Ian Smith

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

Trump Sends Christmas Thank You Letter to Federal Employees

By on December 22, 2019 in Current Events with 0 Comments
Trump Sends Christmas Thank You Letter to Federal Employees

President Trump wrote a letter to federal employees thanking them for their service and informing them of new pay and leave benefits recently signed into law.

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OPM Issues Leave Guidance for Extra Christmas Holiday

By on December 18, 2019 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
OPM Issues Leave Guidance for Extra Christmas Holiday

OPM has issued leave guidance for the extra holiday at Christmas this year.

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Trump Gives Federal Employees Extra Day Off for Christmas

By on December 18, 2019 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Trump Gives Federal Employees Extra Day Off for Christmas

President Trump has issued an Executive Order giving most federal employees an extra day off on Christmas Eve this year.

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Proposal Would Change Calculation Rate of the TSP Annuity COLA

By on December 17, 2019 in Retirement with 0 Comments
Proposal Would Change Calculation Rate of the TSP Annuity COLA

The FRTIB has proposed a change to the rate used to calculate annual increases for TSP annuities.

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Which Agencies are the “Best Places to Work”?

By on December 17, 2019 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Which Agencies are the “Best Places to Work”?

Which agencies have been rated as the “best places to work” in the federal government this year?

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BLM Provides Options to Employees Impacted by Agency Relocation

By on December 15, 2019 in Agency News with 0 Comments
BLM Provides Options to Employees Impacted by Agency Relocation

BLM employees who were asked to relocate from the Washington office recently faced a decision deadline. The agency has detailed their remaining options.

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It Looks Like Federal Employees Will Get Paid Parental Leave After All

By on December 13, 2019 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
It Looks Like Federal Employees Will Get Paid Parental Leave After All

Despite past failed attempts, it appears that Congress is going to be successful in enacting a paid parental leave policy for federal employees.

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Legislation Reintroduced to Prevent Government Shutdowns

By on December 11, 2019 in Current Events with 0 Comments

Another bill has been introduced to end government shutdowns and help the federal employees who suffer from the effects.

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OPM’s Retirement Backlog Tops 18k in November

By on December 5, 2019 in Retirement with 0 Comments
OPM’s Retirement Backlog Tops 18k in November

The retirement backlog at OPM broke through the 18,000 mark in November.

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Deadline Rapidly Approaching for TSP Two-Step Authentication

By on December 5, 2019 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Deadline Rapidly Approaching for TSP Two-Step Authentication

Are you ready for the upcoming deadline for two-factor authentication on your TSP account?

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