Ian Smith

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

GSA Increases Mileage Rates for 2019

By on February 5, 2019 in Agency News with 0 Comments
GSA Increases Mileage Rates for 2019

Federal employees who use their personal vehicles for work will be pleased to see that mileage reimbursement rates are higher in 2019.

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Bill Would Withhold Pay for Congress, President During Shutdowns

By on February 5, 2019 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Bill Would Withhold Pay for Congress, President During Shutdowns

Legislation has been introduced to withhold pay for Congress, the president and vice president in the event of government shutdowns.

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Legislation Would Give Back Pay to Federal Contractors

By on February 4, 2019 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Legislation Would Give Back Pay to Federal Contractors

Recently introduced legislation would give back pay to federal contractors for the recent shutdown.

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Legislation Would Give Federal Employees 7 Additional Paid Holidays

By on February 1, 2019 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Legislation Would Give Federal Employees 7 Additional Paid Holidays

A bill that would give several additional paid leave days to federal employees has recently gained notoriety because of a debate sparked in the Senate this week.

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Push in Congress to Permanently End Government Shutdowns

By on January 31, 2019 in Current Events with 0 Comments
Push in Congress to Permanently End Government Shutdowns

Another bill has been introduced with the intent of bringing a permanent end to government shutdowns.

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Pay Raise Legislation Passes House

By on January 30, 2019 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Pay Raise Legislation Passes House

Legislation to give federal employees a pay raise in 2019 has passed the House.

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Bill Would Give Federal Employees Back Pay Plus Interest

By on January 30, 2019 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Bill Would Give Federal Employees Back Pay Plus Interest

Legislation has recently been introduced to pay federal employees back pay plus interest for the recent shutdown.

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Pay Raise Bill Introduced in the Senate

By on January 30, 2019 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Pay Raise Bill Introduced in the Senate

Companion legislation for a pay raise in 2019 has been introduced in the Senate.

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Most Federal Employees Will Have Back Pay by End of January

By on January 29, 2019 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Most Federal Employees Will Have Back Pay by End of January

Most federal employees should have their full back pay by the end of the month according to OPM.

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Legislation Reintroduced to Provide Appeal Rights to Postal Employees

By on January 29, 2019 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Legislation Reintroduced to Provide Appeal Rights to Postal Employees

Legislation has been reintroduced to extend MSPB appeal rights to some Postal employees.

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