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IRS postpones Aug. 30 furlough day

IRS Acting Commissioner Danny Werfel announced to staff Wednesday the agency was postponing the agencywide furlough day scheduled for Aug. 30.

Tags: sequestration , furlough , Danny Werfel

Thursday - 08/08/2013, 04:10pm EDT

Who is John Koskinen?

John Koskinen was named as President Barack Obama's pick to lead the IRS. His ties to Washington, D.C. and public service go back many years.

Tags: John Koskinen , Francis Rose

Friday - 08/02/2013, 02:40pm EDT

House passes bills to halt bonuses, increase transparency of feds

The House passed the Stop Government Abuse Act Thursday by a vote of 239-176. The bill is part of a Republican legislative package aimed at slashing government waste and abuse.

Tags: Congress , pay and benefits , agencies , Lynn Jenkins , Eric Cantor , Jo Ann Emerson , Blake Farenthold , Tom Coburn , James Renacci , Peter Roskam , Tom Price , Oversight , Stop Government Abuse Week , Melissa Dawkins ,

Friday - 08/02/2013, 11:46am EDT

Obama picks restructuring expert Koskinen to take over IRS

President Barack Obama is nominating retired corporate restructuring expert John Koskinen to take over the Internal Revenue Service, which is under fire for its screening of political groups.

Tags: Barack Obama , John Koskinen , People ,

Thursday - 08/01/2013, 03:39pm EDT

GSA, Treasury officials decry House committee budget shortfalls

Top officials at the Treasury Department and the General Services Administration say budget cuts being considered by House lawmakers - and that have since adopted by the House Appropriations Committee - would erode their agencies' missions. In sharply divided vote mostly along partisan lines Wednesday, the committee approved the fiscal 2014 Financial Services and General Government appropriations bill.

Tags: Congress , House , Senate , House Appropriations Committee , budget , GSA , Nani Coloretti , Dan Tangherlini , appropriations , sequestration , Jack Moore

Thursday - 07/18/2013, 06:25pm EDT

Feds' silver lining stalked by dark cloud

All of a sudden, things are looking up. The IRS has canceled at least one planned furlough day and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has scrubbed round two of its tough furlough policy. So what's not to like? Some feds say the reason the silver lining is so bright is that it is framed by a very large, very dark cloud, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

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

Thursday - 07/18/2013, 02:00am EDT

Canceled furlough day welcome, but what about Aug. 30?

NTEU President Colleen M. Kelley applauded IRS' decision to cancel its July 22 furlough day, but she says that's not enough.
July 17, 2013

Tags: sequestration , furlough , Colleen Kelley , NTEU , Mike Causey , Your Turn ,

Wednesday - 07/17/2013, 06:24pm EDT
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IRS cancels 1 furlough day

The Internal Revenue Service is canceling one of its planned furlough days. In an email to staff obtained by Federal News Radio, acting IRS Commissioner Danny Werfel announced the agency is forgoing the scheduled furlough day on July 22.

Tags: sequestration , furloughs , Danny Werfel , NTEU , Colleen Kelley

Tuesday - 07/16/2013, 04:49pm EDT

Your sequestration vacation: Are we there yet?

Extended pay freeze. Furloughs. Can it get any worse? In a word: Yes! Check out Senior Correspondent Mike Causey's column for more.

Tags: Mike Causey , workforce , sequestration , furloughs ,

Tuesday - 07/16/2013, 02:00am EDT

House subcommittee approves 24 percent cut to IRS budget

The embattled Internal Revenue Service faces a 24 percent cut to its budget next year, under a spending plan introduced by the House Appropriations Committee Tuesday. The IRS funding was included in the committee's Financial Services and General Government Appropriations bill, which also includes funding for the Treasury Department, the General Services Administration and the Executive Office of the President. The subcommittee is set to mark up the proposal Wednesday.

Tags: House , GSA , budget , appropriations , House Appropriations Committee , Hal Rogers , NTEU , Colleen Kelley , Jack Moore

Tuesday - 07/09/2013, 08:35pm EDT
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