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An advance decision was requested as to whether an employee of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) stationed abroad could be reimbursed for his wife's emergency visitation travel expenses. The claim was based on a Treasury Department Personnel Bulletin which adopted as guidelines the Department of State regulations developed to carry out the provisions of 22 U.S.C. 1136. These guidelines apply only to Department of State, Agency for International Development, and U.S. Information Service employees and are not applicable to IRS employees in the absence of specific legislation.

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