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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
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