Biohazardous Waste: Hazardous biological materials which can impact the environment, agriculture, and cause disease to living organisms, including humans, animals and plants.
Cannibalization: The removal of parts or portions of equipment in order to use them in another – make one serviceable item out of two or more non-serviceable units.
Disposal: Disposal of Property refers to any one of the following actions by a Responsible Department and the PMO:
- Surplus/re-use within the University
- Trade-In to vendor as part of purchase of replacement Property
- Sale or donation to an individual or organization outside of the University, including employees and students
- Junk / Scrap / Recycle -- if Property not usable/operational
Electronic Waste (“E-waste”): Any unwanted electronic device likely to contain hazardous materials, such as lead and mercury. A partial list includes: CRT devices, LCD screens, computers and peripherals, printers, copy machines, telephones and microwaves.
Federally Funded Property: Includes all Property purchased with grant funds from a Federal agency in conjunction with the Office of Research Administration. Examples: Department of Defense, National Science Foundation, National Institute of Health.
GUS – Grizzly University Storage: A Property Management Office facility located near the P35 parking lot used for storage and Disposal of material, furniture, and equipment released as surplus by Responsible Departments.
Notice of Computer Release: Form used by a system administrator to acknowledge that all data and software has been removed from a computer prior to release to PMO. It is available on the UTS website.
Property: As used in the context of this policy is defined as a tangible item owned by, or in possession of, the University which is nonexpendable - that is, not consumed in use and retains its original identity during the period of use. This typically includes vehicles, furniture, electronics and other equipment. It does not include real Property (land or buildings) nor expendable supplies.
Property Management Office (PMO): The Property Management Office is a department of the Finance and Administration Division.
Property Release Form (PRF): An official Oakland University form used to reassign or release University Property. A digital copy of this form can be found on the PMO website or by email request to the PMO office.
Responsible Department: The operating department responsible for, or having custody of, University Property.
Surplus Property: Items -- including furniture, vehicles and equipment – that no longer have useful value to the Responsible Department.