Ian Smith

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

Despite Recent Controversy, Consulting Firm Recommends TSP Stay the Course on I Fund Change

By on November 6, 2019 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Despite Recent Controversy, Consulting Firm Recommends TSP Stay the Course on I Fund Change

Despite some controversy, a consulting firm is reaffirming its recommendation that the TSP switch the benchmark index for the I Fund.

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2020 TSP Contribution Limits Announced

By on November 6, 2019 in Retirement with 0 Comments
2020 TSP Contribution Limits Announced

The IRS has announced the 2020 contribution limits for the TSP and IRAs.

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OPM’s Retirement Backlog Reverses Course in October

By on November 5, 2019 in Retirement with 0 Comments
OPM’s Retirement Backlog Reverses Course in October

Despite a small decline in September, OPM’s retirement backlog did a full reversal in October.

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TSP Says Two Factor Authentication Becoming Mandatory Next Month

By on November 5, 2019 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
TSP Says Two Factor Authentication Becoming Mandatory Next Month

The TSP is making two factor authentication mandatory for plan participation to access their accounts starting in December.

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USDA Signs Lease for Relocating Two of its Agencies

By on November 4, 2019 in Agency News with 0 Comments
USDA Signs Lease for Relocating Two of its Agencies

USDA has signed a lease for permanent office space to make the move of two of its agencies to Missouri one step closer to becoming a reality.

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OPM Proposes Eliminating Some Occupational Series

By on November 2, 2019 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
OPM Proposes Eliminating Some Occupational Series

OPM is proposing to eliminate some occupational series for various reasons and is seeking feedback on the proposal.

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Senator Wants to End Federal Agencies’ ‘Propaganda’

By on October 31, 2019 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Senator Wants to End Federal Agencies’ ‘Propaganda’

One Senator says it’s time for federal agencies to stop using taxpayer funds on their PR campaigns.

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Important Changes Coming for Some FEHB Plans in 2020

By on October 30, 2019 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Important Changes Coming for Some FEHB Plans in 2020

Changes are coming to some FEHB plans in 2020 and can impact federal employees utilizing those plans.

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AFGE Responds to Sexual Harassment Allegations Against its National President

By on October 29, 2019 in Current Events with 0 Comments
AFGE Responds to Sexual Harassment Allegations Against its National President

AFGE has issued a public statement in response to sexual harassment allegations made against its national president, J. David Cox.

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Renewed Effort to Pay Bonuses to Federal Employees Who Report Wasteful Spending

By on October 28, 2019 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Renewed Effort to Pay Bonuses to Federal Employees Who Report Wasteful Spending

Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) wants to pay bonuses to federal employees who report wasteful spending.

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