[IRS Installation of Telephone Equipment in Employee Residences]

B-220148: Jun 6, 1986

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The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) requested a decision regarding the propriety of installing telephones in the homes of IRS customer service employees. The telephones would connect to a centralized switching system and would enable the employees to perform their part-time duties at home. GAO held that IRS could pay for the installation using appropriated funds because: (1) the telephones would be separate from the employees' home telephones; (2) the centralized switching system would make abuse virtually impossible; and (3) it constituted essential telephone service of limited use and involving numerous safeguards. Accordingly, IRS may install telephones in the homes of its customer service employees.

Nov 22, 2017

Nov 21, 2017

  • A-P-T Research, Inc.
    We deny the protest in part and dismiss the protest in part.

Nov 20, 2017

Nov 16, 2017

  • HBI-GF, JV
    We deny the protest.
  • Epsilon Systems Solutions, Inc.
    We dismiss the protest because it raises a matter of contract administration over which we do not exercise jurisdiction.

Nov 15, 2017

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