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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Chaffetz Asks IG to Investigate Comey’s Firing

By on May 11, 2017 in Current Events with 0 Comments
Chaffetz Asks IG to Investigate Comey’s Firing

Congressman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) has asked the Justice Department’s Inspector General to investigate the circumstances surrounding James Comey’s firing.

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Postal Service Posts $562 Million Loss in Q2

By on May 10, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Postal Service Posts $562 Million Loss in Q2

The Postal Service reported a $562 million net loss in the second quarter of fiscal year 2017.

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Did the Trump Administration Require Some Federal Employees to Watch Fox News?

By on May 10, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Did the Trump Administration Require Some Federal Employees to Watch Fox News?

Did the Trump administration mandate an FDA facility keep its TVs tuned to Fox News? A recent tweet making this allegation led to a flurry of social media activity.

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Former IRS Revenue Officer Heading to Prison for Tax Evasion

By on May 10, 2017 in Court Cases with 0 Comments
Former IRS Revenue Officer Heading to Prison for Tax Evasion

A former IRS revenue officer has been sentenced to prison for tax evasion despite operating a business in which he helped clients deal with tax problems.

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Trump Fires FBI Director James Comey

By on May 9, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Trump Fires FBI Director James Comey

President Trump has fired FBI Director James Comey according to a statement released by the White House.

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Agencies and Employees Celebrating Public Service Recognition Week

By on May 8, 2017 in Current Events with 0 Comments

Public Service Recognition Week is held annually to honor public servants and their accomplishments. What does this occasion mean to you?

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This Federal Agency is Reportedly Being Targeted for a 95% Budget Cut

By on May 8, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
This Federal Agency is Reportedly Being Targeted for a 95% Budget Cut

The Office of National Drug Control Policy is reportedly facing the possibility of substantial budget cuts next fiscal year according to a recent draft memo.

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Trump Calls on Federal Employees to Help Make Government More Efficient

By on May 8, 2017 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Trump Calls on Federal Employees to Help Make Government More Efficient

President Trump has issued a proclamation for Public Service Recognition Week to honor the work of federal employees and to ask for their help in making government operate more efficiently.

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2017 Sammies Finalists Announced

By on May 7, 2017 in Current Events with 0 Comments

The 2017 Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medal finalists have been announced and will be honored as part of Public Service Recognition Week.

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Legislation Would Move TSA Employees to GS Pay System

By on May 7, 2017 in Agency News, Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Legislation Would Move TSA Employees to GS Pay System

Legislation recently reintroduced in the House would put TSA employees under the General Schedule pay system.

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