Amazing if true:
In , the subbasement and basement of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) National Headquarters building in Washington, D.C., were flooded with over 20 feet of water. The IRS responded by implementing business resumption plans that contain specific procedures for managing such events. While the flood displaced over 2,200 IRS personnel who worked in the building, TIGTA found no measurable impact on taxpayers and tax administration.
This is a little discouraging to anyone who daydreams of a frontal assault on the nation’s tax-collecting bureaucracy. Apparently they’re pretty resilient.
On the other hand, maybe TIGTA was just measuring the wrong thing:
[W]e found no measurable impact on taxpayers and tax administration. We attribute this to the nature of the work performed at this building and the contingency plans the IRS had in place and implemented to manage the crisis. The IRS personnel who work in the Headquarters building are involved with strategy, program planning and monitoring, and other activities that do not require a significant amount of day-to-day contact with taxpayers.