Work/Life Programs

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We’re proud to offer our IRS employees time to engage in all of their professional activities, as well as a full personal life outside the office. It's something we think is important for the individuals whose varied talents and knowledge keep us going strong. That’s why you'll experience a culturally rich atmosphere with programs that can enhance your skill set, plus federal benefits that go above and beyond those in the private sector. And it’s why, at the end of the workday, you'll have time to just be you.

OurWork/Life Programs

Employee Assistance and Work/Life Referral Services

Here at the IRS, we’re committed to helping employees balance their work and family life. Therefore, we make employee assistance and work/life referral services available to all of our employees and their immediate family members. These services, provided by ComPsych Corporation, help families overcome stressful life issues and personal concerns.

Employee assistance services include cost-free confidential counseling to address a variety of personal issues that you or your dependents may be facing — from marital conflict, stress, grief/loss and depression to alcohol and drug abuse. Work/life referral services provide free information and resources for legal, financial, eldercare, childcare and other issues.

Health Services

Because we recognize how important it is to maintain a healthy and fit federal workforce, we offer excellent health services to IRS employees. They will help promote and maintain your physical and mental fitness with a variety of services, such as flu shots, cholesterol and blood pressure screenings, smoking cessation programs, and wellness workshops. Health units, located on-site in many of our locations, also provide episodic care, health screenings, health risk appraisals and more.

Some IRS locations have on-site workout facilities. There are 27 fitness centers located nationwide. These facilities are available for IRS employee use at no cost.

Drug-Free Workplace Program

It is federal government policy to ensure a drug-free workplace and offer prevention and/or treatment programs and services for substance abuse to federal employees. Our drug-free workplace plan includes an Employee Assistance Program (EAP) as an essential element in achieving a drug-free workplace. IRS employees experiencing drug and/or alcohol problems have an opportunity to seek rehabilitation, resolve their issues and become fully productive members of our workforce.

Child Care

Balancing the needs of work and family life can be challenging, and we know that many of our employees have child care needs. So the IRS works in partnership with the General Services Administration (GSA) to provide on-site child care facilities. child care centers GSA manages these centers in 31 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico — and 10 of them are co-located with IRS facilities. Our Work/Life Referral Services program can also provide you with free referral information to assist you in finding care for children, grandchildren and eldercare.

Leave Sharing Program

This program — open to full-time and part-time employees — is comprised of the IRS Leave Bank and Leave Transfer programs. If you are a member of the Leave Bank, you can apply donated annual leave to a personal or family medical emergency. The Leave Transfer Program will also allow you to receive donated leave from other employees when you’re facing a medical emergency.

Employee Suggestion Program

We welcome your suggestions for improving our work processes and working conditions. Your ideas are a valuable and unique resource through which we can increase our efficiency and employee morale. This program also recognizes IRS employees as individuals who play a critical role in our ability to increase our overall efficiency and the economy of our government operations. IRS employees whose adopted ideas result in savings or improvements may receive up to 25 percent of the tangible first-year savings. Awards may be paid in cash, time off from work, or a combination of both.

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