BREAKING: IRS Recalling Thousands of Workers to Return to Work

The IRS will start recalling “certain employees in mission-critical functions” to agency offices starting Monday, though it is urging them to bring their own face masks and suggesting the employees can make them out of t-shirts or bandanas, according to an internal memo circulated Saturday by two lawmakers.

Tony Reardon, who heads the National Treasury Employees Union, said separately that the “initial wave” will include about 10,000 employees at 10 locations who will be “opening taxpayer correspondence, handling tax documents, taking taxpayer telephone calls and performing other functions related to the filing season.”

The IRS is currently not requiring any workers to come in, and will instead ask for volunteers, offering them incentive pay for working.

via IRS recalls thousands of employees to work and asks them to bring their own safety gear – POLITICO

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