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

Feds See Requirement to Reduce Expenses But They Can Be Cut Say Readers

March 9, 2003 12:00 AM

Feds say expenses can be cut in agencies

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Are You a “Bull” or a “Bear?” Your TSP Needs to Know

March 6, 2003 12:00 AM

Should TSP investors move out of stocks to preserve their retirement funds? This article examines the primary arguments.

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TSP Stock Funds Continue Their Losing Ways

March 5, 2003 12:00 AM

The official return rates for TSP investors are now out. Here are the results.

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Armed Forces Tax Fairness Act of 2003

March 4, 2003 12:00 AM

This bill would provide several new items of interest to military personnel and certain federal employees.

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Fedsmith poll: Can your agency absorb budget cuts?

March 3, 2003 12:00 AM

Can your agency absorb cuts to help with the budget deficit if required to do so? If it can, where would these cuts come from?

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Stocks Down (again) in February?Your TSP Stock Investments Will Follow

March 2, 2003 12:00 AM

Stock funds in the TSP are down in February

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FedSmith Poll: 85 percent think terror likely to occur in U.S

February 26, 2003 12:00 AM

High percentage of respondents think an act of terror is “definite” or “likely” but most aren’t doing much about it.

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Using Interviews Effectively: Advice from the MSPB

February 23, 2003 12:00 AM

MSPB has issued a report entitled “The Federal Selection Interview: Unrealized Potential” that is available for downloading.

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VA in Phoenix has five national award winners

February 20, 2003 12:00 AM

Five employees from the VA in Phoenix have been recognized for their significant accomplishments in the past year.

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Thrift Savings Plan Funds May Be Used to Avoid Government Default

February 19, 2003 12:00 AM

The TSP G fund will be used as one way to help the government remain solvent until a new debt ceiling is passed.

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