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New Congress 'worst places to work' hotline: right idea, wrong question

Republican leadership in Congress needs a makeover of the way it oversees the executive branch if it expects different results, says In Depth host Francis Rose.

Tags: Francis Rose , Mark Meadows , Congress , Oversight , NIH , Secret Service , VA

Tuesday - 04/21/2015, 04:26am EDT

IRS should get spending in order before asking for larger budget, House says

The House Ways and Means Committee released a report taking issue with IRS management on matters previously raised by the Republican leadership in Congress -- tax-delinquent federal employees, paying bonuses to agency employees and use of official time during the workday.

Tags: budget , workforce , management , House , Congress , Paul Ryan , John Koskinen

Thursday - 04/23/2015, 10:04am EDT

Senators question Treasury's transparency of its IT projects

Two key Senate lawmakers are questioning the Treasury Department's inconsistencies in reporting the health of its major technology projects.

Tags: technology , Oversight , Treasury , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee , IT Dashboard , Sonny Bhagowalia , Ron Johnson , Tom Carper , Terry Milholland , GAO , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 04/22/2015, 09:30am EDT

Hawkings: Plenty of good signs in Congress budget discussions

House appropriations committees are trying to balance the 2016 budget by taking a little bit of money from some agencies and giving it to others. The IRS and the Education Department are two agencies that could see some of their funding transferred to places like the departments of Justice and Transportation. David Hawkings is Senior Editor of Roll Call. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he tracked the money as the House appropriators do some budget math.

Tags: David Hawkings , Roll Call , Congress , Education Department

Monday - 04/20/2015, 04:30pm EDT
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Taxpayer advocate slams IRS service as 'officially worst' since 2001

Internal Revenue Service faced a tough day on Capitol Hill Wednesday, with a spate of new bills passed and IRS Commissioner John Koskinen testifying before Congress.

Tags: taxpayer advocate , Congress , Nina Olson , Tax Day , customer service , budget , tax delinquent , workforce , John Koskinen , Emily Kopp

Wednesday - 04/15/2015, 06:21pm EDT

Fed tax deadbeats. Off with their W-2s!!!

Congress has been making a lot of noise about targeting tax deadbeats in the federal workforce. But what about those tax delinquents in their own ranks or White House staffers? asks Senior Correspondent Mike Causey.

Tags: Mike Causey , Mike Causeys Federal Report , workforce , Congress

Thursday - 04/16/2015, 03:00am EDT

For better government, consolidate DoD bases, health care programs

On the road to better, more cost-effective government, Congress will have to consider consolidating military health care and ramping up tax enforcement at the Internal Revenue Service, the comptroller general says.

Tags: GAO , Gene Dodaro , Congress , DoD , Oversight

Tuesday - 04/14/2015, 09:35am EDT

IRS Commissioner questions congressional double-edged sword

IRS Commissioner John Koskinen said there is a disconnect in Congress as lawmakers continue to give the bureau more responsibility yet reduce its budget. He said he has a plan for the IRS to modernize its online services despite its budget challenges.

Tags: management , budget , Congress , John Koskinen , technology , Citizen services , Brookings Institution , Jason Miller , Rosemary Marcuss , tax

Friday - 04/10/2015, 04:12am EDT

Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

IRS Commissioner John Koskinen continues his public persuasion tour to get Congress to better fund his agency. His latest stop: The Brookings Institution. There, Koskinen talks about the growing disconnect on Capitol Hill. He says many members want to give the IRS more responsibilities while also cutting its funding. Federal News Radio's executive editor Jason Miller joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to discuss how Koskinen is dealing with the conflicting messages from lawmakers.

Tags: Jason Miller , John Koskinen , Brookings Institution , budget , workforce

Friday - 04/10/2015, 09:30am EDT
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