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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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(AP Photo/Matt Rourke)FILE - This May 8, 2008, file photo shows blank checks on an idle press at the Philadelphia Regional Financial Center, which disburses payments on behalf of federal agencies in Philadelphia. Officials at the Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service said Friday, March 12, 2021 that processing the new round of stimulus payments has already begun, with the aim of having the first payments start showing up in bank accounts this weekend. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

SSA ‘aggressively worked’ to give IRS data to process 30M stimulus payments

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(AP Photo/Susan Walsh)FILE - In this photo March 22, 2013 file photo, the exterior of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) building in Washington. The IRS provided poor customer service during this year's tax filing season as taxpayers struggled with a rise in identity theft and complications related to President Barack Obama’s health law, a government watchdog said Wednesday. A new report by the National Taxpayer Advocate says the IRS has been hampered by budget cuts. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

IRS tackles ‘new ground’ juggling stimulus payments with extended filing season

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New bill would let military service members sue Pentagon for medical malpractice

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IRS watchdog: Options to extend filing season deadline ‘something that we’ve been thinking about’

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Proposals to reform IRS are on the way

In today’s Federal Newscast, Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee Kevin Brady (R-Texas) says there will be a bill next month to begin restructuring…

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FILE - In this June 4, 2013 file photo, Rep. Sam Johnson, R-Texas speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. He is one of four veteran Texas Republicans who are quitting Congress, meaning their state will be trading House seniority for newcomers who may be even more conservative.(AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)

Congress: Lack of leadership put SSA on ‘autopilot’ for too long

GAO report found SSA in violation of Federal Vacancies Reform Act after agency goes 5 years without appointed commissioner, or even a nominee.

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This Wednesday, May 20, 2015 photo shows server banks inside a data center at AEP headquarters in Columbus, Ohio. Like most big utilities, AEP's power plants, substations and other vital equipment are managed by a network that is separated from the company's business software with layers of authentication, and is not accessible via the Internet. Creating that separation, and making sure that separation is maintained, is among the most important things utilities can do to protect the grid's physical assets. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

After 25 years of talk, SSA says it has right plan to modernize its IT

The Social Security Administration has a new plan to modernize five major IT systems, to the tune of $300 million. SSA Chief Information Officer Robert Klopp said the agency could make headway on the plan within a year, as long as it gets the funding it needs from Congress. The House, however, is poised to cut SSA’s budget by $250 million this year.

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