IRS' ADP Budget:

Issues That Could Affect Funding of Personnel System Project

IMTEC-88-45: Published: Jun 15, 1988. Publicly Released: Jul 15, 1988.

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Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined the Internal Revenue Service's (IRS) request for $10.3 million in fiscal year 1989 for its Personnel Management Information Telecommunications System (PERMITS).

GAO found that: (1) IRS was experiencing problems converting PERMITS from its current system; and (2) the Department of the Treasury was considering agency-wide use of the Department of Agriculture's (USDA) personnel and payroll system, which would eliminate the need for PERMITS.

Matter for Congressional Consideration

  1. Status: Closed - Implemented

    Comments: The Subcommittee considered the report during the fiscal year (FY) 1989 budget process. However, according to Committee reports on IRS appropriations, specific cuts were not identified with the Personnel System Project.

    Matter: Considering the possibility that Treasury will decide to use the USDA system on an agency-wide basis, as well as the telecommunications difficulties experienced by IRS in making the conversion from the Burroughs to the Sperry system, the Senate Committee on Appropriations, Subcommittee on Treasury, Postal Service, and General Government may wish to explore current IRS justification for these funds.


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