Eligibility already was extended to same-sex spouses following a 2013 court ruling.
Auditors issued a “flash audit alert” to top agency leaders “to bring to your immediate attention serious concerns we have.”
The measure allowing “clawbacks” of awards is one of several federal workforce bills set for consideration.
Funding levels for the IRS provided in a spending bill would have dire consequences, the Obama administration has said.
A House subcommittee approves reduced funding for the IRS over objections from Democrats who said the loss in tax revenue will be far greater than the savings.
Measure meanwhile seeks to get more service out of the Internal Revenue Service.
Nearly three years after it was enacted into law, the program is just now starting.
The retirement savings program for federal employees and military personnel plans to beef up its outreach and services to investors.
The agency that hears appeals from federal employees says that 77,000 have been fired in the last 15 years.
Senior executives point to a failure at agencies to retain talent by not noticing or respecting achievements.