Ongoing Management Challenges at IRS

Subcommittee on Healthcare, Benefits, and Administrative Rules
Subcommittee on Healthcare, Benefits, and Administrative Rules
Subcommittee on Government Operations
Subcommittee on Government Operations
Hearing Date: October 25, 2017 2:00 pm 2154 Rayburn HOB

PURPOSE:
  • To conduct oversight over the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) operations 
  • To discuss a variety of management issues at the IRS ranging from the rehiring of problematic employees to questionable information technology. 
BACKGROUND:
 
  • In July 2017, Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) released a report which found that 10 percent of rehired IRS employees had previously been fired from the IRS or separated while under investigation for conduct or performance issues.
  • A Government Accountability Office (GAO) report that noted 166 outstanding recommendations for the IRS relating to IT security.
  • The IRS awarded a multi-million dollar contract to Equifax despite the September 2017 data breach affecting up to 145 million Americans.

Witnesses and testimonies

Name Title Organization Panel Document
The Honorable J. Russell George Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration Document
Mr. Gregory Kutz Deputy Inspector General for Inspections and Evaluations Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration Document
Mr. Jeffrey Tribiano Deputy Commissioner for Operations Support Internal Revenue Service Document
Ms. Gina Garza Chief Information Officer Internal Revenue Service Document