Managerial Flexibility and Accountability: Reforming the IRS
On March 12, 1998, the Full Committee on Governmental Affairs conducted a hearing on H.R. 2676, legislation designed to overhaul the statutory structure of the Internal Revenue Service. H.R. 2676 passed the House during the first session of the 105th Congress and contained provisions authorizing personnel flexibilities for the IRS.
During the hearing, the Committee explored ways the proposed personnel flexibilities would enhance IRS accountability to the taxpayer and whether these flexibilites could have a broader application to the civil service at large. The Committee also explored whether reforms were needed in the structure of the Department of Treasury Office of Inspector General in order to enhance oversight of the IRS.