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1998-04-09 19:50:40


IRS Loses Programmers, Offers 10% Raise



Competition from the private sector has raised the vacancy rate in the IRS's IT staff from 4% to 8%. The IRS is offering a 10% raise.

This is from GOVERNMENT COMPUTER NEWS (March 23).

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Over the next two years, IRS wants to spend $61 million on raises that agency officials hope will keep systems employees from defecting to industry. . . .

IRS will give about 1,000 programmers what the service called a 10 percent retention allowance for the rest of the year, he said. . . .

"We cannot not pay people and then expect high performance and increased productivity," Rossotti said. . . .

Programmers in Series 334 jobs at the GS-13 and GS-14 levels will receive the 10 percent salary hike. . . .

Rossotti told the subcommittee that the raises were necessary because private-sector systems workers receive annual salary increases of 12 percent to 15 percent.

To be eligible for a bonus, programmers must work at IRS headquarters in Washington.. . .

Generally, IRS has had a 3 percent to 4 percent vacancy rate for its information systems staff. But over the last couple of years, the rate rose to about 8 percent, IRS officials said. said.


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