IRS Employee Emergency News

This page will be updated with information and instructions for IRS employees in the event of a major emergency that has widespread geographic or business impact.

For information on local office closures, IRS employees should call the 24/7 Emergency Hotline — 866-743-5748, select option 3 and then follow the prompts. For TTY access (Federal Relay Service), call 800-877-8339.

If you’re involved in an emergency that may require you to evacuate your area, closely monitor your local news for evacuation plans or other instructions that may be announced.

If local officials announce an evacuation, please contact your manager to report your status. If your manager is not available, contact the ERC at 866-743-5748 as soon as it is safe and practical to do so.

As a reminder, the Employee Assistance Program is available for all IRS employees and their immediate family members at any time, day or night, by calling 800-977-7631 (TDD: 800-697-0353). This no-cost counseling service could help address stress and other issues you and your family may face.