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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Postal Service Mail Carrier Convicted in Stolen Identity Tax Refund Scheme

By on September 11, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Postal Service Mail Carrier Convicted in Stolen Identity Tax Refund Scheme

A Georgia letter carrier has been convicted for his role in a stolen identity tax refund scheme totaling over $2.5 million in fraudulent refund checks.

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OPM Wants You to Get a Flu Shot

By on September 10, 2017 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
OPM Wants You to Get a Flu Shot

It’s flu season, and the Office of Personnel Management is encouraging federal employees to get flu shots.

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DOJ Says It Won’t Prosecute Lois Lerner for IRS Targeting Scandal

By on September 9, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
DOJ Says It Won’t Prosecute Lois Lerner for IRS Targeting Scandal

The Justice Department said that it does not intend to prosecute Lois Lerner for her role in the IRS targeting scandal of Tea Party groups.

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CBP Announces Contract Awards for ‘Other Materials’ Border Wall Prototypes

By on September 8, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
CBP Announces Contract Awards for ‘Other Materials’ Border Wall Prototypes

Customs and Border Protection has announced awards of contracts to companies for constructing the “other materials” border wall prototypes.

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Bill Aims to Limit Agencies From Mailing Visible Social Security Numbers

By on September 7, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Bill Aims to Limit Agencies From Mailing Visible Social Security Numbers

Congress has passed legislation that would restrict the publication of Social Security numbers on federal documents that are sent through the mail.

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OPM’s Retirement Backlog Edges Slightly Higher in August

By on September 5, 2017 in Retirement with 0 Comments
OPM’s Retirement Backlog Edges Slightly Higher in August

OPM’s retirement backlog crept slightly higher in August and is higher than it was a year ago.

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Do Retired Federal Employees Still Get Their Annuities in a Shutdown?

By on September 4, 2017 in Retirement with 0 Comments
Do Retired Federal Employees Still Get Their Annuities in a Shutdown?

The possibility of a shutdown is again on the table. How would this impact retired federal employees?

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TSP Relaxes Hardship Withdrawal Rules to Help Hurricane Harvey Victims

By on September 1, 2017 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
TSP Relaxes Hardship Withdrawal Rules to Help Hurricane Harvey Victims

The TSP has announced temporary relaxation of its hardship withdrawal rules to help victims of Hurricane Harvey.

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CBP Announces Contract Awards for Concrete Border Wall Prototypes

By on September 1, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
CBP Announces Contract Awards for Concrete Border Wall Prototypes

Customs and Border Protection announced it has awarded contracts for construction of concrete border wall prototypes.

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House Oversight Committee Looking Into Postal Service Hatch Act Violation

By on September 1, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
House Oversight Committee Looking Into Postal Service Hatch Act Violation

The House Oversight Committee has taken an interest in the IG investigation that concluded the Postal Service violated the Hatch Act during the 2016 elections.

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