IRS Employees’ Extra Week of Vacation Has a Few Conditions

Condition 1: They won't be paid; Condition 2: Jesus, does it matter? They won't be paid.  

David Cay Johnston has the scoop:

The IRS told employees Friday that it will shut down entirely for five days because of the across-the-board spending cuts mandated by Congress.
 
All IRS employees received an email Friday that cited five dates and said: 
 
All public-facing operations will be closed on these dates, including our toll-free operations and Taxpayer Assistance Centers. Some mission-essential IT and security personnel, who maintain systems and building safety, may need to work on these furlough days, however they will be taking furlough days on alternative dates within those pay periods. Everyone is covered by this furlough, and that means everyone from the Acting Commissioner and executives to managers and employees.
The five definite days are May 24, June 14, July 5, July 22, and August 30, although DCJ reports that Colleen Kelley, the union president, said two more furlough days are possible. 
 
And just for grins — well, not really — some IRS employees are taking it to the streets: 
On Monday IRS workers in lower Manhattan plan a public protest to the cuts and what some of them say is pressure for the highest paid auditors, who make $150,000 annually, to leave the agency.
NBD. It's nothing a Deloitte hiring bonanza can't solve!
 
 

 

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