Chuck Rettig

Security personnel from the Department of Homeland Security's Federal Protective Service, watch the vicinity around the Alexandria Federal Court in Alexandria, Va., on day one of Paul Manafort's trial, Tuesday, July 31, 2018. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

House Dems want details from Federal Protective Service in wake of rising threats

The House Oversight and Reform Committee said it’s “extremely concerned” about growing threats against federal employees and visitors to federal…

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Charles Rettig

IRS backlog metrics ‘don’t translate’ into workforce efforts, commissioner says

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IRS gets $1B funding increase in draft FY 2023 bill from House appropriators

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IRS seeks to fast-track 4,000 hires to improve taxpayer experience

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On Capitol Hill, a deepening commitment to keep arms flowing to Ukraine

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What IRS office reentry plans mean for the rest of the federal workforce

As people return to the office, the IRS may be a good bellwether.

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IRS brings teleworking staff back to office in phased reentry starting in May

The National Treasury Employees Union confirmed Thursday that the IRS plans to bring bargaining unit employees back to the office in two phases, one on…

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FILE - This Jan. 28, 2021, file photo shows a stimulus check issued by the IRS to help combat the adverse economic effects of the COVID-19 outbreak is seen in San Antonio. President Joe Biden has proposed more than $3 trillion worth of revenue increases, primarily through higher taxes for corporations and the country's richest households as well as greater IRS enforcement that would target the wealthy. But key lawmakers voiced doubts this week about the size and possible impacts on the economy as congressional committees weighed the measures and a wide array of business groups sifted through the details to highlight what they oppose. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)

IRS plans to hire staff to tackle backlog faster, but struggles on competitive pay

The IRS expects new hiring authority will allow it to bring new employees onboard within 40 to 45 days, rather than several months, to deal with a major backlog of tax returns and correspondence.

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