Tag: Conferences

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The IRS, Professional Development and Taxpayer Dollars

The IRS is SOL these days because of money they spent on a conference back in 2010. While there should concern over taxpayers money, I believe we don’t always understand the value of investing in the organization by investing in the employees. According to a Washington Post article, the IRS spent $4.1 million dollars to fly […]

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Government Spending on Professional Development is Not a Bad Thing


The General Services Administration came under fire last week for sponsoring a conference that included a mind reader and a comedian. The cost of the event was $823,000 and was described as “excessive and wasteful” by officials, including President Obama. I don’t know all the details about this particular event but as someone who is […]

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