Skip to comments.IRS employees to receive bonuses
Posted on 02/04/2014 9:13:46 AM PST by SeekAndFind
Because they're doing such a great job, right?
The IRS has given the green light to tens of millions of dollars in employee bonuses, a decision that congressional Republicans immediately rebuked.
IRS employees will receive around $43 million in bonuses this spring under an agreement reached with the National Treasury Employees Union, which represents some agency employees.
Union officials said that total was well short of the $75 million that the employees were owed under their labor agreement. But in the wake of last year's targeting controversy, Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) quickly and sharply criticized the decision to give bonuses at all.
"It's hard to think of a group of people less deserving of bonuses than IRS employees. Frankly, this is outrageous," Hatch, the top Republican on the Finance Committee, said in a statement.
"I understand that not every IRS worker was responsible, but this just is the wrong signal to send the American people who were rightly outraged by how this agency treated people for their political views."
The decision on Monday by John Koskinen, the new IRS commissioner, to sign off on bonuses is a shift from previous agency leadership.
Danny Werfel, the interim chief installed by President Obama shortly after the agency apologized for singling out Tea Party groups, had moved to cut off bonuses last year.
In addition to the targeting controversy, the IRS, like other agencies, faced a tighter budget last year because of automatic sequestration cuts - a situation Werfel cited when he told employees he would seek to cut off bonuses.
But Koskinen, the new IRS commissioner, told employees that the bonuses would be money well spent on staffers that had faced a trying period at the agency. In all, the IRS will hand out some $62.5 million in bonuses to employees,
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Um, doesn't the House provide the funding to run the IRS?
"Boehner: "I'm outraged, but our hands are tied...."
Good little fascists getting rewarded for harassing normal people.
Yes. I’m assuming bonuses are based on how much they shake down the people for and/or how many tea party groups they are able to keep from operating.
I’ll give you a f’n bonus!
The beatings will continue; until morale improves!
I didn’t know government employees could get a bonus?!!
I have little doubt the IRS will bone us at every opportunity.
Current government employees are under the communists umbrella and the King can take it out of your pocket and give it to whom he pleases for vote getting.
Well on the bright side, that’s less money they will have for enforcement (I.E. harrassing hardworking American).
I am wondering. Why do government workers deserve bonuses?