Ian Smith

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

Commission Fails to Get Votes to Move Deficit Recommendations to Congress

December 3, 2010 12:09 PM

The National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform members failed to get the number of votes needed to send the deficit reduction plan they released earlier in the week to Congress for a vote.

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Commission Proposes ‘High-Three’ to ‘High-Five’ for Retirement, Pay Freeze and Changes to FEHB for Federal Employees

December 1, 2010 11:40 AM

The National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform has issued its report on ways to reduce the deficit and federal spending. Here are some of the key points in the report that are likely to be of most interest to readers.

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How Much Money Do White House Staff Members Earn?

November 29, 2010 3:58 PM

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

November 29, 2010 10:09 AM

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

November 23, 2010 7:05 AM

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

November 11, 2010 8:41 PM

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

September 7, 2010 6:34 AM

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

April 22, 2009 8:37 AM

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?

December 28, 2008 7:25 PM

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

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Show Me the Money!

December 23, 2005 12:01 PM

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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