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NTEU President Colleen Kelley to retire

Colleen Kelley will be stepping down after four terms as president of the National Treasury Employees Union.

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Wednesday - 03/04/2015, 12:08pm EST

Bob Tobias, Professor, Key Executive Leadership Programs

Congress has three main responsibilities as Board of Directors for the Executive Branch. It has to set lines of business for Congress, create agency programs, and evaluate agency performance. All of those responsibilities imply Congress should try to solve agency problems before they occur. Bob Tobias is professor of Key Executive Leadership Programs, American University, and former member of the Internal Revenue Service Oversight Board. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he told Federal News Radio's Jared Serbu Congress isn't proactive enough regarding the well being of your agency.

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Monday - 03/02/2015, 04:11pm EST
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David Powner, Director of IT Management Issues, GAO

The Internal Revenue Service is making technology investments to move away from some programs it says started during the Kennedy Administration. Congress repeatedly slashed and froze its budget over the past five years, so it's important for the IRS to know exactly how much its IT investments will cost. According to the Government Accountability office, that's not exactly the case today. David Powner is director of information technology management issues at the GAO. He shared three recommendations to improve how the IRS tracks its investments with Federal News Radio's Jared Serbu on In Depth with Francis Rose.

Tags: David Powner , GAO , Congress

Monday - 03/02/2015, 04:14pm EST
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Greg Kutz, Assistant Inspector General for Audit, TIGTA

The Internal Revenue Service has rehired hundreds of former employees with records including conduct problems, performance issues and even back taxes owed. Greg Kutz is assistant inspector general for audit (management services and exempt organizations) at the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he explained why TIGTA focused on the issue.

Tags: Greg Kutz , TIGTA , workforce , hiring , In Depth , oversight

Friday - 02/27/2015, 04:48pm EST
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Budget constraints set to fix IRS having opposite effect, experts say

The strict budget constraints placed on the Internal Revenue Service are crippling efforts to conduct the most basic levels of public service, said IRS Commissioner John Koskinen.

Tags: budget , John Koskinen , Hal Rogers , House , House Oversight and Goverment Reform Committee , National Taxpayer Advocate , Nina Olson , TIGTA , J. Russell George , Sean McCalley

Thursday - 02/26/2015, 05:38pm EST

James White, Director of Tax Issues, GAO

The IRS has a problem. It needs to send refund checks to law-abiding taxpayers in a timely fashion, while also looking out for identity thieves. A new report from the Government Accountability Office says one way to do that is to change the formula the agency uses to assess identity theft fraud. Last year, the IRS handed out $6 billion in fraudulent claims. James White, the director of tax issues at GAO, joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive with more on the report's findings.

Tags: James White , GAO , Federal Drive

Thursday - 02/26/2015, 09:23am EST
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IRS: Your chances of getting audited lowest in a decade

Budget cuts forced the IRS to reduce the number of tax audits last year to the lowest level in a decade, IRS Commissioner John Koskinen said Tuesday. And the number of audits could be even lower this year.

Tags: John Koskinen , audit , budget

Tuesday - 02/24/2015, 05:40pm EST

Dean Silverman, Former Senior Adviser to the Commissioner, IRS

"Test and learn" is a data analysis technique that more agencies are using to plow through the mountain of data they have to use. One agency that's already used it with success is the Internal Revenue Service. Dean Silverman is former senior adviser to the commissioner for compliance analytics initiatives at the Internal Revenue Service. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he defined "test and learn" and explained how the IRS uses it.

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Tuesday - 02/24/2015, 04:27pm EST
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IRS struggles to handle fraudulent tax returns under smaller budget

The IRS is in a bind to be both fast and accurate with this season's tax returns, and awards billions in fraudulent claims as a result. That's a problem that will only get worse unless Congress raises IRS' budget to allow for new hires, according to the National Treasury Employees Union.

Tags: budget , improper payments , Colleen Kelley , NTEU , tax returns , identity theft , workforce

Tuesday - 02/24/2015, 12:09pm EST
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