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Indemnification of Treasury Department Officers and Employees

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The Department of Treasury may use its general appropriations funds to indemnify any of its officers and employees against personal liability for conduct arising out of actions taken within the course and scope of their employment, if the Department concludes that such indemnification is necessary to ensure effective performance of the Department’s mission.

28 U.S.C. § 2006 and 26 U.S.C. § 7423(2) also provide specific authority for the Department of the Treasury to indemnify, in certain circumstances, officers and employees who collect tax revenue and who enforce federal tax laws.

Updated July 9, 2014