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Hundreds of Internal Revenue Service employees have received permission to skip work due to financial hardship

The Trump administration last week ordered at least 30,000 IRS workers back to their offices, where they have been working to process refunds without pay. It was one of the biggest steps the government has taken to mitigate the shutdown’s impact on Americans’ lives.




But IRS employees across the country — some in coordinated protest, others out of financial necessity — won’t be clocking in, according to Tony Reardon, president of the National Treasury Employees Union, and several local union officials.

Washington Post: Hundreds of IRS employees are skipping work. That could delay tax refunds.