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Report: Citizen satisfaction with federal services slightly up in 2011

Satisfaction went up 2.3 percent in 2011, according to the American Customer Satisfaction Index released today by Foresee. The bump comes after a decrease of 4.8 percent between 2009 and 2010.

Thursday - 01/19/2012, 08:47am EST
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Mileage reimbursement rates for personal vehicles remains unchanged

Federal employees who use their own vehicles for official business will see no change in their reimbursement rates this year, according to a bulletin from the General Services Administration.

Monday - 01/16/2012, 03:26pm EST

Still time for feds to contribute to Roth IRA for tax benefit

Ed Zurndorfer, a registered employee benefit consultant, joined The Federal Drive with Tom Temin with tips on how to do it.

Friday - 01/13/2012, 12:41pm EST
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IRS buyouts — lightning strikes twice

The Internal Revenue Service has decided to offer a limited number of buyouts to many of the same employees who were asked if they would take $25,000 to retire last year. Other agencies are also making plans for limited, quick-decision buyouts.

Thursday - 01/12/2012, 02:03pm EST

Report: Shortchanging IRS budget hurts taxpayers

Congress is damaging the Internal Revenue Service by shortchanging its budget, making it harder for the agency to help taxpayers, detect fraud and bolster revenue collection even as budget deficits surge, a government watchdog said Wednesday.

Thursday - 01/12/2012, 08:43am EST

IRS audit knocks 14 percent off of $450 billion owed in upaid taxes

Following IRS audits and other enforcement efforts, non-compliance in 2006 shrank to 14 percent, which left the final amount of unpaid taxes at $385 billion.

Friday - 01/06/2012, 06:13pm EST

Avoid end-of-year tax traps

Registered employee benefit consultant Ed Zurndorfer has tips on charitable giving and capital assets to save money on your 2011 taxes.

Friday - 12/30/2011, 11:26am EST
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It's not too late to save money on your 2011 taxes

Registered benefit consultant Ed Zurndorfer offers up some last minute tax tips for 2011.

Friday - 12/16/2011, 11:32am EST
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GAO pushes for more oversight of interagency programs

The Government Accountability Office thinks Congress can play a greater role in improving federal agencies' coordination and performance. In a recent report, GAO recommended Congress use new powers under the Government Performance and Results Modernization Act of 2010 in its oversight, authorization and appropriations roles. The law emphasizes program achievements over processes.

Monday - 12/12/2011, 09:10pm EST
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NASA, IRS hit in international cyber hijacking

NASA and the Internal Revenue Service were among the victims of a crew of Internet bandits who devised an international scheme to hijack more than 4 million computers to generate at least $14 million in fraudulent advertising revenue, federal prosecutors said Wednesday.

Wednesday - 11/09/2011, 07:55pm EST

OMB wants 'single door' for vendors at each agency

Federal CIO Steven VanRoekel wants agencies to create vendor management organizations to centralize how contractors work with departments. So far, four agencies are piloting the vendor management organizations. VanRoekel, who also wants agencies to use investment review boards more for strategic goals, said the use of both tools "very much align with our priorities to do more with less."

Monday - 11/07/2011, 05:37am EST
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IRS to offer buyouts, early retirements

IRS will offer buyouts to employees who do not deal directly with taxpayer services. It's possible that a second round of buyouts will be offered to a wider range of employees.

Friday - 11/04/2011, 03:14pm EDT
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Repeal of contractor tax withholding is sign of economic times

Scott Amey, general counsel and contracting specialist at the Project for Government Oversight, says the mood in Washington is much different from five years ago when the law was first passed.

Friday - 10/28/2011, 07:06pm EDT
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Analysis: Costs of IRS cuts

Tom Shoop is editor-in-chief of Government Executive.

Tuesday - 10/18/2011, 05:25pm EDT
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IRS: Budget cuts would hurt service, raise deficit

Legislation that would trim hundreds of millions of dollars from the Internal Revenue Service budget would force significant cuts in the services it provides taxpayers and cost the government $4 billion annually in lost revenue, the agency warned Congress on Monday.

Monday - 10/17/2011, 06:01pm EDT

NTEU warns against the loss of IRS jobs, revenue

The union that represents IRS workers is ramping up a public campaign in hopes of convincing voters that the loss of 4,000 tax collectors and agents would be bad for government services that they depend on. Congressional appropriators have proposed cutting the division's budget by $450 million-to-$600 million.

Wednesday - 10/12/2011, 07:44pm EDT
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IG: Room for customer service improvement at IRS

J. Russell George, Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration, explains how IRS can improve its customer service.

Monday - 08/22/2011, 04:12pm EDT
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Analysis: What Bachmann's IRS experience means for her candidacy

Tom Shoop, editor-in-chief of Government Executive, analyzes how federal experience might guide Michele Bachmann's presidential candidacy.

Tuesday - 08/16/2011, 06:21pm EDT
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Will Congress cut the size of the federal workforce?

For a long time now, lawyers have been the dominant profession in the House and Senate. But, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says maybe we could use some more doctors and carpenters who understand the measure-twice-cut-once rule.

Wednesday - 07/06/2011, 02:01am EDT

GSA leaves mileage reimbursement unchanged

GSA will leave the standard mileage reimbursement at 51 cents for government travel, even though the IRS has raised its rate to 55.5 cents.

Tuesday - 07/05/2011, 06:00am EDT
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