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.
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.