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IRS Workers Disciplined For Misconduct Were Awarded Bonuses
Wall Street Journal ^ | 04/22/2014 | John D. McKinnon

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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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Front Page News; Government
KEYWORDS: bonus; irs; misconduct

1 posted on 04/22/2014 6:27:10 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

” IRS generally doesn’t consider conduct issues when administering bonuses”

that in and of itself is enough to enrage any thinking adult!!!


2 posted on 04/22/2014 6:28:34 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: SeekAndFind

You can’t make this stuff up!

Why do our elected representatives not even try for a show of outrage?


3 posted on 04/22/2014 6:30:01 PM PDT by jayrunner
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To: SeekAndFind

Sounds like Barry gave his boys a little “Well Done, Thank You” gift. He “won”.


4 posted on 04/22/2014 6:30:22 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Obama's smidgens are coming home to roost.)
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To: SeekAndFind

I had to call the irs today. The idiot joked that i owed 8.6 million.


5 posted on 04/22/2014 6:31:11 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: SeekAndFind

So what is their bonus based off of?


6 posted on 04/22/2014 6:31:49 PM PDT by drunknsage
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To: All

Somebody rewarding her enemies, and somebody punishing his friends? No... couldn’t be. that is silly.


7 posted on 04/22/2014 6:34:37 PM PDT by Klemper
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To: drunknsage

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.


8 posted on 04/22/2014 6:36:14 PM PDT by SeekAndFind (If at first you don't succeed, put it out for beta test.)
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To: All

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! =)


9 posted on 04/22/2014 6:36:50 PM PDT by Klemper
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To: SeekAndFind

John said a funny. He said “integrity” and “tax administration” in the same sentence!


10 posted on 04/22/2014 6:38:42 PM PDT by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: SeekAndFind
and America takes another one in the........

i kept looking for John Seemens name

11 posted on 04/22/2014 6:42:02 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: SeekAndFind

IRS Special Prosecutor File for action by Doormat Republican House Speaker Boehner.


12 posted on 04/22/2014 6:42:30 PM PDT by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: SeekAndFind
THE IRS IS A CRIMINAL ORGANIZATION!

13 posted on 04/22/2014 6:43:25 PM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal the 16th Amendment)
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To: Nachum

Ping.


14 posted on 04/22/2014 6:44:29 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar (Resist in place.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Even though some of these offenses are illegal, no one went to jail.


15 posted on 04/22/2014 6:49:27 PM PDT by freedomfiter2 (Brutal acts of commission and yawning acts of omission both strengthen the hand of the devil.)
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To: MeshugeMikey

But, but, but the republicans do it too. /s


16 posted on 04/22/2014 6:50:47 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican
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To: driftdiver
I had to call the irs today. The idiot joked that i owed 8.6 million.

That's kind of like TSA joking to a passenger that he has an explosive device in his luggage.

17 posted on 04/22/2014 6:59:11 PM PDT by Ezekiel (All who mourn the destruction of America merit the celebration of her rebirth.)
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To: VerySadAmerican

that is indeed ABOUT all they HAVE isn’t it

at least the can’t blame the bonuses on BUSH!


18 posted on 04/22/2014 6:59:12 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: MeshugeMikey

I hate it when the criminals are in charge.


19 posted on 04/22/2014 7:18:49 PM PDT by bicyclerepair (The zombies here elected alcee hastings. TERM LIMITS ... TERM LIMITS)
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To: bicyclerepair

That makes at least...two of us!!


20 posted on 04/22/2014 7:22:26 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: drunknsage

“So what is their bonus based off of?”

It’s hush money. Keep the natives happy so they don’t rebel. Too many know too much. Can’t have them getting restless. One of them might pull an Ed Snowden and rat the IRS out.


21 posted on 04/22/2014 7:27:02 PM PDT by flaglady47 (Oppressors can tyranize only w/a standing army-enslaved press-disarmed populace)
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To: SeekAndFind

Bookmark


22 posted on 04/22/2014 8:00:16 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: SeekAndFind
The IRS generally doesn't consider conduct issues when administering bonuses, officials told the watchdog office.

That's so perfect. Promotion of the guilty. How sad.

23 posted on 04/22/2014 9:48:00 PM PDT by upchuck (Support ABLE, the Anybody But Lindsey Effort. Yes, we are the ABLE!!)
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

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24 posted on 04/22/2014 11:03:17 PM PDT by Nachum (Obamacare: It's. The. Flaw.)
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To: driftdiver

You should have recorded that. It’s hard to find that level of professionalism...

Unfortunately it’s not hard..


25 posted on 04/22/2014 11:09:41 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: driftdiver

My Brother Just retired out of the IRS. People who called him got a smart man. He was 98% accurate on tax questions. He was the one the supervisors would call if they didn’t know the answer.
He said it was a Hell on Earth. And that Obama Care was only going to make working there even worse.


26 posted on 04/23/2014 5:01:16 AM PDT by Yorlik803 ( Church/Caboose in 2016)
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To: SeekAndFind

Note to US House Speaker John Boehner:
This is part of the Documentation File for the upcoming 2014 Impeachment of B. Hussein Obama to be used by the House Special Prosecutor on Benghazi that has not yet been appointed by you as Speaker of the US House of Representatives, for reasons known only to yourself and Obama.

_____________________________________

* Personal comment footnote:
With each passing day that the US House Members does not replace Speaker Boehner, Speaker (?) Johnny Boehner continues to be THE Poster Boy for what is rotten in the formerly GREAT Republican Party, and the current US House of Representatives.


27 posted on 04/23/2014 6:21:38 AM PDT by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: Yorlik803

Yeah he made a point of telling me they had all my information. You could tell he was getting a big ego kick out of it.

Its only going to get worse.


28 posted on 04/23/2014 6:29:01 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: driftdiver

My brother saw it also. The IRS was hiring morons to replace all the old timers that retired. Add to that all the illegals who were trying to use stolen SSNs and parents racing to claim kids for the earned income tax credits to buy 60 inch flatscreens and its a mess.


29 posted on 04/23/2014 6:31:47 AM PDT by Yorlik803 ( Church/Caboose in 2016)
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