The IRS has already stopped bonuses to managers, consistent with government-wide spending limits. Werfel wrote that he is now trying to stop bonuses for senior executives and for unionized front-line workers, who make up more than 85 percent of the 90,000-person workforce.
If the bonuses don’t get paid, the IRS would likely cancel furlough days scheduled for July 22 and Aug. 30, meaning that employees would get paid and the agency would be open to the public. The agency was closed for three days between May 24 and July 5.
A House appropriations subcommittee is scheduled to consider the agency’s budget tomorrow, along with proposed limits on IRS spending on bonuses, conferences and videos.
Read more at: Tax Times blog