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Mike Causey, Senior Correspondent, Federal News Radio

IRS Commissioner John Koskinen expects about half of the taxpayers who call the agency this tax season for help to not reach anyone. He says budget cuts and workforce reductions make good customer service impossible at the IRS. Federal News Radio Senior Correspondent Mike Causey tells In Depth with Francis Rose that as bad as that sounds, it's actually worse.

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Friday - 12/19/2014, 04:37pm EST
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IRS imposes hiring freeze, eliminates overtime to deal with budget cuts

Budget cuts are forcing the IRS to impose a hiring freeze, except for emergencies, and eliminate almost all overtime. Commissioner John Koskinen said the cuts could also delay tax refunds, reduce taxpayer services and hurt enforcement efforts.

Tags: John Koskinen , tax refund , budget , Congress , hiring freeze , Associated Press , overtime , workforce

Friday - 12/19/2014, 05:04am EST

Fake the IRS: Adopt Fido or Boots the Kitty before Dec. 31

If you've ever contemplated fiddling with your federal income taxes, 2014 may be the year to go for it, says Senior Correspondent Mike Causey.

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Friday - 12/19/2014, 02:00am EST

Judith Douglas, Hewlett-Packard

The National Academy of Public Administration has elected a new class of fellows to report to Congress on some of the most complex management and policy issues in government. One of those fellows is Judith Douglas, a former division director at the General Services Administration and former adviser for management operations, information systems design and modernization at the IRS. Now she's a client industry executive in the global government industry group at Hewlett-Packard. Douglas joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to discuss her career and induction into NAPA.

Tags: NAPA fellow , Judith Douglas , NAPA , management , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , business

Friday - 11/07/2014, 07:44am EST
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Alan Duncan, Assistant Inspector General, TIGTA

The Internal Revenue Service will miss its deadline to start using personal ID cards to get in and out of federal buildings. It was supposed to have the system ready by 2015 as part of Homeland Security Presidential Directive 12. Alan Duncan is assistant inspector general for security and information technology audits for the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he expained why the IRS will miss the deadline.

Tags: OIG , security , DHS , IT

Thursday - 11/06/2014, 04:52pm EST
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Jim Williams, Partner, Schambach & Williams Consulting

On the second day of our three-day series, The Missing Pieces of Procurement Reform, we're focusing on people and what improvements can be made to acquisition training and the workforce. Jim Williams is former acting commissioner at the General Services Administration and the top acquisition official at the IRS. Williams joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to discuss all things procurement and the current state of governmentwide acquisition vehicles.

Tags: Jim Williams , Tom Temin , Federal Drive , Schambach & Williams Consulting , Missing Pieces of Procurement Reform , GSA , acquisition workforce , acquisition

Wednesday - 10/15/2014, 02:30am EDT
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IRS Commissioner pushes Congress for mass-transit decision

In a letter to leaders in the House and Senate tax commitees, IRS Commissioner John Koskinen reminded Congress of the importance to make a firm decision on whether to extend a mass-transit subsidy before November.

Tags: John Koskinen , transit subsidy , Ron Wyden , Orrin Hatch , Congress , Dave Camp , Sander Levin , workforce , Jory Heckman , benefits

Friday - 10/10/2014, 11:36am EDT

Continuing resolution heads to President Obama for signature

The continuing resolution keeps government agencies open and funded until Dec. 11. At this point, Congress has not tried to use the legislation to block a 1 percent pay raise for federal employees in 2015.

Tags: Congress , SES , continuing resolution , Emily Kopp , House , budget

Wednesday - 09/17/2014, 10:47pm EDT

IRS' approach to big data focuses on business outcomes

The office of compliance analytics at the IRS uses information, tools and analysis to help mission offices solve problems. Dean Silverman, a senior adviser to the IRS commissioner, said his office is trying to use these tools and approaches to improve the agency's outcomes and to create a data-driven decision-making culture.

Tags: management , Dean Silverman , data analytics , improper payments , Jason Miller , exclusive

Wednesday - 09/17/2014, 04:16am EDT
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Bob Tobias, Professor, Key Executive Leadership Programs

The Internal Revenue Service has a hard number of how much money each of their revenue agents brings in for every dollar invested in their pay and benefits. But that's not possible for every agency or every job description. Bob Tobias is a professor in the Key Executive Leadership Program at American University. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he shared what he thinks the key is to put a dollar value on the work employees do.

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Thursday - 09/04/2014, 04:11pm EDT
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