The Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration released a report criticizing the Internal Revenue Service for rehiring employees who had left the agency with performance and conduct issues. Over a three year period, 824 of the over 7,000 former employees rehired had been disciplined during past employment. The report found a disturbing trend “that one in five of the rehired employees with past problems had new conduct or performance issues during the period under review.”

According to the Office of Personnel Management, the agency that oversees hiring practices, “prior conduct and past performance issues do not play a significant role in deciding the candidates who are best qualified to be hired.” This means that technically the IRS did not violate any rules in the hiring process. However, the TIGTA report made a recommendation for both agencies to look into hiring procedures and make any needed changes.

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