Hispanic Internal Revenue Employees, Inc.

Promoting Career Advancement Through Training and Education

Good afternoon everyone,


By now, I am sure that many of you have heard that Puerto Rico recently experienced a strong earthquake that was then followed by a series of aftershocks over the following days. While, fortunately, there appears to have been very few casualties the island did incur a significant amount of damage to buildings and homes near the epicenter of the earthquake. It also sustained major damage to its power plants. The damage to the power plants has impacted the reliability and availability of electric service throughout the island.


The Puerto Rico HIRE Chapter has reached out to the National Board through Karen Vazquez to ask for our assistance with a care package relief campaign that they are putting together for IRS employees in Puerto Rico. They are asking for cash donations so that they can purchase flashlights, hand sanitizer and other items that they will distribute to affected employees. At this time the chapter has requested that only cash donations be made because of the difficult logistics involved with receiving and distributing physical items in Puerto Rico.  I plan to make a donation and I hope that you can too! See below for details.


If you have any questions about the relief campaign you can reach out directly to Karen Vazquez, Jose Roeder or the Puerto Rico Chapter President, Maria Guzman. Thank you to Karen, Jose and Maria for their efforts in organizing this campaign.  I thank you for your donations in advance.


Sergio Guzman


HIRE National

Puerto Rico - Help Needed Information

HIRE of Puerto Rico is distributing "Security Packs" to IRS employees at the San Juan Campus and they are asking for your financial support. Fanny Packs with Flashlights, Whistles, and Hand Sanitizers will be distributed to all Campus employees as Security Packs.

If you would like to provide some financial support please contact Maria Guzman, HIRE Puerto Rico, or Karen Vazquez, HIRE South Florida.

Checks can be made out to HIRE of South Florida or you can use the CASH App to "$HIRESOFLO". Send checks to: Jose Roeder, IRS, 51 SW First Ave, Stop 7650, Miami, FL 33130.

          2020 - A New Beginning
"Vision of Future, remembering the Past"
Over the next year there will be updates to National HIRE's social media presence.
This webpage, as well as our Facebook and Instagram sites will be overhauled to put more of an emphasis on the local chapters. Articles will be removed and new ones will be popping up.

Please send ideas for changes to the webmaster, janice.m.foulk@irs.gov
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Our Mission & Vision

Mission Statement The mission of the H.I.R.E. organization is to assist the Internal Revenue Service in the recruitment and hiring of Hispanics. H.I.R.E. National will also promote the training, general career advancement and retention of Hispanics and all other employees and will strive to instill the highest degree of self-esteem and confidence in their abilities in an environment free from discriminatory practices. The organization will also assist the Internal Revenue Service in supporting the development and delivery of services that enhance customer service to Hispanic taxpayers.

Vision Statement H.I.R.E. will be an autonomous member driven organization with financial independence and a self sustaining scholarship endowment.