A message from Submission Processing Director James L. Fish – Fresno’s first open window


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June 30, 2020

As we continue with our consolidation efforts at the Fresno Submission Processing Center, we are doing everything we can to help as many of you as possible transition into other IRS positions. Our main concern is the impact on you, our dedicated employees affected by the SP consolidation. As part of this effort we are going to begin offering Voluntary Early Retirement Authority (VERA) and Voluntary Separation Incentive Payments (VSIP), otherwise known as a buyout, to impacted employees. As part of this effort, we will also be offering job swap opportunities. The Job Swap Bulletin Board will be accessible for all IRS employees beginning Monday, July 6, 2020, through Tuesday, September 15, 2020. Job Swap opportunities are available beginning Wednesday, July 15, 2020 through September 15, 2020, for any qualifying, non-impacted IRS employee interested in swapping their continuing position with any employee directly impacted by the Fresno SP Consolidation. This allow the non-impacted employee to become eligible for the VSIP, and/or the VERA. IRS employees meeting eligibility requirements will receive buyout offers up to $25,000. Employees interested in a job swap must identify an interested and qualified job swap candidate. Both job swap candidates must:

  • meet the eligibility criteria and agree to swap jobs with each other,
  • complete, sign, and date Parts I and II of the Form 14013, Job Swap Request form, and
  • provide the completed forms to their managers for review and approval.

You have my personal commitment that we will keep you informed as we go through the Fresno consolidation together. I appreciate the work you do every day. Your Leadership team and I will continue to keep you informed. If you are interested, print/review the Fresno SP Job Swap flyer PDF and follow the instructions. If you have any questions about the Fresno job swap or SP consolidation, you may submit them through the wispemployeefocus@irs.gov mailbox. Disclaimer: This link is for IRS employees only. If non-IRS employee emails are received in this email box they will not be addressed.

Thank you,


James L. Fish
Director, Submission Processing