Chapter 1: Control and Responsibility

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