IRS exceeds military hiring goal

The Internal Revenue Service has announced that it has met its goal of hiring at least 1,000 military veterans this fiscal year, and the agency will continue to focus its recruitment efforts toward this important group.

The IRS's goal was to hire at least 1,000 military veterans during the fiscal year. In fiscal year 2008, which ends September 30, the agency has hired 1,052 veterans.

"The men and women who served America in the military are highly capable and trained individuals ready to supply valuable skills needed by the IRS, or any employer for that matter. I am pleased the IRS has met its goal. But we are not going to stop there. We will continue to recruit from this talented pool of people who already have demonstrated their leadership, work ethic and dedication," said IRS Commissioner Doug Shulman.

During his confirmation hearing before the Senate Finance Committee, Shulman pledged to do everything possible to increase the hiring of veterans.

Earlier this year, the IRS Human Capital Office developed Veteran Hiring, Employment and Recruitment Opportunities (V-HERO) to recruit veterans and transitioning military personnel. In this effort, the IRS is partnering with veterans' organizations, other government agencies, and job fairs.

The IRS has developed partnerships with the Paralyzed Veterans of America, the American Legion, the Veterans of Foreign Wars, and the Blinded Veterans of America. IRS staff meets often with these organizations’ membership to discuss employment opportunities.

The IRS also is participating in the Defense Department's Operation War Fighter Program and the Veterans Affairs' Coming Home to Work initiatives. The programs also provide job opportunities for veterans and transitioning military personnel.

The IRS also has launched a web-based advertising campaign, called America's Heroes, and a print media advertising campaign to recruit veterans will begin this fall.

You may like these other stories...

As mentioned in today’s “Bramwell’s Lunch Beat” via an article from the USA Today, a new report from the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) found that the IRS doled out $2.8...
London Stock Exchange switches auditing to EYThe London Stock Exchange will drop PwC as its auditor and replace it with EY after completion of the audit for the year ending March 2014, Harriet Agnew of the Financial Times...
With tax season in the past, it's time to think about the tax implications of decisions your clients may be making about their homes in 2014. The rules are complicated and because of the huge amounts involved, the...

Upcoming CPE Webinars

Apr 24
In this session Excel expert David Ringstrom, CPA introduces you to a powerful but underutilized macro feature in Excel.
Apr 25
This material focuses on the principles of accounting for non-profit organizations' revenues. It will include discussions of revenue recognition for cash and non-cash contributions as well as other revenues commonly received by non-profit organizations.
Apr 30
During the second session of a four-part series on Individual Leadership, the focus will be on time management- a critical success factor for effective leadership. Each person has 24 hours of time to spend each day; the key is making wise investments and knowing what investments yield the greatest return.
May 1
This material focuses on the principles of accounting for non-profit organizations’ expenses. It will include discussions of functional expense categories, accounting for functional expenses and allocations of joint costs.