Ian Smith

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

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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OPM's USAJobs Web Site – New and MUCH Improved!

By on August 10, 2003 in Current Events with 0 Comments

The redesigned USAJobs web site is attractive and user friendly and offers users better features and more content.

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Getting a Government Job – A Second Look

By on November 30, 2002 in Human Resources with 0 Comments

Our readers provided us with insightful feedback in response to a recent article on getting a government job. It seems many federal employees agree that the federal hiring system is in need of reform.

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Getting a Government Job – It May Not Be as Easy as you Think

By on November 12, 2002 in Human Resources with 0 Comments

While the government has been taking steps in the right direction to recruit new applicants, the application process still falls short in several areas. This is the story of one applicant’s experience with the federal job search.

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