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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Trump Proposes Cutting EPA Budget by 25%

By on March 3, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Trump Proposes Cutting EPA Budget by 25%

The Trump administration’s 2018 budget proposal would cut the EPA’s overall budget by 25% as well as make reductions to the agency’s workforce.

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Legislation Reintroduced in Congress to Make It Easier to Fire VA Employees

By on March 3, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Legislation Reintroduced in Congress to Make It Easier to Fire VA Employees

Legislation has been reintroduced in Congress to make it easier to fire VA employees for misconduct or poor performance.

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Trump’s Budget Proposal Boosts Defense Spending While Cutting Federal Agency Budgets

By on February 27, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments

Under the details just released about President Trump’s budget proposal, defense spending would be increased while making cuts at other federal agencies.

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Is a Law Needed to Prevent Federal Employees From Watching Porn at Work?

By on February 27, 2017 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Is a Law Needed to Prevent Federal Employees From Watching Porn at Work?

Is legislation necessary to prohibit federal employees from watching porn at work? A recent investigation shows that the problem may be more widespread than one might realize.

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DHS Seeking Bids for Building a Border Wall

By on February 25, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
DHS Seeking Bids for Building a Border Wall

Customs and Border Protection is seeking preliminary proposals for contractors to build several “prototype wall structures” around the U.S./Mexico border.

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NASA Announces Discovery of New Solar System Possibly Capable of Supporting Life

By on February 23, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments

NASA has announced the discovery of a new solar system of planets that appear to be capable of supporting life as we know it here on Earth.

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Trump Administration to Revoke Federal Transgender Bathroom Guidance for Public Schools

By on February 22, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Trump Administration to Revoke Federal Transgender Bathroom Guidance for Public Schools

The Trump administration has revoked guidelines issued by federal agencies under the Obama administration which instructed public schools to allow transgender students to use their preferred restroom facilities.

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Legislation Would Provide Enhanced Retirement Benefits for Nearly 30k Law Enforcement Officers

By on February 22, 2017 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Legislation Would Provide Enhanced Retirement Benefits for Nearly 30k Law Enforcement Officers

Recently introduced legislation would provide enhanced retirement benefits for certain federal law enforcement officers.

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Which HHS Positions Are Exempt From the Hiring Freeze?

By on February 22, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments

A memo from the Department of Health and Human Services provides guidance on which occupations at the agency are exempt from the hiring freeze.

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Legislation Would Extend Appeal Rights to Some Postal Employees

By on February 21, 2017 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Legislation Would Extend Appeal Rights to Some Postal Employees

Legislation has been introduced in Congress to extend MSPB appeal rights to approximately 7,500 Postal Service employees.

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