Memorandum 27 – Use of University Owned Equipment and Vehicles

Reviewed and approved February 2011

Purpose

This policy helps to assure that students, faculty and staff have the equipment needed to fulfill their requirements and to assure that University-owned equipment and vehicles are used in a safe manner that appropriately supports University operations.

Policy

The use of University-owned equipment or vehicles for anything other than official University business is strictly prohibited. Violation of this policy may result in disciplinary action.

Responsibility

Notify your supervisor if any equipment, machines, tools, or vehicles appear to be damaged, defective, or in need of repair. Prompt reporting of damages, defects, and the need for repairs could prevent deterioration of equipment and possible injury to employees or others. The supervisor can answer any questions about an employee’s responsibility for maintenance and care of equipment or vehicles used on the job.

Implementation/Guidelines

Equipment and vehicles essential in accomplishing job duties are expensive and may be difficult to replace. When using University property, employees are expected to exercise care, perform required maintenance, and follow all operating instructions, safety standards, and guidelines.

The University maintains full insurance coverage for vehicles and equipment used for University business.

Contact Offices

  • Your immediate supervisor

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