Ian Smith

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

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Federal Employees Can Now Officially Use Uber for Travel

By on May 18, 2017 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Federal Employees Can Now Officially Use Uber for Travel

Federal employees who travel for work can now officially be reimbursed for using ride sharing services under a new law that was just passed this week.

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Should a Portion of the FAA Be Privatized?

By on May 18, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments

The House Transportation Committee recently held a hearing to debate the possibility of privatizing a portion of the nation’s air traffic control system.

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Legislation Pushes Back Against DOJ’s New Prosecuting Guidelines

By on May 17, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Legislation Pushes Back Against DOJ’s New Prosecuting Guidelines

New legislation introduced in Congress is pushing back against a recently issued directive from the Justice Department to pursue the most serious charges possible against most criminal suspects.

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Chaffetz Willing to Subpoena to Get Comey Memos

By on May 17, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Chaffetz Willing to Subpoena to Get Comey Memos

Congressman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) has asked the FBI to provide copies of memos that allegedly were written by former FBI director James Comey documenting conversations he had with President Trump.

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Senators Want to Improve Agencies’ Customer Service Focus

By on May 13, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Senators Want to Improve Agencies’ Customer Service Focus

Legislation has been introduced in the Senate designed to simplify the process for federal agencies to solicit voluntary feedback from their customers.

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Social Security Announces the Top Baby Names of 2016

By on May 13, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Social Security Announces the Top Baby Names of 2016

The Social Security Administration has provided the list of the most popular names for boys and girls born in 2016.

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Census Director Abruptly Resigns

By on May 12, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Census Director Abruptly Resigns

The director of the Census Bureau has announced his resignation at a time when the agency is facing budget struggles.

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Sessions Sets New Prosecutorial Guidelines for Justice Department

By on May 12, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Sessions Sets New Prosecutorial Guidelines for Justice Department

Attorney General Jeff Sessions issued a memo establishing new prosecuting guidelines for the Justice Department and the types of crimes it pursues.

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Trump Issues Executive Order to Bolster Agency Cybersecurity Procedures

By on May 11, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Trump Issues Executive Order to Bolster Agency Cybersecurity Procedures

President Trump has issued an executive order that will hold heads of federal agencies accountable for implementing IT risk management procedures.

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Comey Sends Farewell Letter to FBI Employees

By on May 11, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Comey Sends Farewell Letter to FBI Employees

Former FBI director James Comey sent a letter to select FBI staff bidding his farewell and honoring their service.

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