Awesomely Popular and Hard-Working Government Employees Rewarded for Failing to Pay Their Taxes

Posted by on Apr 22, 2014 at 7:53 pm

If you guessed those scumbags from the IRS, go to the head of the class.

More than 2,800 Internal Revenue Service workers who had been disciplined recently received millions of dollars in bonuses and time off as part of an employee recognition program, a new government audit shows.

The IRS has a program that rewards its employees for a job well done, but a report released Tuesday by the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration found that, between October 1, 2010, and December 31, 2012, more than 2,800 recently disciplined IRS workers got more than $2.8 million in monetary awards and more than 27,000 hours in time-off awards.

The employee infractions included not paying their taxes.

“While not prohibited, providing awards to employees who have been disciplined for failing to pay federal taxes appears to create a conflict with the IRS’ charge of ensuring the integrity of the system of tax administration,” J. Russell George, Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration, said in a statement.

It appear to create a conflict. We’ll say.

For fiscal year 2011, the IRS awarded almost $92 million in cash and almost 520,000 hours of time off  to 70,500 of its 104,400 workers.  In fiscal 2012, it awarded $86 million in cash and almost 490,000 hours of time off to 67,870 of its 98,000 workers.

We’d love to know how much that gangster Lois Lerner got. Must be a lot considering how large she’s living:



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