FILE - In this Dec. 11, 2018 file photo, Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, speaks during the signing of an order withdrawing federal protections for countless waterways and wetlands, at EPA headquarters in Washington. Ernst says she turned down Donald Trump's request to run as his vice president in 2016 because of family concerns. Ernst made the claim in an affidavit in a divorce proceeding in October that was first reported by CityView, a Des Moines weekly newspaper. The filing was unsealed earlier this month after Ernst and her former husband of 25 years, Gail Ernst, settled their previously contentious divorce. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File)

New bill would allow agencies to fire employees found guilty of sexual assault

In today’s Federal Newscast, new legislation from Senator Joni Ernst (R-IA) would give agencies the authority to fire employees and contractors convicted…

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IRS looks to reverse ‘bad decision-making’ with updated management practices

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IRS chief: Even with bigger budget, tax agency won’t solve all its problems overnight

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Taxpayer Advocate: IRS needs more FY18 funding to ‘beef up’ services, outreach and education for taxpayers

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Review of hiring authorities, correctable errors part of GAO’s suggestions in reducing agency waste report

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Treasury, DOJ, DHS joining forces to fight phone scams

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Tougher security, more taxpayer transparency a ‘delicate balance’ at IRS

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Budget constraints set to fix IRS having opposite effect, experts say

The strict budget constraints placed on the Internal Revenue Service are crippling efforts to conduct the most basic levels of public service, said IRS…

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Post conference scandals, agencies struggle to find balance

OMB reported agencies avoided spending $3 billion on travel and conferences in 2013 as compared to 2010. Senate lawmakers are concerned how to ensure agencies…

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IRS struggling to tackle massive surge in identity theft

Faced with declining resources, the Internal Revenue Service has diverted resources from elsewhere inside the agency to try and head off skyrocketing cases of identity theft stemming from tax refunds.

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