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IRS Cancels July 22 Furlough Day

The IRS has announced that it will cancel one of its planned furlough days on July 22.

Acting IRS Commissioner Danny Werfel announced that IRS will be able to cancel its planned furlough day on July 22.

In a memo to IRS employees, Werfel said:

On July 9, I promised to give you updates on the furloughs. Today, I want to share with you some important news. As we continue to take numerous and varied actions to address our budget situation, we have determined we are able to cancel the scheduled furlough day for next Monday, July 22.

The IRS will be open for taxpayers that day as scheduled, and all employees will be paid for that day. This step follows a lot of hard work across the Service to cut costs. I realize that this announcement comes on very short notice. Therefore, unscheduled leave will be permitted that day, and I am emphasizing to all managers that if their employees want to take leave on July 22, they should be allowed to do so.

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