13 June 2006

University Assets

A proposed audit of the Division's assets raises the issue of asset management.

Staff need to be reminded that there is a strict procedure to follow in order to dispose of University assets. Items on the University Asset Register must be returned to the Technical Services Unit for disposal if they are no longer in use.

If an asset is stolen or broken irreparably this should be reported to cehelpdesk so the necessary paperwork can be completed to get the asset off the University’s books. Similarly leased items or items on the University Asset Register should not be redeployed or moved without the knowledge of the TSU.

With the move to leasing the University has also entered into an agreement with Macquarie Technology Services (http://www.macquarie.com/mts/) to dispose of University IT assets. Staff wanting to buy second hand equipment are encouraged to purchase the equipment they need from MTS via its eBay store (http://stores.ebay.com.au/Macquarie-Technology-Services).

There will be an audit of the University assets held by the Division between Tuesday 20 and Thursday 22 June 2006. Asset Officers will be visiting all Divisional offices and other spaces to check equipment on the Asset Register.