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Republican Congressional Leaders Investigate 201 Salaried IRS Union Reps

Posted By Daniel Greenfield On July 5, 2013 @ 9:42 am In The Point | 5 Comments

Could the IRS survive an audit of the way it does business?

Republican congressional leaders are demanding to know why the Internal Revenue Service pays hundreds of full-time employees to do union work.

As reported last month by The Daily Caller, 201 IRS employees receive full-time pay while doing no actual work, instead devoting their entire work days to union business

These workers collect taxpayer salaries to serve full-time as exclusive representatives of a union in dealing with the Department of Treasury, according to information the IRS provided to Americans for Limited Government.

More than 200 IRS employees spend 100 percent of their work time doing union work, according to IRS documents cited in the letter.

“Known as ‘official time,’ in this arrangement (permitted under Title V of the U.S. Code, section 7131, enacted under the 1978 Civil Service Reform Act) federal employees are paid to perform union duties instead of the jobs they were actually hired to do.

Just how many community organizers are there working for the government anyway?


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