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.

Proposed Legislation Would Refund $6.9 Billion Postal Service Has Overpaid Into FERS

Reps. Elijah E. Cummings and Stephen Lynch have introduced legislation to address the Postal Service’s dismal financial situation by making numerous changes in an attempt to restore it to financial solvency. One of the provisions of the bill would be to refund the excess money the Postal Service has paid into the Federal Employee Retirement System.

Deficit Subcommittee Proposes Significant Cuts to Federal Employees’ Retirement

The minority staff of the Subcommittee on Oversight of Government Management, the Federal Workforce, and the District of Columbia recently released a report detailing more than $1.4 trillion in savings over 10 years in areas under its jurisdiction. While many of the proposed cuts are not new, some of them would significantly impact federal employees if they were to be enacted.

TSA: Children Still a Security Risk, Albeit a Smaller One

DHS announced earlier this week that revised security procedures will, in some cases, allow children 12 and under to avoid pat-downs and removing their shoes at security checkpoints. But the TSA said in a recent blog post that children could still be subjected to these things at the discretion of individual TSA officers based on a child’s appearance.

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