Shows & Panels
- The 2014 Big Picture on Cyber Security
- AFCEA Answers
- Ask the CIO
- Connected Government
- Consolidating Mission-critical Systems
- Constituent Servicing
- The Data Privacy Imperative: Safeguarding Sensitive Data
- Eliminating the Pitfalls: Steps to Virtualization in Government
- Federal Executive Forum
- Federal Tech Talk
- Government Cloud Brokerage: Who, What, When, Where, Why?
- Government Mobility
- The Intersection: Where Technology Meets Transformation
- Maximizing ROI Through Data Center Consolidation
- Mobile Device Management
- The Modern Federal Threat Landscape
- Moving to the Cloud. What's the best approach for me
- Navigating Tough Choices in Government Cloud Computing
- Satellite Communications: Acquiring SATCOM in Tight Times
- Transformative Technology: Desktop Virtualization in Government
- Understanding the Intersection of Customer Service and Security in the Cloud
Shows & Panels
IRS to offer buyouts, early retirements
Friday - 11/4/2011, 3:14pm EDT
Federal News Radio
The IRS is the latest agency to offer buyouts and early retirements to its employees.
The buyouts will be offered to a "limited set of employees in positions that do not involve direct service or enforcement interactions with taxpayers," said IRS Commissioner Doug Shulman in a statement today.
He said the budget outlook for fiscal year 2012 is "challenging."
"We must reduce our workforce if our final budget is reduced by the amounts now being discussed in Congress," Shulman said.
More than 90 percent of the IRS budget is related to employee expenses, Shulman said.
Shulman added it's possible there will be a second round of buyouts to more employees, including those who work directly in taxpayer services.
Last month, the House Appropriations Committee approved a bill that would provide $11.5 billion for the agency in fiscal year 2012. That is $600 million less than it received last year and $1.8 billion less than President Obama's request. The Senate Appropriations Committee approve IRS funding at $11.7 billion.