Government Property Control

  1. What are the rules that determine when something is considered "Government Property"?

  2. I saw some items sitting outside that appear to be discarded. May I have them?

  3. I have electronics in my possession that I no longer need.  May I throw them out?  If not, whom do I contact?

  4. May I cannibalize one piece of non-working equipment to repair another?

  5. I would like to loan a piece of equipment to a colleague at another facility. How do I go about doing this?

  6. When I retire or leave employment, may I take any of my office equipment or computer with me? 


What are the rules that determine when something is considered "Government Property"?  

The rules determining Government Property are found in AURA-NSF Cooperative Agreement and are listed in the Property Manual.

top


I saw some items outside that appear to be discarded. May I have them?  

All property purchased with contract funds are considered AURA/Government Property and must be disposed of properly.   

Please refer to the Property Manual for disposal instruction.


There are electronics in my possession that I no longer need. May I just throw them out?  If not, whom do I contact?  

There are very strict rules under which AURA operates concerning the acquisition and disposal of property. Please refer to the Property Manual for disposal instruction.


May I cannibalize one piece of non-working equipment to repair another?  

Yes, but only for use on other AURA/Government Property, then the remaining parts must be recycled through the property officer.  Please refer to the Property Manual for disposal instruction.


I would like to loan a piece of equipment to a colleague at another facility. How do I go about doing this? 

The Property officer oversees the loan of the equipment to other organizations.  Please refer to the Property Manual for instruction.


When I retire or leave employment, may I take any of my office equipment or computer with me?  

No, this is AURA/Government Property. 

For further information, contact Jerry Smith, AURA Property Officer.