The chief technology officer at the Internal Revenue Service should create both an inventory of key skills needed in the agency’s information technology workforce and a process for evaluating those skills, a Treasury Department audit says.
In its 19-page report, the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration said the agency’s IT organization uses a process that relies on management knowledge and judgment of each individual’s skills.
That process does not take into account resource needs for other mission-related work, the TIGTA said in the report.
Auditors did not find a system in the IRS’ IT organization that provides information about the skills and competencies associated with IT occupations, adding management needs such a database to evaluate the skills.
In another IT-related audit released in April, TIGTA found nearly a third of the tax agency’s servers go unchecked for threats.