Tags: irs | employees | working | unions

Hundreds of IRS Employees Work Full-time for Union

Thursday, 11 Jul 2013 01:13 PM

By Melanie Batley

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
The Internal Revenue Service has more than 200 people on its payroll who are working full-time for the National Treasury Employees Union, the agency has revealed.

Rather than investigating cases and collecting taxes, these employees are doing union work  such as processing grievances and political lobbying, The National Review reported.

The information came from the agency's response to a Freedom of Information Act request from Americans for Limited Government.

Documents also showed that 43 percent of the union operatives were earning six-figure salaries. In practice, there may be more than 200 people employed for the union, as the information revealed in the FOIA response covered only full-time employees.

Though the arrangement, known as "official time," is legal permitted under the Civil Service Reform Act of 1978, two GOP lawmakers are challenging its validity.

"While the IRS continues to request more funding to further close the more than 14.5 percent tax gap, especially under the current budget crunch and sequestration, it makes little sense to use taxpayer resources to pay for union work," wrote Sens. Tom Coburn of Oklahoma and Phil Gingrey of Georgia, to IRS acting Administrator  Danny Werfel, according to The National Review.

"This kind of practice takes place only in the government. In the private sector, union work and staff are paid for by union dues," they said.


© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Retype Email:
Country
Zip Code:
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
You May Also Like

ESPN Suspends Smith Over Domestic-Violence Remarks

Tuesday, 29 Jul 2014 22:19 PM

Walt Disney Co.'s ESPN sports network suspended commentator Stephen A. Smith for a week over remarks he made about domes . . .

Sheriffs: Border Crisis Hits South Texas Especially Hard

Tuesday, 29 Jul 2014 20:50 PM

The immigration border crisis is hitting southern Texas law enforcement particularly hard, straining resources and infli . . .

MSNBC Drops From Second to Fourth Place in Cable News

Tuesday, 29 Jul 2014 20:46 PM

MSNBC lost its second-place cable news position in July, falling to fourth place overall in the key demographic, behind  . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, NewsmaxWorld, NewsmaxHealth, are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved