The report by the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration found that while for the most part the reward program for IRS workers complied with federal regulations, employees who had themselves failed to pay their federal taxes and had discipline problems were also rewarded.
This is the point where every citizen should be demanding an independent investigation insofar as we wrote just last week, that if various departments within the executive branch are not regulated and put before oversight committees on an annual basis then these agencies could fall victim to corruption and graft.
“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’s charge of ensuring the integrity of the system of tax administration,” Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration J. Russell George said.
And this should be analyzed and put under temporary provisions. It furthermore seems to me that an award is based on merit or due an individual for exemplary services.
The watchdog found that in the period from October 1, 2010 to December 31, 2012 over 2,800 employees who had been disciplined for conduct problems, including issues with federal tax compliance, had received over $2.8 million in monetary awards and over 27,000 hours in time-off awards.
The watchdog found that the more than 1,100 employees who had issues with tax compliance received more than $1 million in monetary awards and more than 10,000 hours in time-off awards.
Plain and simple for me, there has to be changes made period! This is American evolution under the guise of political correctness. Moreover, this is what is happening in America where everyone believes their child is owed something just for making a team. What is even worse, is by signing up the child becomes a participant and sorry for America folks we have entered into a time when “participating” is rewarded.