Want to get—or keep—security clearance? File your taxes!

Failure to file taxes reflects both a financial and rules-flaunting hubris. It can create a particularly painful hurdle for getting or keeping a cleared job.

IRS dips into enforcement funds, user fees for IT

Each year, the IRS must take extraordinary measures to fund IT," IRS Commissioner Charles Rettig explained in an August letter to three senators ...

IRS hiring blitz could lead to modernization

The tax agency's chief procurement officer says she's on a mission to find top talent to work with industry, while modernizing the agency's acquisition processes amid a ballooning tax gap.

IT leaders are preparing for the post-pandemic workforce

After a year of emergency response, IT leaders are planning for a permanently changed operating environment.

Sammies to include special COVID response category

Partnership for Public Service announced the 29 finalists for its annual Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medals.

Union: Telework leads to productivity gains

Feds overwhelmingly want to keep the ability to telework additional days each week, according to the results of a survey released by the National Treasury Employees Union.

D.C.-area essential feds eligible for vaccines next month

Some agencies have been vaccinating their employees directly, but others haven't. The National Treasury Employee Union wants IRS to secure vaccine allotments for in-person workers nationwide.

NTEU looks for a 'fresh start' under Biden

The union's blueprint for immediate action joins with NAPA's working group on the federal workforce in calling for the next director of OPM to abandon a regulation-heavy approach.

New OPM order mandates telework

The order would mandate telework for all eligible employees regardless of their prior arrangements.

Funding bill restores IRS critical hiring, pay authorities

The House Appropriations committee voted up a bill that includes funds to modernize IRS systems and security and restore critical hiring and pay authorities last available in 2013.

House bill includes pay raise

The Financial Services and General Government appropriation, which includes a pay raise for civilian feds, passed its subcommittee and will be voted on by the full committee.

Judge cautions White House over shutdown recalls

A U.S. District judge said that planned recalls of feds during shutdowns for activities not directly related to protecting life or property could violate the Antideficiency Act.

IRS employees called in to work without pay for tax season

With tax filing season colliding with the shutdown, the IRS is bringing back tens of thousands of employees to process returns -- and most IT staffers were already excepted and on the job.

IRS targeted for cuts

The House Appropriations Committee this week released a fiscal 2015 appropriations bill that slashes funding for the Internal Revenue Service.

Budget cuts hinder IRS performance, GAO says

Budget cuts have had a negative impact on the IRS operations, according to a Government Accountability Office performance audit of the agency.

Tax-delinquent IRS employees received cash awards

An audit of an Internal Revenue Service awards program revealed that more than 1,100 IRS employees with federal tax compliance problems received in excess of $1 million in cash awards, as well as more than 10,000 hours in time-off awards.

GAO says budget cuts affect IRS performance

A Government Accountability Office performance audit of the IRS shows that budget cuts have had a negative impact on the agency's operations.