IRS Makes Deal With Union, Reinstates Employee Bonuses

Law360, New York (February 4, 2014, 4:06 PM EST) -- New IRS Commissioner John Koskinen on Monday announced that the agency will reinstate $62.5 million of employee bonuses, in a deal with the employees’ union that avoids litigation over the union's collective bargaining agreement.

The budget for the bonus program is lower than the $89.1 million in 2012, but is still better than last year, when there were no bonuses at all, Koskinen said in a statement. The union agreed to the deal because litigation could delay payments.

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