Ian Smith

Ian Smith

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

L 2050 Fund Debuts in TSP

The TSP is unveiling a new fund in its family of Lifecycle funds: the L 2050 fund. The fund is designed for participants who will begin to withdraw their holdings after 2045 and replaces the now obsolete L 2010 fund.

Five-Year Pay Freeze for Federal Employees?

The Republican Study Committee released its recommendations for ways to cut government spending by up to $2.5 trillion over 10 years. Some of the proposed cuts, if enacted, would directly affect federal employees.

The Power of Discussion

The readers’ comments on articles and headlines are one of the most popular features on the FedSmith.com site. We have made changes to this feature to make the commenting process more interactive and encourage communication among our users.

It Pays to be President

The president’s annual salary hasn’t increased for several years, but there are a number of other benefits that come with the job.

TSA on X-Ray Machines: They’re Safe

There has been controversy surrounding the TSA’s use of body scanners in airport security, in part due to questions about the safety of radiation emitted from the machines. The TSA recently published some data on the radiation safety levels of their x-ray equipment.

President Obama Signs Telework Bill Into Law

HR 1722 was signed into law by President Obama Thursday afternoon. Also known as the Telework Enhancement Act, the bill aims to increase the work-at-home opportunities for federal employees.

Annual Pay Freeze for Congress? Done!

Many readers have been asking why members of Congress don’t freeze their own annual raises since federal employees are facing a potential pay freeze. It may make some readers feel better to know that Congress has already frozen its pay for FY 2011.

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