IRS SEEKS HIRING AUTHORITY FOR SWIFT TALENT ACQUISITION - April 9, 2019
IRS commissioner looks for hiring authority to onboard IT talent in weeks, not months
By Jory Hickman, Federal News Network
IRS Commissioner Chuck Rettig has urged members of a House Appropriations subcommittee to give the agency the authority to hire short-term cyber and IT talent more quickly and pay them at a rate beyond the pay scale for career employees.
Rettig said critical pay authority, which he previously advocated for during his confirmation hearing last summer, would enable him to hire promising new recruits at a rate closer to what he was able to achieve during his 36-year career as a tax attorney.