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scottyd27  
#1721 Posted : Thursday, May 14, 2020 5:52:41 PM(UTC)
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Received a generic message from SBSE today saying that if you have the ability to telework, to still telework, even if your building opens back up. The GM will eventually tell you when to go back in. Sounds like it might be a good while longer until we return to the POD.

I'm hoping they don't do a "drive by" to inspect my office! I'm crammed into a one bedroom apartment. LOL
They did let me take my ergonomic chair home. :)


I doubt your manager will. I don’t even think my GM knows my address.

And if you live on a different city than him/her definitely not. City to city travel is outlawed right now.

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#1722 Posted : Friday, May 15, 2020 8:19:06 AM(UTC)
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Received a generic message from SBSE today saying that if you have the ability to telework, to still telework, even if your building opens back up. The GM will eventually tell you when to go back in. Sounds like it might be a good while longer until we return to the POD.

I'm hoping they don't do a "drive by" to inspect my office! I'm crammed into a one bedroom apartment. LOL
They did let me take my ergonomic chair home. :)


Non-essential travel is disallowed until May 31st so unless your manager wants to go up the chain of command to get approval, it won't happen.
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#1723 Posted : Friday, May 15, 2020 9:50:52 AM(UTC)
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Won’t happen regardless.

Technically the GM can come inspect your telework location, they have to give you 24 hour notice.

And unless you’re a complete scrub of an RO they have better things to do.
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#1724 Posted : Friday, May 15, 2020 12:32:26 PM(UTC)
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Received a generic message from SBSE today saying that if you have the ability to telework, to still telework, even if your building opens back up. The GM will eventually tell you when to go back in. Sounds like it might be a good while longer until we return to the POD.

I'm hoping they don't do a "drive by" to inspect my office! I'm crammed into a one bedroom apartment. LOL
They did let me take my ergonomic chair home. :)


Non-essential travel is disallowed until May 31st so unless your manager wants to go up the chain of command to get approval, it won't happen.


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Won’t happen regardless.

Technically the GM can come inspect your telework location, they have to give you 24 hour notice.

And unless you’re a complete scrub of an RO they have better things to do.

I was trying for levity. Part of the telework agreement states they can drop in with 24 hours' notice. I'm poking fun at the abysmal "working conditions". I got through training, I guess I can't be too much of a scrub. In addition to the informational aspect of this forum, sadly, it is also one of my few social outlets. A little levity is not a bad thing. :)
Don't let yesterday take up too much of today.
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#1725 Posted : Saturday, July 4, 2020 6:09:01 PM(UTC)
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Heard that wave 2 will have Unit 4 training March of 2021 in person. That's a ways away but shows you how much COVID-19 has affected training along with how important they believe in person training is.
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#1726 Posted : Sunday, July 5, 2020 6:19:54 AM(UTC)
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Heard that wave 2 will have Unit 4 training March of 2021 in person. That's a ways away but shows you how much COVID-19 has affected training along with how important they believe in person training is.



A good friend of my is being considered for the RA job.

He is set to interview in the next 3 weeks.

He didn’t know the EOD but I would think it would be next year.

So they’ll have to do some in person training.

Also, they have a bunch of ROs in the pipeline that were hired right before evacuations.

My understanding is they are taking a bunch of ELMS classes.
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#1727 Posted : Monday, July 6, 2020 3:27:12 PM(UTC)
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Any talk in your areas of when we’ll be able to go back in the field? I’m in the Northeast and there’s been no word on when we’ll be able to go in the field again. I’m guessing not until at least Sept/Oct and it will be appointments only instead of our usual cold calls. I don’t know about you guys but I miss the field the most. I also think the 7/15 date for resuming enforcement will be pushed back.
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#1728 Posted : Saturday, July 11, 2020 9:45:51 AM(UTC)
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Any talk in your areas of when we’ll be able to go back in the field? I’m in the Northeast and there’s been no word on when we’ll be able to go in the field again. I’m guessing not until at least Sept/Oct and it will be appointments only instead of our usual cold calls. I don’t know about you guys but I miss the field the most. I also think the 7/15 date for resuming enforcement will be pushed back.


Guidance was issued Friday. All field work is going to be with TM approval and will require exigent circumstances.

Pyramiding TPs, assets being put out of reach of the Govt. ETC.

