation has been introduced to eliminate federal agencies which are determined to be unnecessary.

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You Can Now Apply for Coronavirus TSP Loans

By on June 16, 2020 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
You Can Now Apply for Coronavirus TSP Loans

Special loan and withdrawal options are now available to TSP participants affected by the coronavirus.

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DOJ Launches Online Portal for Reporting Civil Rights Violations

By on June 16, 2020 in Agency News with 0 Comments
DOJ Launches Online Portal for Reporting Civil Rights Violations

The Justice Department has launched a new online portal to encourage the public to report civil rights violations.

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House Lawmakers Call for $25 Billion USPS Bailout

By on June 15, 2020 in Agency News with 0 Comments
House Lawmakers Call for $25 Billion USPS Bailout

A group of 137 House members want Congress to provide an emergency bailout for the Postal Service.

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Former Federal Employee Posed as CIA Operative to Steal Millions

By on June 15, 2020 in Court Cases with 0 Comments
Former Federal Employee Posed as CIA Operative to Steal Millions

A former federal employee with the DEA created an elaborate story in which he falsely claimed to be a covert CIA operative to steal millions of dollars.

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VA Employee Sentenced For Orchestrating $19 Million Corruption Scheme

By on June 12, 2020 in Court Cases with 0 Comments
VA Employee Sentenced For Orchestrating $19 Million Corruption Scheme

A former federal employee is heading to prison for designing and orchestrating a multi-million dollar fraud scheme.

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