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As a bureau of the Department of the Treasury and as one of the world's most efficient tax administrators, the IRS role is to help the large majority of compliant taxpayers with the tax law, while ensuring that the minority who are unwilling to comply pay their fair share. (Source: www.irs.gov)

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Gal Friday  
#21 Posted : Sunday, June 19, 2022 1:02:36 PM(UTC)
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Just about the whole state of Florida is ranked "high" now by the CDC. It doesn't like like a good time for RTO, so I'm betting now it gets delayed!
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#22 Posted : Sunday, June 19, 2022 1:48:11 PM(UTC)
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Just about the whole state of Florida is ranked "high" now by the CDC. It doesn't like like a good time for RTO, so I'm betting now it gets delayed!



I doubt it. The building manager for our POD has sent out emails of positive cases recently and another email that they are getting complaints that people are not wearing masks. You have to wear masks at the POD if it is high he said. My POD is ranked high. It seems even if the cases are high, they expect people to come in.
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#23 Posted : Monday, June 20, 2022 10:12:14 AM(UTC)
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The U.K. is now starting a new wave of Covid infections caused by the variants. Infections spread around the world from east to west, so they are headed this way.

RTO will all be changed in a couple of weeks. Remember, you heard it here first!
cs79  
#24 Posted : Monday, June 20, 2022 11:04:01 AM(UTC)
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Israel too:

https://www.timesofisrae...aily-number-since-april/

I still think the attitude with upper upper management is live with it.
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Hired 2015  
#25 Posted : Wednesday, June 22, 2022 1:28:01 PM(UTC)
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Telework has been used for decades to clear the query as they said in the day. It was used to move along higher end wager earners, end benefits spending & get rid of pensions. One bigger retailer now out of business that was unionized at the time used telework for their order desk to run out workers at the maximum benefits range. When they returned the workers they offered telework only for 3rd shift forcing most senior workers from 1st shift. A year later they cut shift premiums and reduced paid leave.

Got a piece of old school advise that has served me well over the years, "Failure of telework is theirs not yours. Its what you achieved in the impossible that matters."

scottyd27  
#26 Posted : Thursday, June 23, 2022 2:30:55 AM(UTC)
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Israel too:

https://www.timesofisrae...aily-number-since-april/

I still think the attitude with upper upper management is live with it.


Live with it is what has to happen. We can’t stay locked down forever.

People die everyday from everything you can think of.

I’d be more concerned dying from a car accident than Corona
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#27 Posted : Thursday, June 23, 2022 5:10:11 AM(UTC)

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Biden said this in the State of the Union address back in March:

"It’s time for Americans to get back to work and fill our great downtowns again. People working from home can feel safe to begin to return to the office. We’re doing that here in the federal government. The vast majority of federal workers will once again work in person."

Since then, most Government leaders have been bending over backwards to please their boss.

https://www.whitehouse.g...on-address-as-delivered/
kayadash  
#28 Posted : Monday, June 27, 2022 3:39:33 AM(UTC)
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Israel too:

https://www.timesofisrae...aily-number-since-april/

I still think the attitude with upper upper management is live with it.


Live with it is what has to happen. We can’t stay locked down forever.

People die everyday from everything you can think of.

I’d be more concerned dying from a car accident than Corona


Living with us working from home performing tasks that can be done completely remotely is what has to happen.

Forcing people to return to the office unnecessarily is simply a breeding ground for lack of productivity out of pure spite.
Hired 2015  
#29 Posted : Monday, June 27, 2022 2:14:18 PM(UTC)
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Israel too:

https://www.timesofisrae...aily-number-since-april/

I still think the attitude with upper upper management is live with it.


Live with it is what has to happen. We can’t stay locked down forever.

People die everyday from everything you can think of.

I’d be more concerned dying from a car accident than Corona


Living with us working from home performing tasks that can be done completely remotely is what has to happen.

Forcing people to return to the office unnecessarily is simply a breeding ground for lack of productivity out of pure spite.


Little has been done to truly thank or acknowledge the sacrifices made by our families.

This is all the old guard for which you can only forgive for all they know is suggest EAP. When you have been on the other side working in benefits you would never consider EAP because they are ruled by the same like minded, old guard.

RTO is disrespectful to the dedication and sacrifices we all made. The sun will come out tomorrow & history will forget this chapter. I already building another tomorrow. Its just a job.


roger.d  
#30 Posted : Monday, June 27, 2022 6:02:12 PM(UTC)
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RTO is disrespectful to the dedication and sacrifices we all made.




Some of us have never left the office. We have worked side by side our co-workers and the public from the beginning. Nothing has changed from day 1. But we are now able to work without a "face covering" at our choosing. Not surprising, the rates of infection have not gone up. If anything, it has gone down.

Socialist governments traditionally do make a financial mess. They always run out of other people’s money. --Margaret Thatcher
IRSSpecialAgent_1Day  
#31 Posted : Tuesday, June 28, 2022 4:28:47 AM(UTC)
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RTO is disrespectful to the dedication and sacrifices we all made.




Some of us have never left the office. We have worked side by side our co-workers and the public from the beginning. Nothing has changed from day 1. But we are now able to work without a "face covering" at our choosing. Not surprising, the rates of infection have not gone up. If anything, it has gone down.



I am one of those IRS employees that had to go into the office and out into the field throughout the pandemic. I had more liberty to work from home which is great since my unit was on the verge of getting rid of telework. So there were weeks I didn't go into the office at all and there were weeks I was in the office or field all week depending on my workload.

