You would think that government agencies would learn the lesson that taxpayers don't like footing the bill for expensive training. About this time last year, the General Services Administration (GSA), which oversees purchasing and cost-cutting policies, was caught spending $822,000 at a conference in Las Vegas. Now, the IRS is being criticized for creating a $60,000 "Star Trek" parody video for leadership training.
When Miller refers to the "island theme," he means Gilligan's Island, of course.
- What's your view of the IRS' video series: justifiable business expense, flagrant misuse of taxpayer dollars, or something else?
- What are alternatives for the IRS to get its points across? Could the agency use another approach for training on specific topics?