Ian Smith

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

WEP Repeal Bill Introduced

By on July 26, 2019 in Retirement with 0 Comments
WEP Repeal Bill Introduced

Legislation has been introduced to repeal the Windfall Elimination Provision.

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Senators Don’t Want Federal Agencies Collecting Citizenship Data

By on July 25, 2019 in Current Events with 0 Comments
Senators Don’t Want Federal Agencies Collecting Citizenship Data

A group of Senators are threatening to withhold funds in an effort to stop federal agencies from providing citizenship data to the Commerce Department.

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Stop Improper Federal Bonuses Act Advances in Senate

By on July 25, 2019 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Stop Improper Federal Bonuses Act Advances in Senate

Legislation that would ban bonuses for federal employees for conduct violations has moved forward in the Senate.

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TSP Changing its Methodology for Making Catch-Up Contributions

By on July 24, 2019 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
TSP Changing its Methodology for Making Catch-Up Contributions

The TSP has announced an upcoming change to its methodology for handling catch-up contributions.

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Another Bill Would Make Sex Offenders Ineligible for Federal Pensions

By on July 23, 2019 in Retirement with 0 Comments
Another Bill Would Make Sex Offenders Ineligible for Federal Pensions

Legislation has been introduced in the House that would bar individuals convicted of sexual abuse of children from receiving federal pensions.

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Connecticut Woman Sentenced for Stealing Federal Annuity Benefits

By on July 22, 2019 in Court Cases with 0 Comments
Connecticut Woman Sentenced for Stealing Federal Annuity Benefits

A Connecticut woman was recently sentenced in court for stealing her dead mother’s Postal annuity benefits.

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Should Smoking Be Allowed at the VA?

By on July 20, 2019 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Should Smoking Be Allowed at the VA?

Legislation has been introduced to prohibit smoking at VA facilities.

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Bill Reintroduced to Ban Bonuses for Some Federal Employees

By on July 18, 2019 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Bill Reintroduced to Ban Bonuses for Some Federal Employees

Legislation has been reintroduced in the Senate that would ban bonuses from being paid to federal employees for conduct violations.

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Former CBP Officer Pleads Guilty to Running Illegal Firearms Business

By on July 18, 2019 in Court Cases with 0 Comments
Former CBP Officer Pleads Guilty to Running Illegal Firearms Business

A former CBP officer has pleaded guilty to running an illegal gun business, tax evasion and making false statements to gain a security clearance.

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OPM Suggests Teleworking to Beat the Summer Heat

By on July 17, 2019 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
OPM Suggests Teleworking to Beat the Summer Heat

The Washington, DC area is under a heat advisory, and OPM is reminding agencies of workplace flexibilities to help employees beat the heat.

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