IRS Employees’ Extra Week of Vacation Has a Few Conditions

Condition 1: They won't be paid; Condition 2: Jesus, does it matter? They won't be paid.  

David Cay Johnston has the scoop:

The IRS told employees Friday that it will shut down entirely for five days because of the across-the-board spending cuts mandated by Congress.
 
All IRS employees received an email Friday that cited five dates and said: 
 
All public-facing operations will be closed on these dates, including our toll-free operations and Taxpayer Assistance Centers. Some mission-essential IT and security personnel, who maintain systems and building safety, may need to work on these furlough days, however they will be taking furlough days on alternative dates within those pay periods. Everyone is covered by this furlough, and that means everyone from the Acting Commissioner and executives to managers and employees.
The five definite days are May 24, June 14, July 5, July 22, and August 30, although DCJ reports that Colleen Kelley, the union president, said two more furlough days are possible. 
 
And just for grins — well, not really — some IRS employees are taking it to the streets: 
On Monday IRS workers in lower Manhattan plan a public protest to the cuts and what some of them say is pressure for the highest paid auditors, who make $150,000 annually, to leave the agency.
NBD. It's nothing a Deloitte hiring bonanza can't solve!
 
 

 

Latest Accounting Jobs--Apply Now:

Have something to add to this story? Give us a shout by email, Twitter, or text/call the tipline at 202-505-8885. As always, all tips are anonymous.

Comments are closed.

Related articles

Former and Current Alliantgroup Employees Speak Out About ‘Evil, Toxic, Emotionally Damaging Company’ (NEW UPDATE)

[Update to post originally published on May 25 with a fourth ex-Alliantgroup employee sharing their experience.] One thing I have learned since IRS Criminal Investigation and the Justice Department conducted a court-ordered raid of Alliantgroup’s Houston offices on May 20 is that there are A LOT of horror stories from ex-Ag employees about their experience working […]

The IRS Is Paying an Unwelcome Visit to Alliantgroup (NEW UPDATE) Experts Weigh In On Feds’ Raid of the ‘Blue A’

[UPDATE 13] Jonathan Curry of Tax Notes wrote an interesting article on June 16 about why federal authorities would conduct a court-ordered raid of an established company like Alliantgroup, and he talked to law professors and a tax lawyer about the legal ramifications of that particular action by the Justice Department and IRS Criminal Investigation. […]