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  • Staying on to be a NICE GUY - you know what happens to nice guys. When it's time, just leave.
    The Original Joe S
    3 days after you go, they won't even remember your name. Just like the poor guy at our place who went out to lunch, got killed in an accident, and all traces of him were gone after 3 days. Just like the guy who got a promotion in another agency, and stayed another 2 weeks to "help" and tie up loose ends - the dirtbag boss tried to hammer him, and he also missed out on a benefit at the new place which expired during the 2 weeks he stayed at the old place. A Navy commander once told me "Get what is coming to you as soon as you are able to get it." Good advice.
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  • Already phasing in.
    Linda
    I thin we are already phasing into retirement with furlough days. And the House is proposing another 24% cut to the IRS budget, the deficit will not be gone anytime soon. 90% of the IRS Budget is labor. What do you think will get cut? It won't be conti using education conferences, those are already gone. Probably the CE is next, so try to keep a CPA license. Not much else out there tout. With a very vague rumor out there of 22 furlough days next year, that is phased in retirement, but you don't get the retire,ent pay with it. We shall have to see what happens.
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  • Commissioner's message
    Moderate
    Did you see the message. if the union gives up awards, 2 furlough days SHOULD be eliminated. I am for it. What do you think? I probably will not get an award.
    worker
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  • Conspiracy Theory
    FederalEmployee
    Perhaps I have watched one too many movies. What is the real reason for continuing to cut the budget of the IRS? Is it because the politicians want our agency to fail miserably, so that they can permanently shut us down? Perhaps they can hire Booze Allen contractors to take our places - people like Edward Snowden??? Of course, they will have to pay the contractors much more than we currently make. Is it a plot to go from an income tax to a national sales tax or to a consumption tax - which will then be enforced by whom??? Is it to ensure that the IRS does not enforce it's part of Obama care??? Is it a secret conspiracy to cripple our agency and completely end taxation (not sure how the government would run then - but perhaps they would turn that over to a powerful corporation (saw that in a movie once where "the company" ran the entire country)??? If my pay is cut by 24%, I will bail and work elsewhere - for better pay and benefits. Working for the IRS is a millstone around my neck - and it is getting heavier and heavier every day.
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  • Who will they blame when the tax revenue doesn't come in?
    contrarian
    Certainly not themselves! Think they care? As long as they can get their military bases and welfare checks every month they won't feel the pain.
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  • Sequestration
    Moderate
    Thankfully, I am leaving. I doubt there will be 21 days, the ceiling I heard. But there will be some days. Plus there will be no pay raise.
    worker
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  • The Teabaggers would love nothing better than to totally hamstring the IRS
    Sue from the IRS
    But I don't think they can just cut pay 24% without changing the pay schedule. I'm thinking that Congress will start doing more insidious things like changing the length of time for steps, and requiring that agencies permanently get rid of any monetary awards. Those of us who have been with the IRS for several decades and are in our 50s and 60s are stuck. Even those younger are stuck due to the crappy economy. Don't expect to get hired as a contractor, unless you have great political connections. Even with a national sales tax/flat tax/whatever, someone will have to determine if it was reported properly.
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  • Bottom of the Barrel
    FederalEmployee
    Once our pay and benefits have been further slashed to bits and us old folks retire, what kind of talent will the government attract? We know what kind of executive talent the government attracts (would the CEO of a publicly-traded company making 7 to 9 figures come to work for the government at less than $200,000?). Low pay and benefits = less talented individuals. Then perhaps they will contract the government out to The Company!
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  • Smaller government
    Moderate
    If they have enough furlough days then they will cut your pay by almost 10%. Of course, they will cut the revenue the IRS raises. That means higher deficits. That means more cuts. On and on and on. That will cut the size of the government. Thus the tea baggers win.
    worker
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  • Phased retirement not a true percent of pay for time
    Honest Broker
    I retired last year because of the threats to our retirement checks such as reducing percentage for service year and getting rid of the supplement. I was an engineer and still liked the work (when they would let me) so I looked into the phased retirement to see if you work 60 percent, then you get 40 percent of your original retirement pay. From what I remember, they gave you none of your supplement and you gave up rights to it (ever). I did not want to be stuck working another 6 years until SS started to kick in, so I put in the paperwork and processed out. I understand the contractors are still doing well, but the Govt engineers cannot travel for any reasons and their job is still to shovel money to the contractors. Glad I got out, but sure seems like a waste talented manpower.
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