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Report: IRS hiring new
employees faster

The Hill [Washington DC], by Bernie Becker

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Posted By:JoniTx, 1/30/2013 5:52:38 PM

The IRS is doing a better job at getting new employees on board quickly, a new federal audit has found. The Treasury Department’s inspector general for tax administration found that the IRS has almost met the goal, set by the Office of Personnel Management, to bring on new hires in 80 days or less. By contrast, the agency said in 2009 that it was taking an average of 157 days – or roughly five months – to hire staffers. In its report, the inspector general found that the IRS had implemented a more automated hiring process,

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: SheikYerBooty, 1/30/2013 6:03:22 PM     (No. 9149296)

Gestapo Agents of the new and improved Third Reich.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: bkt23, 1/30/2013 6:10:48 PM     (No. 9149312)

Uhh...we (Xerox) brings on new-hires inside of three weeks and that´s because of a lot of unnecessary delay.

How ´bout this:

1. Post a job opening

2. Interview prospective employees for two weeks

3. Make an offer to one person

4. If they accept, have your stuff together so you can bring them on-board in two weeks or less.

Back 20 years ago, that was called "normal".

Of course, nothing the government does is normal. If some folks think it´s noteworthy that the IRS takes 80 days to bring newhires in - that´s almost three flippin´ months, guys - and other government agencies take twice that long, the problem under the bright light is the gross inefficiency of the government.

But I shouldn´t complain. Most of the time, government inefficiency is necessary and good.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: schnapps, 1/30/2013 6:15:58 PM     (No. 9149322)

This is a good-news/bad-news joke, right?


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Reply 4 - Posted by: jalo1951, 1/30/2013 6:27:48 PM     (No. 9149338)

"The easier to control you my pretties."

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Reply 5 - Posted by: provide, 1/30/2013 7:02:41 PM     (No. 9149386)

Ramrodding them through for the Obamacare fines.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: retiree, 1/30/2013 7:19:19 PM     (No. 9149408)

It was said before Obama care was implemented they would hire 1700 new employees for the IRS. They are to keep us in check with the healthcare program. I don´t understand this at all.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 1/30/2013 8:03:35 PM     (No. 9149455)

They didn´t finish training the last ones.

Will this be another Affirmative Action hire ?

Is this because so many immigrants will be filing for the child credit ?

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Reply 8 - Posted by: TexasHillCountry, 1/30/2013 8:28:57 PM     (No. 9149478)

Too bad they can´t do something similar for the Department of Veterans Affairs where there is a HUGE backlog of initial claims from persons who have offered themselves and their lives in service to this nation.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: john56, 1/30/2013 8:34:22 PM     (No. 9149483)

Huh?

Last year I worked as a temp at an IRS facility. Nothing glamourous, just opening mail and doing initial sort. Guess what? Some people still mail their returns.

Anyway, I applied again this year. Actually did it in December (period of work will probably be Feb-Mar-Apr).

I got lots of emails telling me my application was being processed. That´s nice.

Yesterday (1/29), I get an email saying I need to be at the office today for fingerprinting. But they did say I could reschedule, which I did for tomorrow (1/31).

I just counted the number of pages of forms I had to print, read and complete.

25 pages.

Plus, I have to bring drivers license, SS card, college transcripts, and separation documents from last year.

I guess I´m being hired at warp speed, government style.

Our only hope of salvation (well, beside our Lord and Savior) is the inherent inefficiencies of bureaucracies to actually implement all the draconian laws they plan to bring us to submission to our Dear Leader(US)!

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Trigger2, 1/31/2013 5:58:23 AM     (No. 9149813)

Let me guess the hiring preferences...muslims get hired first; blacks second; illegals third; HS dropouts fourth; etc., anybody competent, dead last.

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