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IRS chief: No furloughs this year

The head of the Internal Revenue Service said the agency isn't planning any employee furloughs this year, even though Congress decided not to restore funding to the agency that had been lost due to the across-the-board sequestration cuts. IRS Commissioner John Koskinen said the budget crunch, though, would mean taxpayers will see a decline in services.

Tags: IRS , budget , Jack Moore

Friday - 01/31/2014, 05:00pm EST

Report: Budget, training cuts put IRS 'at risk'

In an annual report to Congress, the National Taxpayer Advocate, Nina Olson, wrote that the IRS faces "unstable and chronic underfunding that puts at risk the IRS's ability to meet its current responsibilities, much less articulate and achieve the necessary transformation to an effective, modern tax agency."

Tags: IRS , budget , Nina Olson , National Taxpayer Advocate , TIGTA , NTEU , Colleen Kelley , Jack Moore

Friday - 01/10/2014, 04:40pm EST

Congress OKs new IRS chief, ends turbulent year

Tags: IRS , people , Senate

Saturday - 12/21/2013, 11:00pm EST

IRS Chief of Staff Todd Grams retiring

Todd Grams, the chief of staff of the Internal Revenue Service, announced Friday he's retiring after 34 years of federal service, according to a note to staff obtained by Federal News Radio. Grams was named IRS chief of staff in June at the request of Acting Commissioner Danny Werfel in the wake of a leadership shakeup following revelations the agency had improperly targeted conservative groups for extra scrutiny.

Tags: IRS , people , Todd Grams , Danny Werfel , Jack Moore

Friday - 12/20/2013, 04:35pm EST

IRS nominee Koskinen pledges to turn around employee morale, pushes for budget increase

John Koskinen, President Barack Obama's pick to lead the embattled Internal Revenue Service, pledged to restore public trust in the agency following the recent uproar over revelations of purported political bias by IRS employees. Speaking before the Senate Finance Committee Tuesday morning, Koskinen also said he'd work to turn around the declining employee morale.

Tags: Senate , Senate Finance Committee , Max Baucus , Orrin Hatch , IRS , IRS scandal , employee morale , Jack Moore

Tuesday - 12/10/2013, 02:02pm EST

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: IRS , Francis Rose

Friday - 08/02/2013, 02:40pm 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 , people , IRS

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

Former OMB official weighs in on LightSquared broadband controversy

Both the Defense and Transportation Departments have asked the FCC to rescind its decision allowing a Virginia company to set up a national broadband network.

Tags: LightSquared , FCC , DoD , Transportation , GPS , broadband network , OMB , Federal Drive , Michael OConnell , technology

Monday - 01/23/2012, 12:49pm EST
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