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  • Each item of property at West Virginia University, whether university or sponsor-owned, is accountable to a designated department.
  • This department is responsible for the stewardship and appropriate use of the property throughout its life.
  • Primary objectives of an effective utilization program are to ensure that the property is used to the maximum extent possible throughout its useful life and that it is declared excess in a timely manner when no longer needed (see “excess property” below).
  • The Property Management department must report government owned property excess to the appropriate federal agency.
  • West Virginia University departments may only use government property for the uses they described before they received it. The department must:
      • Receive authorization from the appropriate federal agency before they may use federal property for non-contractual purposes.
      • Establish methods to determine and allocate rental charges if they get permission to use the property for a different use.