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  • The effective stewardship and accountability of property, both West Virginia University and sponsor owned, are essential.
  • Property is accountable to designated departments, each of which is responsible for the day-to-day management, use, care, record-keeping and disposal of assets.
  • Each employee of West Virginia University has a general obligation to safeguard and make appropriate use of property owned by or accountable to the University.
  • This includes property either assigned for individual use, or as part of a common area. This obligation includes but is not limited to:
      • Notifying/updating Property Management of the acquisition, movement, or disposal of property,
      • Exercising reasonable care in use to prevent damage and maintain good condition,
      • Exercising reasonable security measures to prevent theft or misuse,
      • Reporting lost, stolen, damaged or other wise impaired property to appropriate parties, including but not limited to a direct supervisor or common area manager.