Ian Smith

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

How Much Money Do White House Staff Members Earn?

By on November 29, 2010 in Current Events with 0 Comments

Have you ever wondered how much money the staff at the White House earns? We’ve compiled highlights from the 2010 White House annual report.

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President Obama Proposes Freeze on Federal Civilian Employee Pay for 2 Years

By on November 29, 2010 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments

President Obama will announce a 2 year freeze on federal employee pay to affect all civilian employees.

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Holiday Travel Advice from the TSA

By on November 23, 2010 in Agency News with 0 Comments

Whether you love the new security procedures or hate them, there’s no disputing that TSA has been up against a lot of public scrutiny because of the new procedures. Here is how the agency recommends making your air travel easier as you fight the crowds over this Thanksgiving holiday.

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Taking the Axe to Federal Spending – More Suggestions from the Debt Commission Co-Chairmen

By on November 11, 2010 in Current Events with 0 Comments

The co-chairs of the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform released a draft report on 11/10 outlining ways to cut the federal deficit. We highlight some additional items from that report that will be of most interest to our readers.

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Cows, People and Flying – A Second Look

By on September 7, 2010 in Current Events with 0 Comments

Ralph found on a recent experience with airline travel that some people will develop a herd mentality in crowded situations. Another FedSmith author gives his take on the situation.

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Tea Parties Will Have Significant Impact According to Readers

By on April 22, 2009 in Current Events with 0 Comments

Are the tea parties held on April 15th a one-time event or will they have a most lasting impact on American politics? Most readers see a significant impact but there is a widely divergent view of the events and why they are important with comments ranging from “patriotic demonstrations” to “racist.”

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Did You Get Our Latest Tweet?

By on December 28, 2008 in Current Events with 0 Comments

FedSmith.com is now posting to Twitter as another means of sharing our news with readers.

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Show Me the Money!

By on December 23, 2005 in Current Events with 0 Comments

The percentages for the 2006 pay increases in the federal government are out now. But what are the actual dollar amounts of the salaries of some of the higher ranking government officials?

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Readers Say Vice Presidential Debate Goes to Edwards

By on October 12, 2004 in Current Events with 0 Comments

Readers give nod to Edwards

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Bush Goes into Campaign Mode

By on August 11, 2004 in Current Events with 0 Comments

The campaign for the nation’s leader is underway. George Bush spent time in Florida this week.

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