For new hires, working from home was really a detriment to their development as an agent.. I know several employees that barely worked from home and mooched for 2.5 years. I'm hearing new hires groan about coming into the office and I'm literally like that is part of YOUR JOB!

I'm sure we will lose employees for RTO but that is the nature of the beast.

Gal Friday  
#32 Posted : Tuesday, June 28, 2022 3:41:09 PM(UTC)
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Hey guys! No one cares too much about our health or work not getting done ... it's all about politics. If the federal government isn't in the office, then private companies can't get their employees to go into the office. Then when you have empty offices, private companies won't need to renew their leases for the same big space. Then the landlords will have empty buildings and go broke ... and then they can't pay their their loans off. Then when the loans aren't paid, the banks will go broke. So people on Wall Street and in Washington don't really believe we need to be in the office to get our work done ... they just need to convince everyone else they need to be in their offices so they will renew their leases ... so we need to set an example for the whole country ... to prove that you can go into the office and not die of Covid within 24 hours!
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#33 Posted : Tuesday, June 28, 2022 10:24:21 PM(UTC)

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Hey guys! No one cares too much about our health or work not getting done ... it's all about politics. If the federal government isn't in the office, then private companies can't get their employees to go into the office. Then when you have empty offices, private companies won't need to renew their leases for the same big space. Then the landlords will have empty buildings and go broke ... and then they can't pay their their loans off. Then when the loans aren't paid, the banks will go broke. So people on Wall Street and in Washington don't really believe we need to be in the office to get our work done ... they just need to convince everyone else they need to be in their offices so they will renew their leases ... so we need to set an example for the whole country ... to prove that you can go into the office and not die of Covid within 24 hours!


What, may I ask, do you know about being an IRS employee?
jusbnme20  
#34 Posted : Wednesday, June 29, 2022 6:12:49 AM(UTC)
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Israel too:

https://www.timesofisrae...aily-number-since-april/

I still think the attitude with upper upper management is live with it.


Live with it is what has to happen. We can’t stay locked down forever.

People die everyday from everything you can think of.

I’d be more concerned dying from a car accident than Corona


Living with us working from home performing tasks that can be done completely remotely is what has to happen.

Forcing people to return to the office unnecessarily is simply a breeding ground for lack of productivity out of pure spite.


I agree with you. I mean once upon a time some divisions had their home as their primary office (LBI). Some of these groups do not have taxpayers where their PODs are located. However, two days per pay period isn’t bad. But I would prefer remote for my exam work.

aspiringIRS  
#35 Posted : Wednesday, June 29, 2022 6:34:48 AM(UTC)
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Hey guys! No one cares too much about our health or work not getting done ... it's all about politics. If the federal government isn't in the office, then private companies can't get their employees to go into the office. Then when you have empty offices, private companies won't need to renew their leases for the same big space. Then the landlords will have empty buildings and go broke ... and then they can't pay their their loans off. Then when the loans aren't paid, the banks will go broke. So people on Wall Street and in Washington don't really believe we need to be in the office to get our work done ... they just need to convince everyone else they need to be in their offices so they will renew their leases ... so we need to set an example for the whole country ... to prove that you can go into the office and not die of Covid within 24 hours!


What, may I ask, do you know about being an IRS employee?


Are you gatekeeping sitting in a cubicle like the IRS is some kind of unique experience?

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#36 Posted : Wednesday, June 29, 2022 11:35:27 AM(UTC)

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Are you gatekeeping sitting in a cubicle like the IRS is some kind of unique experience?



1- Did you get the snowflake memo regarding being "unique?"

2- Please be advised that there are no gates in need of keeping on cubicles... by their very design they tend to be rather open.

3- Please be advised that should there be any gate keeping with regards to Internal Revenue Service cubicles it will be administered by the Facilities Management & Security Services.

4- Please be advised that the IRS is not an "experience"... it is an acronym which stands for the Internal Revenue Service... which happens to be a tax administration agency within the United States Department of Treasury... which employs thousands of individuals to accompli*****s mission.

5- Are you one of them or are you still "aspiring?"

6- Why in two years have you only posted three times with now approximately 33.3334% of your total output being used to defend a troll who never even tries to "share and ask job-related questions about this bureau (the stated point of this forum)?"... Someone who was actively hoping that the vaccine requirement enforcement would lead to a job and has only produced ignorant hyperbolic swill since then.

7- Do you have multiple IDs?

8- Assuming not, what, may I ask, do you know about being an IRS employee?

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Gal Friday  
#37 Posted : Sunday, July 3, 2022 4:55:21 PM(UTC)
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In the U.S. now, 29,790 are hospitalized with Covid ... that's almost as bad as July 2020!
cs79  
#38 Posted : Sunday, July 3, 2022 4:59:27 PM(UTC)
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In the U.S. now, 29,790 are hospitalized with Covid ... that's almost as bad as July 2020!



Almost 400 deaths/day now (~150k/year). No worries.





Gal Friday  
#39 Posted : Thursday, July 7, 2022 7:40:57 PM(UTC)
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"The most transmissible variant yet of the coronavirus is threatening a fresh wave of infections in the United States, even among those who have recovered from the virus fairly recently. The subvariant of Omicron known as BA.5 is now dominant, according to federal estimates released Tuesday, and together with BA.4, another subvariant, it is fueling an outbreak of cases and hospitalizations."
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#40 Posted : Friday, July 8, 2022 12:16:59 AM(UTC)
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"It's the work, stupid"; and the work isn't getting done. For those individual endlessly pursuing the work from home job please quit the current not work from home jobs and go work elsewhere. Personally the endless banter about the horrors of working in the office are distracting the individuals doing work.
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