Ian Smith

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

Federal Employees Named in Debate Over Juneteenth Holiday

By on July 2, 2020 5:50 PM in Current Events with 0 Comments
Federal Employees Named in Debate Over Juneteenth Holiday

One Senator has specifically mentioned federal employees in a proposed compromise to make Juneteenth a federal holiday.

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Federal Employees Have a Limited Window to Make Mid-Year Changes to FSAFEDS Elections

By on July 1, 2020 4:00 PM in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Federal Employees Have a Limited Window to Make Mid-Year Changes to FSAFEDS Elections

Federal employees have a 60-day window to make mid-year changes to their elections under the FSAFEDS program.

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2020 Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey Coming Soon

By on June 29, 2020 2:06 PM in Human Resources with 0 Comments
2020 Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey Coming Soon

The 2020 Federal Employee viewpoint survey is coming soon and features some new questions this year.

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Will You Be Using the New L Funds?

By on June 28, 2020 10:27 AM in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Will You Be Using the New L Funds?

Do you plan to utilize the new L Funds when they take effect this week? Share your feedback in this short survey.

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Bills Would Require Publishing Agency Reopening Plans, Reimbursing Dependent Care Costs

By on June 26, 2020 8:23 AM in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Bills Would Require Publishing Agency Reopening Plans, Reimbursing Dependent Care Costs

Recently introduced legislation would require federal agencies to publish their reopening plans online to facilitate the safety of their employees.

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GAO Suggests Safe Practices for Returning Federal Employees to Offices

By on June 25, 2020 3:33 PM in Human Resources with 0 Comments
GAO Suggests Safe Practices for Returning Federal Employees to Offices

GAO has listed considerations it said agencies need to take to safely bring federal employees back to work in an office environment.

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Two Federal Employees Suspended Without Pay for Violating Hatch Act

By on June 24, 2020 3:16 PM in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Two Federal Employees Suspended Without Pay for Violating Hatch Act

Two federal employees have been suspended without pay for violating the Hatch Act while on duty.

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Man Pleads Guilty to Stealing Over $400k in Pension Benefits

By on June 20, 2020 11:37 AM in Court Cases with 0 Comments
Man Pleads Guilty to Stealing Over $400k in Pension Benefits

A Maryland man is facing prison time for spending his dead mother’s government pension payments.

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OPM Plans to ‘Streamline the Leave Restoration Process’ for Coronavirus

By on June 19, 2020 11:30 AM in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
OPM Plans to ‘Streamline the Leave Restoration Process’ for Coronavirus

OPM said it plans to issue regulations soon that would “streamline the leave restoration process” in certain situations for lost annual leave.

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Legislation Would Abolish Unnecessary Federal Agencies

By on June 17, 2020 2:33 PM in Current Events with 0 Comments
Legislation Would Abolish Unnecessary Federal Agencies

Legislation has been introduced to eliminate federal agencies which are determined to be unnecessary.

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