The IRS is facing mounting criticism for lavish spending on employee conferences, and for improperly targeting conservative political groups. An inspector general's report on Tuesday said the agency spent nearly $50 million on employee conferences from 2010 through 2012.
The IRS notified congressional staffers about the action Wednesday. An aide said both employees work in the IRS office that oversees implementation of the new health care law. The aide spoke on condition of anonymity because the aide was not authorized to discuss personnel matters on the record.