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  • IRS ISSUES FURLOUGH NOTICES

    Wednesday 24th of April 2013 11:39:08 AM

    The Internal Revenue service will be issuing furlough notices to all its employees next week. There was an internal memo sent to all IRS employees including managers and executives stating that everyone will be forced to take days off because of budget cuts.

    The furlough days will include May 24, June 14, July 5, July 22, August 30 and possible an additional 2 days sometime in August or September.

    During the furlough days all public directed operations will be closed. This includes toll-free help lines and local IRS offices.  Although there was not much mentioned about IT and security personnel, it has been said that those departments may still work on the furlough days but must take alternative days off.

    Acting IRS commissioner Steve Miller said that these particular furlough days were chosen so that IRS employees would only lose one full paid day of work within each pay period. “We settled on having uniform furlough dates for everyone and closing down agency operations entirely,” Miller wrote. “This way, the IRS can gain additional cost savings on utilities and other services in our work locations.”

    Miller also said “We have also worked to stagger the dates further so that there are some pay periods during the summer with no furlough days.”

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