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IRS nominee on track for confirmation despite acrimony among Senate Democrats, Republicans
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.
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With the end of fiscal 2013 just over a month away, many agencies are wrapping up their furlough days. Some agencies have even reduced the number of unpaid leave days they originally thought they would need. This graphic depicts the total number of furlough days originally declared by agencies versus the number of furloughs actually taken.
A New York family is getting help from the Federal Employee Education and Assistance fund as they dig out from Hurricane Sandy and endure a double dose of furloughs.
IRS Acting Commissioner Danny Werfel announced to staff Wednesday the agency was postponing the agencywide furlough day scheduled for Aug. 30.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
While leaders at CMS said the hub connecting personal information stored in the health insurance marketplace to multiple agencies will be ready by the Oct. 1 deadline, legislators are concerned with how well CMS is securing individuals' personal information from cyber threats.
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
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.
Extended pay freeze. Furloughs. Can it get any worse? In a word: Yes! Check out Senior Correspondent Mike Causey's column for more.