Department Chairs and Directors
Department Chairs and Directors are responsible for the safeguarding, care, and proper use of all property assigned to their unit. Although departments may delegate control to a staff member, the department chair or director is ultimately responsible.
This obligation includes, but is not limited to:
- Establishing departmental controls and promoting the significance of property compliance to faculty and staff
- Selecting and designating appropriate equipment coordinators and providing them with authority to ensure effective property management occurs at the departmental level
- Providing internal departmental means of accountability and physical safeguards to prevent misuse, damage, or loss of assigned property
- Authorizing and monitoring access to offices, labs, and storerooms in their area and providing other reasonable security measures to prevent theft or misuse