The IRS faces a three-pronged challenge: disbursing stimulus checks, extending the tax filing season to July 15 and carrying all of this out with about half of its employees working from home.
The House Appropriations Committee approved a fiscal 2020 spending bill provision that would restore the IRS’s streamlined critical pay authority until September 2023.
Now that the agency defends itself against more than a billion cyber attacks a year, Commissioner Chuck Rettig urged members of the Senate Finance Committee Wednesday for multi-year funds to modernize its hardware as well as its workforce, which hasn’t recovered from seven years of a hiring freeze.
Nearly 12,000 more federal employees retired in 2018 than the previous year. It may not be a “tsunami,” but the federal community has said it could be the start of a retirement wave.
Government shutdowns are the norm today, but it wasn’t always that way. A 1980 interpretation of the Antideficiency Act changed the way both the executive and legislative branches handled lapses in appropriations, and they haven’t looked back since.
As some agencies continue planning for a potential lapse in appropriations at the end of the week, a partial government shutdown may pose the biggest risk for employees’ holiday vacation plans.
President Donald Trump has announced his nomination of Charles Rettig to serve as IRS commissioner. after the previous IRS chief stepped down last November.
The Internal Revenue Service can do better, but the need for more money is inescapable.
Former IRS Commissioner John Koskinen, reflecting on his career, talks about his colleagues, as well as the rewards and satisfaction gleaned from his years in public service.
Two presidential administrations have called on John Koskinen to do tough jobs. He’s now retired for good.