Lois Lerner Placed on Administrative Leave from the IRS … With Pay, $172K a Year


The National Review is reporting that Lois Lerner,  the Internal Revenue Service’s director of exempt organizations, has been placed on administrative leave. Lerner, who had earlier refused to resign, was place on administrative leave with pay. Earlier this week, Lois Lerner appeared before the House Oversight Committee on the IRS scandal of targeting conservative non-profit organizations and stated that she had done nothing wrong and then plead the 5th.  This scandal is not going away any time soon and is only going to gain momentum.

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Lerner on Thursday afternoon sent an e-mail to employees in the exempt-organizations division she oversees stating, “Due to the events of recent days, I am on administrative leave starting today. An announcement will be made shortly informing you who will be acting while I am on administrative leave. I know all of you will continue to support EO’s mission during these difficult times.” She concluded, “I thank you for all your hard work and dedication,” adding, “The work you do is important.”

So let’s get this straight … Lerner refused to testify in front of Congress on IRS-gate, she refused to resign and so she was place on administrative leave with pay. Isn’t that like a summer vacation with pay?  Must be nice, $172,000 a year salary with bonuses for doing a good job. This is how we deal with Washington “Big Government” bureaucrat? What ever happened to a good old fashion … YOU’RE FIRED!!!

Much more from Legal Insurrection

The development also comes on the heels of a report from FOX19, a local affiliate in the Cincinnati area, that examined the chain of command in that office.  The report found that of the ‘rogue’ agents said to be responsible for the targeting of conservative groups, each had different managers, and the only connecting chain of command transitions back to Washington, DC.  It also suggests that the IRS employees previously interviewed were questioned as part of an audit rather than an investigation, the latter of which asserts more scrutiny, and that the employees may need to be questioned again – this time under oath.

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  • Comments

    11 Responses to “Lois Lerner Placed on Administrative Leave from the IRS … With Pay, $172K a Year”

    1. Tamikosmom on May 24th, 2013 11:00 am

      Could it be that an administrative leave will afforded time for getting stories straight prior to Lerner testifying in the IRS hearings.

      Think about Hilary Clinton’s leave prior to her testimony in the January Benghazi hearings.

    2. A Texas Grandfather on May 24th, 2013 12:45 pm

      The IRS needs to be shut down by congress with the doors padlocked on all offices until this Political scandal is cleaned up.

      Some people need to be fired and charged with a crimes against the people.

      The people are tired of being abused by their government.

      A flat tax should be passed by the congress to be administered by the states and the 16th amendment should be repealed.

    3. Rightknight on May 24th, 2013 2:21 pm

      Now that she’s been outed, she’s a liability.
      Hear no evil, see no evil, speeky no evil.

      Quiet, shhhhh!

    4. flippy on May 24th, 2013 4:16 pm

      What ever happened to a good old fashion … YOU’RE FIRED!!!
      From my understanding of Civil Service, you can not just fire them. You put them on leave and then they appeal, and if the appeals fail then they can be fired. Crazy….but the process is being followed.

    5. katts on May 25th, 2013 1:17 pm

      Apple is now advocating a flat tax despite an increased tax hit. Go Apple

      Apple has been operating the same for years. Apple must have decreased their “protection” payments, thereby incurring the Godfather’s wrath

      Oh wait, nobody told “him”

      Let the IRS go after the BIG BOYS – The BIG BOYS will gang together in a flat tax advocacy, in effect neutering the IRS and “him”


    6. katts on May 25th, 2013 1:35 pm

      Why do you think there is no flat tax. Only paid lip service by both parties. The little people should not understand their due as without fear and confusion where would the upper hand lie?

      Also think Democrat + Republican. Their worst fear is exactly what’s happening in the UK.

      A grass roots, Ross Perot type 3rd party is emerging with big business beginning to pay some positive attention as businesses are being squeezed to death by regulation.

    7. katts on May 25th, 2013 3:15 pm

      As far as “the people” being tired and abused by the IRS that is exactly their point and purpose. Your complaints confirm their success.

      Big Fat… So what? Dismissed…. to your Ipods.

      So, If Big Business and the Banks run the country better to write to the CEOs of the likes of Apple, big Business and the banks. Now thats better football.

      They WILL respond to the witholding of your hard earned dollars turning the screws in the gears.

    8. Fox News Poll: Overwhelming Majority Distrust the IRS and Majority Think White House Knew About IRS Targeting Conservative & Tea Party Non-Profit Organizations | Scared Monkeys on May 25th, 2013 5:49 pm

      [...] plead the 5th. Some resigned. Some like Lois Lerner were asked to resign, refused and were put on administrative leave with $172K [...]

    9. katts on May 25th, 2013 6:41 pm

      Heres a Thrill

      FORMER IRS Director Miller admits taxes are voluntary. (A little declaration as personal payback????)


    10. Top IRS Official For Obamacare Implementation Placed On Administrative Leave, With Pay | Scared Monkeys on June 6th, 2013 10:00 am

      [...] been placed on administrative leave, with pay of course. Thus, these two IRS officials, along with Lois Lerner now have a paid summer vacation. Way to hold them [...]

    11. Top IRS Official Lois Lerner Quits and Gets to Keep Her Six Figure Pension … VIDEO of Varney & Bozell Discussing No MSM Coverage of Scandals | Scared Monkeys on September 24th, 2013 7:07 am

      [...] The Washington Times is reporting that Lois Lerner, the IRS official at the heart of the IRS scandal that targeted conservative non-profit groups and the Tea Party has quit. Basically, Lerner read the “Tea” leaves and quit before she was fired. In the process of her voluntary departure prior to facing the fire, Lerner will get her full tax payer paid 6 figure pension. So the question remains, what does this woman have to hide and why is she willing to get out of Dodge in order to attempt to do so? Lerner has been on administrative leave for months, with pay of course. [...]

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