Review of the Office Equipment Service, House of Representatives, for the Year Ended June 30, 1977

GGD-78-4: Published: Feb 21, 1978. Publicly Released: Feb 21, 1978.

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The Clerk of the House of Representatives is responsible for furnishing electrical and mechanical office equipment to Members, officers, and committees of the House of Representatives. The Clerk's responsibilities for furnishing office equipment are carried out by the Office of Equipment Service's accounting, messenger, and typewriter repair service units. The Service maintains a computerized system of accounts which provides for each type of equipment: information on inventories, acquisitions and disposals during the year, items furnished to and accountable by each Member or officer; and a summary listing of disposed equipment.

As of June 30, 1977, the inventory of office equipment consisted of 11,425 items with an acquisition cost of about $7.2 million and a net book value of about $3.6 million. million. The purchase and disposal transactions were properly documented and recorded, and Service records adequately account for owned equipment and provide adequate control over the dollar amount of equipment chargeable to Members. The Service also maintains manual records of leased office equipment which adequately account for Member's leased equipment and provide adequate control of the dollar amount of leasing allowances.

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