Standing with IRS Employees

On Sept. 14the IRS announced plans to cease the processing of paper returns at three of its five Submission Processing (SP) or paper return processing sites. Those sites are: Cincinnati/Covington campus in 2019, Fresno, Calif., in 2021 and Austin, Texas, in 2024.

Other operations such as Accounts Management (AM), Compliance, Call-Sites and Automated Collection System (ACS) will continue in these locations.

National President Tony Reardon said:

“This is distressing news for our members, many of whom have been loyal IRS employees for years.

NTEU will aggressively pursue all available measures to avoid or mitigate the impact of these closings on affected employees in these three locations. Their well-being is our top priority. We want to make sure our members are treated fairly and that all steps are taken to avoid actions that may harm them.

We need a great deal more information to evaluate this plan and its potential impact on employees, taxpayers and these communities. The IRS did not consult with NTEU before making this decision. That’s why NTEU has asked for a detailed briefing from the IRS.”

According to the IRS, approximately 1,800 employees in Covington, 3,000 in Fresno and 2,400 in Austin would have their jobs phased out in the coming years. Under the IRS’ plan, only two paper-return processing sites will be left after 2024: Kansas City, Missouri, and Ogden, Utah."