Skip to comments.IRS Workers Disciplined For Misconduct Were Awarded Bonuses
Posted on 04/22/2014 6:27:09 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
More than 2,800 Internal Revenue Service employees who recently had been disciplined received performance bonuses totaling more than $2.8 million between Oct. 1, 2010 and Dec. 31, 2012, a government audit found.
The misconduct ranged from failure to pay taxes to misuse of government travel cards, violation of official-conduct standards and fraud, according to the report by the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration. The discipline included written reprimands, suspensions and even removal. The oversight agency said some of the conduct issues might have occurred after an employee earned a bonus.
While the IRS doesn't prohibit bonuses, "providing awards to employees with conduct issues, especially the failure to pay taxes owed to the federal government, appears to be in conflict with the IRS's charge of ensuring the integrity of the system of tax administration," the report said.
For fiscal 2012, the IRS gave bonuses to about two-thirds of its 98,000 employees. Some lawmakers have been critical of the practice.
The report identified nearly 1,200 employees with tax issues or official-conduct violations during the period who received a total of $1.1 million in monetary bonuses, and about 11,000 hours of time off. One employee who was suspended for 10 days in September 2011 received a $1,300 performance award in August 2012, the report said.
The IRS generally doesn't consider conduct issues when administering bonuses, officials told the watchdog office.
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” IRS generally doesn’t consider conduct issues when administering bonuses”
that in and of itself is enough to enrage any thinking adult!!!
You can’t make this stuff up!
Why do our elected representatives not even try for a show of outrage?
Sounds like Barry gave his boys a little “Well Done, Thank You” gift. He “won”.
I had to call the irs today. The idiot joked that i owed 8.6 million.
So what is their bonus based off of?
Somebody rewarding her enemies, and somebody punishing his friends? No... couldn’t be. that is silly.
RE: So what is their bonus based off of?
I guess it’s based on how much money they can squeeze out of you and me.
Oh darn! it is punishing his friends and rewarding her enemies? No.... wait... Punish their friends and reward our enemies? No that doesn’t sound right.... LOL Stop clinging to your guns and bibles and help me concentrate on this.... it is important! =)
John said a funny. He said “integrity” and “tax administration” in the same sentence!
i kept looking for John Seemens name
IRS Special Prosecutor File for action by Doormat Republican House Speaker Boehner.
Even though some of these offenses are illegal, no one went to jail.
But, but, but the republicans do it too. /s
That's kind of like TSA joking to a passenger that he has an explosive device in his luggage.
that is indeed ABOUT all they HAVE isn’t it
at least the can’t blame the bonuses on BUSH!
I hate it when the criminals are in charge.
That makes at least...two of us!!