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

 

January 20, 2021

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.  We will also be offering job swap opportunities. The Job Swap Bulletin Board will be accessible for all IRS employees beginning Monday, February 8, 2021, through Friday, April 16, 2021. Job Swap opportunities are available beginning Tuesday, February 16, 2021 through April 16, 2021, for any qualifying, non-impacted IRS employee interested in swapping their continuing position with any employee directly impacted by the Fresno SP Consolidation.  This allows the non-impacted employee to become eligible for the VSIP and/or the VERA and the impacted employee continues their employment outside of SP.  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 *W&I SP Employee Focus 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