Facilities Planning
Oneonta, NY 13820
(607) 436-3224

Maintenance
103 Service Building
Oneonta, NY 13820
(607) 436-2507

 

Office of Facilities, Safety and Physical Plant

Equipment Management

 
 


INVENTORY THRESHOLD REVISION 7/15/2016

The campus Property Management Office is assigned the task of administering the Property Control System (PCS) and ensuring that the campus meets State and Research Foundation requirements.

According to the SUNY Property Control System Manual, “for State-owned equipment below the $5000 University capitalization threshold, campuses are not required to assign inventory tags to these assets but are responsible for assigning an ownership tag.” (Section 1.A)

It should be understood, however, that this inventory threshold does not relieve us of our responsibility to safeguard assets regardless of their value. Departments should make every effort to be good stewards of State-owned equipment within their jurisdiction.

Effective July 15, 2016:

  1. All state-owned equipment that is moveable and vulnerable to theft or loss, valued at $5000 or above, with a life expectancy of greater than one year, will be assigned an inventory tag by the Property Management office and will be recorded in the PCS. Property Management reviews State and Research Foundation purchase orders to identify equipment that will require an inventory tag. These items will be added to PCS and an asset decal will be affixed to the item within fifteen business days of notification to Property Management that equipment has been received by a department.
  2. For items under the $5000 threshold, the property management office will distribute ownership tags based on purchase orders. It is the ordering department’s responsibility to tag new equipment. It is strongly recommended that an inventory of equipment be kept at the departmental level.
  3. Property Management may choose to place inventory tags on items under the $5000 threshold on equipment deemed of particular importance to the campus.
  4. Spot checks of equipment will be done periodically throughout the academic year. See the SUNY Property Control System Manual, Section 1.A part 2.
  5. For the annual inventory beginning February 2017, departments will be provided a report for verification that includes equipment that meets the $5000 and above threshold.
  6. Any lost or stolen equipment must be reported by the department to University Police and Property Management as soon as its loss is confirmed.
  7. All authorizations for equipment to be used off-campus will be managed and tracked at the department level with an Off-Campus-Use form.

This system of property management allows departments to better monitor the use and movement of equipment purchased by their respective offices. It also provides the campus with a tool to ensure that State- and Research Foundation-owned equipment is tracked properly and applies consideration of the fiscal responsibility to the campus in maintaining accurate and timely inventory reporting.

The College will continue to follow SUNY Procedure as defined in the PCS Manual and carried out by our sister institutions.

Definitions:

Moveable and vulnerable: Items that are not physically attached to buildings or otherwise wired, plumbed, networked or secured in a way that would make removal unreasonably difficult or easily noted.

Life expectancy: The reasonable duration of an item’s use in service.

Value: An item’s original procurement cost, less depreciation due to eventual obsolescence or failure.

Equipment Deemed of Particular Importance: Some equipment below the $5000 threshold may constitute a legal or safety liability for the College and may also represent an unusually attractive opportunity for theft, and will therefore be inventoried accordingly.

References:

SUNY Property Control System Manual
https://www.suny.edu/sunypp/documents.cfm?doc_id=601

Off-Campus-Use Form
http://www.oneonta.edu/facilities/documents/procedures/Off-Campus-Use.pdf

For further information, contact:

Willy Wood: William.Wood@oneonta.edu
Deb Wolfanger: Deborah.Wolfanger@oneonta.edu

MOVING EQUIPMENT

When inventoried equipment above the $5000 threshold (as detailed above) is moved between buildings and/or between departments without notification to the Property Management Office the annual review process is unnecessarily complicated for the Departments involved and for Property Control. When equipment has been or will be moved, notify the Property Management office immediately by email to:
 William.Wood@oneonta.edu or Deborah.Wolfanger@oneonta.edu or by memo to Willy Wood or Deb Wolfanger, Facilities Planning & Property Management. Provide the following information:

  • Description (computer, printer, monitor, etc.)
  • SUNY-Oneonta decal number, if applicable
  • Manufacturer's serial number
  • Previous location
  • New location

Other movements or reassignment of equipment should be documented appropriately in each department's local inventory.

ADDING NEW EQUIPMENT TO EQUIPMENT INVENTORY

When making purchases using your SUNY Oneonta Visa card,  ALWAYS send a copy of the purchase requisition, including the Visa document number, for EQUIPMENT purchases to Willy Wood in Property Management.  Willy will determine if the equipment meets the criteria for inclusion on the equipment inventory.  You can send via campus mail, email or fax to 2568. When equipment is purchased through our Purchasing Department, Property Management is routinely notified so items that meet the criteria can be added to the College’s equipment inventory. However, if your new equipment has not been tagged within 30 days of receipt, please contact Willy Wood or Deb Wolfanger by email to William.Wood@oneonta.edu or Deborah.Wolfanger@oneonta.edu or by memo to Willy Wood or Deb Wolfanger, Facilities Planning & Property Management. Please include the Purchase Order or Visa document number

SURPLUS EQUIPMENT

All departments should direct requests to have surplus computers or related equipment removed from your department to Mark English, Manager – Technology Services via memo or email Mark.English@oneonta.edu with copy to Willy Wood or Deb Wolfanger at   William.Wood@oneonta.edu or Deborah.Wolfanger@oneonta.edu Computer hard-drives will be reformatted, insuring removal of any sensitive information, & the equipment will be evaluated for possible reassignment to another department on campus. Direct surplus requests for non-computer equipment to Willy Wood. Include the following data on all surplus requests: 

  • Description (computer, printer, monitor, etc.)
  • SUNY-Oneonta decal number
  • Manufacturer's serial number
  • Condition
  • Current location

Note: Storing furniture or equipment in hallways or service entrances, even temporarily, is NOT ALLOWED and is a violation of fire code regulations!

SURPLUS FURNITURE

Request removal of surplus FURNITURE (desks, chairs, tables, file cabinets, book cases etc.) by submitting a Work Request via the Campus Work Request system.


Contact Willy Wood at ext. 3232 or Deb Wolfanger at ext. 2621 for further information regarding Property Management issues.