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IG: The IRS Rehiring Employees Fired for Performance Problems

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By    |   Thursday, 27 Jul 2017 11:36 AM

The IRS is rehiring employees who were fired or left for a variety of offenses, including cheating on their own tax returns and accessing taxpayer records, the Washington Examiner is reporting.

The Examiner attributes its information to a report by the inspector general made public on Thursday.

Sen. Richard Burr, R-N.C., called the rehiring of the fired workers a "mind boggling abuse of taxpayer money."

The report noted more than 200 of the 2,000 former IRS employees hired in 2015 and 2016 had been dismissed by the agency or left while under investigation, according to the Examiner.

Four had cheated on their own tax returns and another four had been probed for improperly accessing taxpayer records, the website said.

"The Internal Revenue Service continues to rehire former employees with conduct and performance issues," the report states.

"Given the substantial threat of identity theft and the magnitude of sensitive information that the IRS holds, hiring employees of high integrity is essential to maintaining public trust in tax administration and safeguarding taxpayer information," the report said.

"The IRS has not effectively updated or implemented hiring policies to fully consider past IRS conduct and performance issues prior to making a tentative decision to hire former employees, including those who were terminated or separated during an investigation of a substantiated conduct or performance issue."

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