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Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

By publicizing stories from IRS workers in the field, the National Treasury Employees Union (NTEU) is trying to change the minds of many in Congress and reverse the five-year trend of declining budgets. Federal News Radio's executive editor Jason Miller joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to explain how NTEU is making its case in the heart of tax filing season.

Tags: Jason Miller , IRS , budget , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , In Depth

Tuesday - 04/07/2015, 05:43am EDT
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NTEU to Congress: You can't starve the IRS

The National Treasury Employees Union is turning up the heat on Congress to increase IRS funding. The labor union is hearing about the impact of five years of budget cuts now that tax-filing season is in full swing, said NTEU President Colleen Kelley.

Tags: Colleen Kelley , IRS , Congress , Jason Miller , John Koskinen , Elijah Cummings

Tuesday - 04/07/2015, 04:09am EDT
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Rep. Chaffetz to try again to fire tax delinquent feds

Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) is expected to reintroduce a bill to make it easier for agencies to fire or not hire people with "serious" tax debt. But some lawmakers say the process the IRS uses may be a better option than legislation.

Tags: workforce , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , Jason Chaffetz , IRS , Mick Mulvaney , Maureen Gilman , pay and benefits , Tax delinquency , Pat Roberts , David Rouzer , Jason Miller

Thursday - 03/19/2015, 07:26am EDT

Dump on D.C. Day deferred

Once spring finally gets here, D.C. will stop complaining about the weather, says Senior Correspondent Mike Causey, and get back into the business of being the place the rest of America loves to hate.

Tags: Mike Causey , Mike Causeys Federal Report , snow closures , workforce , Colleen Kelley ,

Thursday - 03/05/2015, 03:00am EST

NTEU President Colleen Kelley to retire

Colleen Kelley will be stepping down after four terms as president of the National Treasury Employees Union.

Tags: Colleen Kelley , IRS , people

Wednesday - 03/04/2015, 12:08pm EST

IRS struggles to handle fraudulent tax returns under smaller budget

The IRS is in a bind to be both fast and accurate with this season's tax returns, and awards billions in fraudulent claims as a result. That's a problem that will only get worse unless Congress raises IRS' budget to allow for new hires, according to the National Treasury Employees Union.

Tags: budget , Improper payments , Colleen Kelley , tax returns , identity theft , IRS , workforce

Tuesday - 02/24/2015, 12:09pm EST

Federal legislative roundtable discussion

Jason Briefel hosts a roundtable discussion of the top federal issues, including DHS funding and the federal employee pay raise.
February 20, 2015

Tags: workforce , Jason Briefel , Jessica Klement , NARFE , Jenny Mattingley , Senior Executives Assocation , Maureen Gilman , Congress , budget battle , DHS , federal pay raise , Shaw Bransford and Roth , Long Term Care Partners , FLTCIP , LTCFEDS.com

Friday - 02/20/2015, 05:22pm EST
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Unions gather troops for battle over pay, sequestration

AFGE and NTEU -- the two biggest labor unions in the federal government -- bring members to Washington to persuade Republican lawmakers to support a pay raise and repeal sequestration.

Tags: AFGE , J. David Cox , labor unions , lobbying , Congress , Emily Kopp

Thursday - 02/05/2015, 03:12pm EST

Rep. Edwards makes another bid to repeal pension contribution increase

Rep. Donna Edwards reintroduces the Federal Employee Pension Fairness Act to rescind the laws requiring feds hired after 2013 to pay more into their pensions than those hired before them.

Tags: workforce , pay and benefits , Congress , Donna Edwards , Colleen Kelley , J. David Cox , AFGE , Jason Miller

Friday - 02/06/2015, 04:47am EST
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