Employees are expected to exercise care in the use of University equipment and property and use this property only for authorized purposes. Loss, damages or theft of University property should be reported at once. Negligence in the care and use of University property may be considered grounds for discipline, up to and including termination.
The University’s equipment, including postage, fax and copy machine, is intended to be used for business purposes. An employee may only use this equipment for non-business purposes in an emergency and only with supervisor permission. Personal usage, in an emergency, of these or other equipment that results in a charge to the University should be reported immediately to your supervisor so that reimbursement can be made.
Misappropriation of University assets is a theft and a breach of duty to the University. An employee engaging in this action is subject to immediate termination and prosecution, if applicable.
University equipment is to be used only for University activities. Personal use or use for private gain is prohibited. University equipment must not be loaned to non-campus organizations, except to departments of the state or federal government under special, approved circumstances. University equipment cannot be taken off campus, except where approved in writing by supervisor.
Upon termination of employment, the employee must return all University property, equipment, work product and documents in his or her possession or control.
If an employee becomes aware of the theft or misuse of University assets, employees must immediately report the matter to their respective supervisor or the Office of Employee Services.
Policy updated on: Oct. 24, 2018