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Cuts to IRS funding would increase deficit, union says

October 6, 2011 Significant cuts to Internal Revenue Service funding would impede the agency's ability to collect taxes to fund government, the National Treasury Employees Union said Wednesday. A spending bill under consideration in the House would cut more than $600 million from current levels, $1.8 billion less than the White House request, ...

IRS hiring response time could still be faster, despite progress, IG finds

October 6, 2011 The Internal Revenue Service has improved the speed of its hiring process during the last couple of years but could still do more to expedite new hires, the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration said Wednesday. The findings were based on an audit of the IRS hiring process that TIGTA ...

GAO recommends OMB help fund long-term efficiency initiatives

October 5, 2011 The Office of Management and Budget should do more to help federal agencies cover the upfront costs associated with projects that will improve efficiency and save money in the long run, the Government Accountability Office recommended in a new report. The report, which gives agencies advice on streamlining operations in ...