Ian Smith

Ian Smith is one of the co-founders of FedSmith.com. He enjoys writing about current topics that affect the federal workforce. Ian also has a background in web development and does the technical work for the FedSmith.com web site and its sibling sites.

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House Committee Wants to Ensure President Trump Isn’t Deleting His Tweets

By on March 10, 2017 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
House Committee Wants to Ensure President Trump Isn’t Deleting His Tweets

A House Committee wants to ensure that President Trump isn’t in violation of the Presidential Records Act by deleting tweets sent from his Twitter accounts.

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Legislation Banning Feds From Watching Porn at Work Takes Another Step Forward

By on March 9, 2017 in Human Resources with 0 Comments

Legislation that would prohibit federal employees from watching pornography while at work has taken another step forward in the road to becoming law.

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House Committee Wants to Know if Federal Employees Are Skirting FOIA Laws

By on March 9, 2017 in Agency News, Human Resources with 0 Comments
House Committee Wants to Know if Federal Employees Are Skirting FOIA Laws

The House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform sent a letter to numerous agencies seeking information on employees who are using methods of communication outside of normal government channels.

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OPM Announces Cancellation of 21 Occupations

By on March 8, 2017 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
OPM Announces Cancellation of 21 Occupations

OPM has announced that 21 occupational series will be cancelled and reclassified due to having too few federal employees within them.

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Trump Administration Proposes Cutting Coast Guard, TSA Budgets to Strengthen Border Security

By on March 8, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Trump Administration Proposes Cutting Coast Guard, TSA Budgets to Strengthen Border Security

The Trump Administration has proposed cuts to several national defense agencies to raise funds for building a border wall and cracking down on illegal immigration.

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Renewed Effort in Congress to Provide Lactation Facilities for Agency Visitors

By on March 7, 2017 in Current Events with 0 Comments
Renewed Effort in Congress to Provide Lactation Facilities for Agency Visitors

Legislation recently passed the House in a renewed effort to provide private lactation spaces in federal buildings for visitors.

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TSA Pat-Downs Are About to Get Even More Personal

By on March 7, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments

The TSA has announced new pat-down procedures that air travelers are likely going to find are much more personal than what they experienced before.

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OPM’s Retirement Applications Backlog Inches Higher in February

By on March 6, 2017 in Retirement with 0 Comments
OPM’s Retirement Applications Backlog Inches Higher in February

The outstanding backlog of retirement applications at OPM edged higher in February. Here are the latest statistics.

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Legislation Would Provide a COLA to Veterans

By on March 6, 2017 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Legislation Would Provide a COLA to Veterans

A pair of bills recently introduced in the House would provide an automatic cost of living adjustment for benefits provided to military veterans and their families.

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Trump Administration Seeks to Cut NOAA Budget by 17%

By on March 4, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Trump Administration Seeks to Cut NOAA Budget by 17%

The White House budget proposal for FY 2018 includes an overall 17% cut to the budget of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

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