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IRS Commissioner pushes Congress for mass-transit decision

In a letter to leaders in the House and Senate tax commitees, IRS Commissioner John Koskinen reminded Congress of the importance to make a firm decision on whether to extend a mass-transit subsidy before November.

Tags: IRS , transit subsidy , Ron Wyden , Orrin Hatch , Congress , Dave Camp , Sander Levin , workforce , jory heckman , benefits

Friday - 10/10/2014, 11:36am EDT

John Koskinen, Commissioner, IRS

John Koskinen, commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service, has now seen every one of the 25 largest IRS offices outside of D.C. in person. He says he took the trips to personally see every office and meet with leadership,employees and union leaders. In an exclusive interview at IRS headquarters, he tells In Depth with Francis Rose about his observations of employee morale. Read the related article

Tags: IRS , In Depth

Tuesday - 09/02/2014, 03:03pm EDT
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Koskinen: We're from the IRS and we're here to help

Commissioner John Koskinen came into the IRS amid a scandal in its tax-exempt division. Now he's working hard to convince Congress and the public that the agency is neutral and just wants to collect the money owed the government. But he'll need a bigger budget to do that right.

Tags: IRS , Emily Kopp , In Depth

Tuesday - 09/02/2014, 03:38am EDT
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John Koskinen, Commissioner, Internal Revenue Service

Six different investigations into the Exempt Organizations group at the Internal Revenue Service. Commissioner John Koskinen says the end of those investigations will let him concentrate on rebuilding the perception of the agency in the eyes of Congress and citizens. That, in turn, will help boost the morale of the work force at the agency. On In Depth with Francis Rose, Koskinen said some of the investigations will wrap up soon.

Tags: IRS , In Depth

Wednesday - 08/27/2014, 04:29pm EDT
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House bill raises tension with IRS, lowers funding

The House of Representatives passed a bill that would cut more than $300 million from last year's Internal Revenue Service budget. This adds to the tension between Congress and the IRS over lost emails.

Tags: IRS , workforce , budget , Congress , House of Representatives , Colleen Kelley , Lois Lerner , National Treasury Employees Union , Stephanie Wasko

Monday - 06/23/2014, 03:43pm EDT
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Expert says budget, employee reductions force agencies to rethink mission goals

With an employment drop over the past year, agencies must adopt a "less with less" mentality, according Bob Tobias, director of Key Executive Leadership Programs at American University. He says executives must be honest with Congress about their limited capabilities.

Tags: IRS , GAO , budget , workforce , management , Congress , Bob Tobias , Stephanie Wasko

Monday - 06/16/2014, 05:46pm EDT
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Good IRS customer service now a taxpayer right

The newly adopted "Taxpayer Bill of Rights" will help IRS employees provide better service to taxpayers and sends a "message to Congress."

Tags: IRS , Nina Olson , National Taxpayer Advocate , Stephanie Wasko

Tuesday - 06/10/2014, 04:14pm EDT

Former acting IRS chief says agency now on right track

The former acting chief of the Internal Revenue Service, who led the agency in the aftermath of the political-targeting scandal and who stepped down in December, says he believes the agency is on the right track. In an interview on on the Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Emily Kopp, Danny Werfel, who recently joined the Boston Consulting Group, cited strong leadership at the agency.

Tags: IRS , management , Danny Werfel , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , Emily Kopp , Jack Moore

Monday - 03/31/2014, 03:26pm EDT
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Under sequestration, IRS workforce declined by 6K

Under the squeeze of sequestration, the size of the Internal Revenue Service's workforce contracted by nearly 6,000 employees by the end of last year, according to new IRS data. At the end of fiscal 2013, the IRS workforce stood at 83,613 employees -- the fewest number in more than decade. That's also 5,938 fewer employees than the agency had on board at the end of fiscal 2012.

Tags: IRS , budget , workforce , Colleen Kelley , NTEU , Jack Moore

Monday - 03/24/2014, 12:57pm EDT

Bieber, Beyonce or buyout: What are your odds?

Given the choice, would you choose a date with Justin Bieber, an evening with Beyonce or a $25,000 buyout? Given the odds, chances are you will never have to make a choice, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. But be prepared...

Tags: workforce , Mike Causey , Federal Report , pay and benefits , buyouts , IRS ,

Friday - 02/28/2014, 02:00am EST
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