Bloomberg Tax
June 15, 2020, 8:45 AM

IRS Pandemic Recall Gets Early Cautious Kudos from Union

Allyson Versprille
Allyson Versprille
Faris Bseiso

The IRS recalled employees in four states today, about two weeks after first embarking on a phased reopening of its facilities. It’s a transition that’s left workers and union leaders cautiously optimistic about the agency’s commitment to new safety measures.

The agency on June 1 brought thousands of workers back to facilities in Kentucky, Texas, and Utah. The latest stage affects Georgia, Michigan, Tennessee, and Missouri.

There have been few isolated incidents of employees reporting problems, such as workspaces being too close, but “for the most part, there aren’t any really big issues,” said Tony Reardon, ...

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