Sac State University Policy Manual
Property Management, The Safeguarding and Disposal of State Property

Policy Administrator:  Vice President for Administration/CFO
Executive Orders 409 and 649; Education Code section 89036; Integrated CSU Administrative Manual (ICSUAM) section 3150.01 – Administration of University Property, section 3151.04 – Equipment section, 3250.01 – Disposition of Lost, Unclaimed and Abandoned Property section, 5600.0 – Sale , Lease, License, and Disposal of CSU Personal Property and Sale of CSU Services
Effective Date:May 10, 2012

Updated: March 1, 2012 (Supersedes Policy on the Safeguarding of State Property, dated July 1, 2008.)
Index Cross-References: California State University Use of University and Private Vehicles Policy Guidelines
Policy File Number: ADM-0164


The Safeguarding and Disposal of State Property

With Executive Order 409, the Board of Trustees delegated to the President the authority to sell or exchange any state property belonging to the University, including establishing a Property Survey Board to serve in the disposing of University property. Additionally, Executive Order 649 delegated to each campus president the authority to establish and maintain a system of internal controls to safeguard state property. The term state property for the purpose of this policy means personal property owned by the University, and includes machines and equipment which are not permanently attached to or incorporated in state buildings and on state grounds. This policy governs the procedure for safeguarding and as needed the disposal of state property at California State University, Sacramento. 

It is the responsibility of Department Chairs, Deans, Directors, and Program Administrators to control and safeguard all items of value in their charge, including tracking and accounting for certain types of property as required by the procedure. Additionally, they are responsible for insuring the immediate notification of Public Safety and the Supervisor of Property Accounting and Receiving when property has been lost or stolen and that the procedures for disposing of state property are followed when their department has property that is no longer being utilized. 

The accountability for all property assigned to or owned by California State University, Sacramento is the responsibility of Property Management. Detailed reports, documentation, audit trails and transactions involving property are maintained for good stewardship and audit purposes.
The Property Survey Board’s responsibility is to insure that the best interest of the University is served in disposing of State property and to enforce equipment accountability.

The University’s Vice President for Administration/Chief Financial Officer and designees are responsible for the administration of this policy. 

This policy and subsequent procedure applies to all University employees, who ultimately have the responsibility for safeguarding state property and insuring proper disposal when the property is no longer being utilized.



Approved by Alexander Gonzalez, President

May 10, 2012