Ian Smith

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

GAO Doesn’t Sound Wild About the OPM Reorg Plan

By on May 22, 2019 in Agency News with 0 Comments
GAO Doesn’t Sound Wild About the OPM Reorg Plan

A recent GAO report says that plans for carrying out the proposed reorganization of OPM are lacking so far.

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OPM Encourages Use of Telework During Metro Project

By on May 22, 2019 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
OPM Encourages Use of Telework During Metro Project

OPM is encouraging agencies to use workplace flexibilities in light of an upcoming Metro construction project.

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No Movement on Changing the $20 Bill

By on May 21, 2019 in Current Events with 0 Comments
No Movement on Changing the $20 Bill

The government previously approved changing the face of the $20 bill, but it appears that effort has waned after the 2016 election.

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When Does the TSP Modernization Act Go Into Effect?

By on May 17, 2019 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
When Does the TSP Modernization Act Go Into Effect?

FedSmith readers have been asking when the changes under the TSP Modernization Act go into effect. We now have an answer.

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EPA Rejects IG’s Suggestion to Recoup a Portion of Former Administrator’s Travel Costs

By on May 17, 2019 in Agency News with 0 Comments
EPA Rejects IG’s Suggestion to Recoup a Portion of Former Administrator’s Travel Costs

The EPA said it does not plan to recoup some of former administrator Scott Pruitt’s travel costs in response to the suggestion from its IG.

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Legislation Aims to Boost Americans’ Retirement Savings

By on May 15, 2019 in Retirement with 0 Comments
Legislation Aims to Boost Americans’ Retirement Savings

Many Americans do not save nearly enough for retirement. Two Senators want to change that.

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Should a Citizenship Question be on the Census?

By on May 15, 2019 in Current Events with 0 Comments
Should a Citizenship Question be on the Census?

The Supreme Court will settle a recent debate over the census that could fundamentally change the history of how it has been used in America.

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Should Federal Employees’ Bonuses and Pensions be Provided to the Public?

By on May 14, 2019 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Should Federal Employees’ Bonuses and Pensions be Provided to the Public?

One Congressman wants to make federal employees’ bonuses and pensions publicly available.

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USPS Loses $2.1 Billion in Q2 2019

By on May 10, 2019 in Agency News with 0 Comments
USPS Loses $2.1 Billion in Q2 2019

The Postal Service saw its net losses increase over last year according to its latest financial report.

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Addressing the ‘Crisis’ at the MSPB

By on May 9, 2019 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Addressing the ‘Crisis’ at the MSPB

A new bill would allow the MSPB to take action on certain matters even without a quorum.

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