Number:  233





No member of the staff or faculty shall use any university equipment or supplies for personal use without prior approval.  To do so may result in the immediate termination of employment.


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


An employee should notify his/her 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 used on the job. 


The improper, careless, negligent, destructive, or unsafe use or operation of equipment can result in disciplinary action, up to and including termination of employment.


Employees are responsible for all property, materials, or written information issued to them or in their possession or control.  Employees must return all Amberton University property immediately upon request or upon termination of employment.  Where permitted by applicable, laws, Amberton University may withhold from the employee’s check or final paycheck the cost of any items that are not returned when required.  Amberton University may also take all action deemed appropriate to recover or protect its property.