May 1, 2014
Bipartisan legislation introduced Tuesday would prevent federal employees from receiving bonuses if they have been disciplined for tax and conduct issues.
Sens. Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H., and Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., are sponsoring the bill inspired by a recent government report describing how the Internal Revenue Service paid more than $2.8 million in bonuses to employees with disciplinary problems.
“Federal employees who have disciplinary problems or who haven’t paid their taxes shouldn’t be getting bonuses,” Ayotte said in a statement. “Taxpayers in New Hampshire and across the nation were alarmed by recent reports of IRS employees being awarded bonuses that they shouldn’t have received.”