The IRS is telling 10,000 ‘mission-critical’ employees to bring their own face masks while calling them back to work this week
- The IRS will call back about 10,000 employees to 10 facilities beginning Monday, according to a Politico report.
- The employees, who will handle “mission-critical functions to handle work that must be conducted onsite,” according to a leaked memo, will be working to handle tasks associated with the tax filing season and the CARES Act stimulus, according to the report.
- In an email to employees, the IRS told all returning employees to wear face masks in the office but said workers would have to bring their own masks.
- Employees will be asked back on a volunteer basis, but they will be ordered back to offices if there are not enough volunteers.
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About 10,000 employees of the Internal Revenue Service will be brought back to 10 offices beginning Monday, and the agency told employees to bring their own face masks with them, according to a leaked memo sent to employees of the agency on Friday.
“People have differing levels of concern associated with the current situation,” read the memo, published by Democrat Reps. Richard Neal of Massachusetts and Rep. John Lewis of Georgia. “As we return to the worksite, we need to respect and …continued .
[Source: Business Insider]