Ralph R. Smith

Ralph Smith has several decades of experience working with federal human resources issues. He has written extensively on a full range of human resources topics in books and newsletters and is a co-founder of two companies and several newsletters on federal human resources. Follow Ralph on Twitter: @RalphSmith47

Using Government Software and Information to “Resist” Administration

By on September 20, 2018 in Agency News with 0 Comments

More videos have been released featuring federal employees explaining how they “resist” federal policies on behalf of the Democratic Socialists of America.

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Deep State? “It’s Impossible to Fire Federal Employees.”

By on September 19, 2018 in Agency News with 0 Comments

A video with a federal employee purportedly working as a “deep state” operative at the Department of State has been released.

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FLRA Boston Closure Announcement Coming in November

By on September 18, 2018 in Agency News with 0 Comments
FLRA Boston Closure Announcement Coming in November

The Federal Register notice of closing the Boston Regional Office of the FLRA is expected in November.

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Reforming Government Bill Introduced

By on September 17, 2018 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Reforming Government Bill Introduced

A bill to allow quicker passage of plans to reorganize government has been introduced in the House as a companion to one in the Senate.

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Largest COLA Increase Since 2012?

By on September 14, 2018 in Retirement with 0 Comments
Largest COLA Increase Since 2012?

The COLA payments starting in January 2019 will probably include the largest increase since 2012.

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“Climate Choice” and Your TSP Investments

By on September 13, 2018 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
“Climate Choice” and Your TSP Investments

An Oregon Senator wants to give federal employees a new TSP investment option as a way of fighting climate change.

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FLRA Closing Dallas Regional Office

By on September 13, 2018 in Agency News with 0 Comments
FLRA Closing Dallas Regional Office

The FLRA has announced it is closing its regional office in Dallas.

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IRS Wants to Help (Seriously)

By on September 12, 2018 in Agency News with 0 Comments
IRS Wants to Help (Seriously)

The tax law has changed and readers may be having too much or too little withheld. The IRS wants to help.

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Federal Employee Pay Raises and Inflation

By on September 10, 2018 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Federal Employee Pay Raises and Inflation

How do annual federal employee pay increases compare with the annual inflation rate? Here is a chart showing 23 years of data.

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$1 Million Payback and Prison for Retired Federal Employee

By on September 5, 2018 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
$1 Million Payback and Prison for Retired Federal Employee

A retired federal employee and a contractor receive prison time and are ordered to pay millions in restitution for their crimes against the government.

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