Ian Smith

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

Connecticut Woman Sentenced for Stealing Federal Annuity Benefits

By on July 22, 2019 in Court Cases with 0 Comments
Connecticut Woman Sentenced for Stealing Federal Annuity Benefits

A Connecticut woman was recently sentenced in court for stealing her dead mother’s Postal annuity benefits.

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Should Smoking Be Allowed at the VA?

By on July 20, 2019 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Should Smoking Be Allowed at the VA?

Legislation has been introduced to prohibit smoking at VA facilities.

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Bill Reintroduced to Ban Bonuses for Some Federal Employees

By on July 18, 2019 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Bill Reintroduced to Ban Bonuses for Some Federal Employees

Legislation has been reintroduced in the Senate that would ban bonuses from being paid to federal employees for conduct violations.

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Former CBP Officer Pleads Guilty to Running Illegal Firearms Business

By on July 18, 2019 in Court Cases with 0 Comments
Former CBP Officer Pleads Guilty to Running Illegal Firearms Business

A former CBP officer has pleaded guilty to running an illegal gun business, tax evasion and making false statements to gain a security clearance.

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OPM Suggests Teleworking to Beat the Summer Heat

By on July 17, 2019 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
OPM Suggests Teleworking to Beat the Summer Heat

The Washington, DC area is under a heat advisory, and OPM is reminding agencies of workplace flexibilities to help employees beat the heat.

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Plans Announced to Relocate BLM Headquarters to Colorado

By on July 16, 2019 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Plans Announced to Relocate BLM Headquarters to Colorado

BLM will be moving its headquarters from Washington, DC to Colorado.

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OPM Issues New Guidance for Bonuses in FY 2020

By on July 16, 2019 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
OPM Issues New Guidance for Bonuses in FY 2020

OPM issued two memos with guidance on bonuses and performance standards in the upcoming fiscal year.

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Former Federal Employee Pleads Guilty to Stealing Over $40k from Government

By on July 16, 2019 in Court Cases with 0 Comments
Former Federal Employee Pleads Guilty to Stealing Over $40k from Government

A former federal employee with USAGM in Washington, DC recently pleaded guilty to forging documents to steal over $40,000 from the government.

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Norton Continues Push for Lifetime ID Theft Protection

By on July 14, 2019 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Norton Continues Push for Lifetime ID Theft Protection

One Congresswoman has been continuing efforts for several years now to give free lifetime identity theft protection to OPM data breach victims.

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Defense Spending Bill Passes House with Provisions for Federal Employees

By on July 12, 2019 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Defense Spending Bill Passes House with Provisions for Federal Employees

The House passed a defense spending bill that contains some provisions that would impact federal employees.

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