Part of the motivation behind this bill is to make it easier to investigate IRS activities — because if it passes, workers can't attempt to subvert the Oversight Committee or a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request by using personal email accounts.
What is House Bill H.R. 1152?
Cost of House Bill H.R. 1152
Of Note:When federal employees use a personal email for official business, it is a violation of the Federal Records Act. Federal employees are required to use their official government email for official business, so the government’s archiving systems will log the correspondence. This is done so that digital records exist if the need arises for an investigation or to respond to a Freedom of Information Act request.
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Summary by Eric Revell
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IRS Email Transparency Act
To prohibit officers and employees of the Internal Revenue Service from using personal email accounts to conduct official business.
- Not enactedThe President has not signed this bill
- The senate has not voted
Committee on Finance
- senate Committees
- The house Passed April 15th, 2015Passed by Voice Vote
Committee on Ways and MeansIntroducedFebruary 27th, 2015
- house Committees