I really doubt field work will go back to normal before the end of the year.
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#1729 Posted : Saturday, July 11, 2020 2:07:00 PM(UTC)
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Any talk in your areas of when we’ll be able to go back in the field? I’m in the Northeast and there’s been no word on when we’ll be able to go in the field again. I’m guessing not until at least Sept/Oct and it will be appointments only instead of our usual cold calls. I don’t know about you guys but I miss the field the most. I also think the 7/15 date for resuming enforcement will be pushed back.


My manager said it is very fluid right now as well so the current memo we will have starting July 16th which has guidance on field work might still change. With COVID-19 on the rise, I think management might change the guidance at a moments notice. However, it did state we can go into the field with cases with exigent circumstances and approval by our TM. Don't know how many cases that will be. Guess it depends on your cases and how the TM feels. I know also we need to be mindful about COVID-19 as well when we request to go out in the field at the TP's property.

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#1730 Posted : Saturday, July 11, 2020 4:12:44 PM(UTC)
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I wrote my post right before we got that guidance. I think it will really need to be special circumstances for us to get approved to go in the field. I think it will be tough going back to taking enforcement without the ability to go into the field or POD often. If we’re not going to the POD often to check for payments, appeals, or documents we request from the TP then how do we know it’s ok to send a levy? I figure I’ll go in once every 2-3 weeks to check mail and then save all my levies until then.

The guidance is good and says we can use discretion but I don’t know how much of a break or how long we’ll be able to give people a break for COVID-related effects on their business or income. I think we should be lenient where appropriate. I just don’t want to get a negative case review because I didn’t take enforcement when they feel it was warranted.
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#1731 Posted : Wednesday, August 19, 2020 1:32:07 PM(UTC)
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Congratulations to all the August 19th, 2019 new hires who passed probation today!
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#1732 Posted : Wednesday, August 19, 2020 3:55:24 PM(UTC)

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Congrats to those who passed probation! Does anybody know if there will be another external RO posting anytime soon?
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#1733 Posted : Wednesday, August 26, 2020 11:39:51 AM(UTC)
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I was recently informed there will be more hirings, unsure if it will be a roster etc.
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#1734 Posted : Wednesday, August 26, 2020 4:38:47 PM(UTC)
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Congrats to those who passed probation! Does anybody know if there will be another external RO posting anytime soon?


I have not heard anything, but it's good LexusFan heard something good about hiring. The IRS definitely needs more Revenue Officers. All I have seen are hiring for 12's and 13's but a open roster for 7 and 9 again is needed. I know they are looking to do unit 4 for the August 2019 new hires in March of 2020 and they have another group that started in March of 2020 so there definitely is still a need.
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#1735 Posted : Wednesday, August 26, 2020 6:23:30 PM(UTC)

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Congrats to those who passed probation! Does anybody know if there will be another external RO posting anytime soon?


I have not heard anything, but it's good LexusFan heard something good about hiring. The IRS definitely needs more Revenue Officers. All I have seen are hiring for 12's and 13's but a open roster for 7 and 9 again is needed. I know they are looking to do unit 4 for the August 2019 new hires in March of 2020 and they have another group that started in March of 2020 so there definitely is still a need.




Thanks for the info, I appreciate that. I interviewed back in 2009 for a RO position and I’d like to give it another shot. I’ve been working for a tax agency with the State of California for over 7 years now in collections. Keep the information coming! In the meantime, I applied for a Individual Taxpayer Advisory Specialist.

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#1736 Posted : Wednesday, August 26, 2020 8:35:39 PM(UTC)
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Ah, you work for EDD? Shoot me a PM, I can let you know if something opens up near you.
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#1737 Posted : Thursday, August 27, 2020 8:37:04 AM(UTC)
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Brian, tried to PM you. Your inbox is full.
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#1738 Posted : Thursday, August 27, 2020 10:15:02 AM(UTC)

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Brian, tried to PM you. Your inbox is full.


It should be good now, it’s been long time since I’ve been on here!
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#1739 Posted : Wednesday, December 9, 2020 8:21:09 PM(UTC)

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Hey everybody, just checking in here. Has anybody heard any new information on RO hiring for 2021? Thanks in advance!
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#1740 Posted : Thursday, December 10, 2020 6:13:24 AM(UTC)
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Nothing officially. Everything so far word of mouth that a new hiring round will be pushed through. Stuff is going on behind the scenes for recruitment.
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