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IRS official apologizes for lavish $4M conference

An Internal Revenue Service official whose division staged a $4.1 million training conference and who starred as Mr. Spock in a "Star Trek" parody shown at the 2010 gathering conceded to Congress on Thursday that taxpayer dollars were wasted in the episode.

Tags: House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , oversight , conference spending , IRS scandal

Friday - 06/07/2013, 04:12am EDT

Analysis: Management reforms key to rebuilding IRS after scandal

The revelations of improper targeting of conservative groups by the Internal Revenue Service has so far been isolated to lower-level offices. But the former head of the IRS says an overall failure of leadership must be corrected if the embattled agency wants to rebuild its reputation. Mark Everson, head of the IRS under George W. Bush, told Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Emily Kopp President Barack Obama should appoint a permanent IRS commissioner.

Tags: IRS scandal , management , Danny Werfel , Mark Everson , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , Emily Kopp

Monday - 06/03/2013, 08:12pm EDT
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IRS disciplines 2 workers for free food at party

Tags: conference spending

Wednesday - 06/05/2013, 09:30pm EDT

IG: IRS violated few policies in spending millions on conferences

The Internal Revenue Service held 225 employee conferences between 2010 and 2012, at a total cost of $49 million, according to a new report from the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA). The report also revealed the embattled agency used funding originally slated to hire front-line employees to foot most of the bill for a $4.1 million conference held in Anaheim, Calif., in 2010.

Tags: management , oversight , TIGTA , conference spending , Jack Moore

Tuesday - 06/04/2013, 06:21pm EDT

Sequestration: World's dullest soap opera?

Welcome to sequestration, which is currently the world's longest-running interactive game show starring you, your granny, and all your friends and neighbors, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. The question is: Are you having fun yet?

Tags: Mike Causey , Federal Report , workforce , sequestration , furloughs

Tuesday - 06/04/2013, 02:00am EDT

Todd Grams to return to IRS as chief of staff

Acting Commissioner Danny Werfel requested Grams come back to the IRS for a third stint and leave his current role as the executive-in-charge in the Office of Management and chief financial officer at the Veterans Affairs Department.

Tags: VA , Todd Grams , people , Jason Miller

Monday - 06/03/2013, 06:33pm EDT

IRS names new chief risk officer in wake of Tea Party scandal

The Internal Revenue Service named David Fisher as its new chief risk officer on Tuesday.

Tags: David Fisher , Danny Werfel , GAO , people

Tuesday - 05/28/2013, 07:30pm EDT

5 percent of federal workforce to be furloughed Friday

The Department of Housing and Urban Development, Internal Revenue Service, Office of Management and Budget and the Environmental Protection Agency will all shut down Friday because of widespread employee furloughs giving feds a four-day holiday weekend. The Labor and Interior Departments also are telling employees to stay home.

Tags: workforce , furloughs , sequestration , OMB , HUD , EPA , Labor , Interior , Jason Miller

Thursday - 05/23/2013, 05:40pm EDT
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