IRS Workers Complain About Lack of Hand Sanitizer, Gloves

March 12, 2020, 4:17 PM

IRS employees have complained that the agency isn’t providing access to hand sanitizer, gloves, and other types of protective equipment that would help them stave off the coronavirus, a union official said.

“You’ve got to remember that at the IRS you have a lot of people who are opening mail and handling tax documents and so that is a real concern for them,” National Treasury Employees Union President Tony Reardon said Thursday on a call with reporters.

  • Reardon said he’s also heard “disconcerting stories” about the agency not effectively cleaning workstations.
  • NTEU in a statement earlier this week said ...

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