26. Use of System Property
Employees may not use any System property for personal benefit or pleasure, except books from the libraries and recreational facilities. This includes items such as the fax machine, photocopier, office supplies and computer equipment. Personal long-distance calls should be charged to a personal credit card.
University-owned motor vehicles may be used for official University business only. All TAMUS employees, student workers, etc. who may be required to drive a TAMUS vehicle must have a Motor Vehicle Record (MVR) check and must receive training in advance of use of a University vehicle. Persons using motor vehicles must complete a daily use report on forms provided. Policy and law prohibit misuse of University vehicles, including false reporting.
University property is an asset that must be accounted for and safeguarded. Certain items qualify to be inventoried. Each department has been assigned a property officer who is responsible for their area's assets. Property should not be moved from offices or rooms (including classrooms) without proper authority. A state official or employee shall be pecuniary liable to the state for any loss sustained as a result of negligence or wrongful act where property is lost, damaged or destroyed.
The Texas A&M University System Equipment Management Manual sets forth policies and regulations governing property management for all system members. Specific procedures for each member are maintained by the respective A&M System Member. This manual contains property management rules that are intended to supplement the TAMUS Equipment Management Manual and are specific to Texas A&M University-Commerce. This manual prescribes additional requirements deemed necessary to establish a comprehensive property management program. The procedures set forth herein are established to comply with the rules of property management and reporting as defined by the State Comptroller and the A&M System Equipment Management Manual.