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01/20/2023
IRS Beefs Up Customer Service Corps for Start of Tax Filing Season

Washington D.C. – As the 2023 tax filing season opens on Monday, the IRS has hired more employees to answer phone calls and reopened more offices around the country to provide in-person help, a sign that the agency is already using additional resources provided by Congress to augment its all-important taxpayer service mission.    The IRS recently announced ...

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01/19/2023
What Does the Debt Ceiling Mean for You?

This includes suspending investments in the Civil Service Retirement and Disability Fund as well as reinvestment of Treasury securities held by the Thrift Savings Plan G-Fund until Congress acts to raise the debt limit.  By law, the funds will be made whole once the debt limit has been raised. Federal employees will not be affected by these actions.  ...

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01/18/2023
NTEU Members Can Access Free Tax Preparation Benefit

The exclusive benefit is available only to NTEU members and includes access to free Tax Slayer software that can be used for federal and state returns. The income limitation is imposed by the IRS over NTEU’s objections. NTEU believes the program should be available to all NTEU members regardless of their income level and we continue to make that case to the ...

News Release
01/12/2023
NTEU Thanks IRS Employees for Reducing Backlogs

Washington D.C. – The backlog of unprocessed tax returns at the IRS is now dramatically smaller according to an internal watchdog report, which is a testament to the surge of frontline employees committed to tackling the problem and making sure the agency is better prepared for the fast-approaching 2023 tax filing season.    The National Taxpayer Advocate’s ...

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01/10/2023
Fact-checkers Set the Record Straight About IRS Funding

NTEU continues to fight back with facts and truth about how the IRS budget was decimated over 10 years and that this funding – provided by the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 – is essential to rebuilding, modernizing and upgrading everything the IRS does, especially customer service. The media has also looked into the claim of the IRS hiring “87,000 new ...

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01/10/2023
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01/05/2023
Retire Strong: Incomes Rise This Month

Both 2023 increases are significant, a direct result of economic conditions that showed workers and retirees needed help keeping up with rising costs. Read more and subscribe to Retire NTEU Strong, our new monthly e-newsletter for members who have retired or may be nearing retirement.

Blog
12/29/2022
Happy New Year, NTEU!

We made our voices heard. NTEU prides ourselves on having a strong collective voice, and that was on full display in 2022. Throughout the year, we made sure lawmakers and the administration got the federal employee perspective on our issues. And leading up to the midterm elections, our members nationwide volunteered to get-out-the-vote, helping to ...

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12/27/2022
Chapter 193 Brings Holiday Cheer to Members

More than 100 chapter members and their families enjoyed a night of fellowship and festivities. Chapter President Lorena Montan reports that the event was wonderful and a celebration of all that the chapter has accomplished. Along with the on-the-ground holiday wishes, National President Tony Reardon and National Executive Vice President Doreen Greenwald, ...

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12/23/2022
Congress Clears Funding Bill

While a few administrative details are being finalized, the president is expected to sign it and there will be no government shutdown. NTEU welcomes passage of this bill which gives many federal agencies much-needed funding boosts. It staves off a potential government shutdown and gives federal employees and their agencies some stability in the months ...

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12/23/2022
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12/23/2022
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12/22/2022
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12/21/2022
NTEU Supports Rule Change on Union Dues

WASHINGTON – A new proposed rule from the Federal Labor Relations Authority would restore longstanding precedent regarding union dues and maintain the stability for federal sector unions that Congress intended, said NTEU National President Tony Reardon.      The proposal, published today in response to a petition from NTEU, seeks public comment on whether the ...

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12/16/2022
A Deep Dive into Why the IRS Needs Annual Funding

Now as we enter fiscal year 2023, a new report from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP) outlines lawmakers’ critical next step: providing adequate funding to sustain the rebuild. Met with what CBPP calls ‘bipartisan interest’, Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen outlined four key areas at the IRS: -clearing the backlog of unprocessed tax ...

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12/12/2022
NTEU Calls On Congress to Fund the Government

WASHINGTON – As yet another deadline approaches to keep the federal government open, frontline federal employees are calling on Congress to adequately fund agencies and avoid the anxiety of a potential government shutdown.  The current continuing resolution, which maintains last year’s funding levels more than two months into this fiscal year, expires Dec. 16. ...

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12/05/2022
NPS Members Put the Magic in National Tree Lighting

The first ceremony was in 1923, when President Calvin Coolidge lit a 48-foot Balsam Fir from Vermont.  These days, the tree lighting ceremony is an elaborate production that draws 12,000 guests from around the world, complete with a star-studded primetime TV special. To pull off an event like this, it takes months of planning, a lot of hard work and a talented ...

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11/30/2022
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11/23/2022
Take Advantage of Open Season

Plan coverage and premiums can change—are you still in the best plan for you and your family? Are you taking advantage of flexible spending accounts? Is a dental and vision plan right for you?  The NTEU Bulletin offers an overview of open season and what’s new for 2023. Then click over to the Member Benefits section of NTEU.org for your free, members' only  ...

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11/23/2022
FEEA is Now Accepting 2023 Scholarship Applications

Now through March 16, current civilian federal and postal employees with at least three years of service can apply for scholarship awards ranging from $1,000 to $5,000. Spouses and children of federal employees may also apply. NTEU is a founding member of FEEA and is proud to support this charity dedicated solely to serving federal workers and their ...