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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Will I Get Paid in the Event of a Shutdown?

By on August 29, 2017 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Will I Get Paid in the Event of a Shutdown?

The possibility of a government shutdown has been put on the table. What does this mean for your paycheck?

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SSA Warns Americans to Be Wary of Scams

By on August 29, 2017 in Retirement with 0 Comments
SSA Warns Americans to Be Wary of Scams

The Social Security Administration is warning Americans to remain vigilant about ongoing scams targeting Social Security benefits.

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IG to Look at EPA Administrator’s Travel to Oklahoma

By on August 28, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
IG to Look at EPA Administrator’s Travel to Oklahoma

The EPA Inspector General announced that it is going to take a closer look at the agency administrator’s travel to his home state of Oklahoma.

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VA Psychiatrist Had Inappropriate Sexual Contact with His Patient

By on August 25, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
VA Psychiatrist Had Inappropriate Sexual Contact with His Patient

A VA psychiatrist faces up to 20 years in prison after pleading guilty to witness tampering after having a sexual relationship with a female patient.

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Lawmakers Take a Closer Look at LWOP Use by Agencies

By on August 24, 2017 in Agency News, Human Resources with 0 Comments
Lawmakers Take a Closer Look at LWOP Use by Agencies

Two lawmakers are questioning agencies about their use of leave without pay to ensure it is being granted in a “politically neutral manner.”

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State Department Employee Shares a Hidden Message for Trump in His Resignation Letter

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

A federal employee with the State Department has given his resignation to President Trump along with a hidden message embedded in the letter.

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Traveling Federal Employees to Get Small Increase in Lodging Rates

By on August 23, 2017 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Traveling Federal Employees to Get Small Increase in Lodging Rates

GSA has announced the per diem rates for FY 2018 which go into effect in the fall.

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Millions in Improper Payments ‘Misdirected’ Through my Social Security Program

By on August 23, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Millions in Improper Payments ‘Misdirected’ Through my Social Security Program

An Inspector General report says that about $6 million in Social Security benefits were lost over a three year period through the my Social Security program.

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CBO Weighs In on Bill That Would Pay Bonuses to Federal Employees

By on August 21, 2017 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
CBO Weighs In on Bill That Would Pay Bonuses to Federal Employees

The CBO has issued its opinion on a bill that would pay bonuses to federal employees who report wasteful spending at their agencies.

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Some Agencies ‘Pretty Sure’ They Need to Run a RIF

By on August 18, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Some Agencies ‘Pretty Sure’ They Need to Run a RIF

Officials from OPM discussed agency progress on complying with an OMB directive and suggested RIFs may be forthcoming at some agencies.

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