IRS Settles With Worker Suspended Over Contractor Claim

Law360, New York (February 9, 2012, 9:46 PM EST) -- The U.S. Internal Revenue Service has reached a settlement with an employee who was suspended after blowing the whistle on alleged mismanagement by an IRS contractor, the U.S. Office of Special Counsel said Wednesday.

While the IRS disagreed with the OSC's finding that its actions violated the Whistleblower Protection Act as well as employee Charles Adelberg's First Amendment rights, both parties reached a “mutually agreeable settlement,” the agency said.

Further details on the settlement were not immediately available.

Adelberg, an IRS economist based in San Jose,...
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