IRS critical pay authority renewal clears hurdles in the House

Federal News Network: Members of Congress have taken plenty of shots at the IRS over the past few years about the antiquity of some of its legacy IT systems, but members of the House have moved one step closer to giving the agency the freedom to hire in-demand tech talent more quickly and offer them pay that’s more competitive with the private sector.

The House Appropriations Committee on Tuesday approved a provision in the fiscal 2020 financial services and general government spending bill that would restore the IRS’s streamlined critical pay authority until September 2023.

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