2019-2020 Employee Handbook

College Property

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

Proper care of all college-owned property will ensure better operation and reduce maintenance and replacement costs. Misuse of equipment or property impacts upon the effective operations of the work unit and the services we provide. An employee who loses or damages college equipment or property may be required to reimburse the college for its cost. The failure of an employee to reimburse the college may result in action being taken under the policy for collection of funds owed to the college by employees. In the event that an employee is terminated or voluntarily leaves the college’s employ, the entire amount of the debt will be deducted from the employee’s final paycheck. No college-owned property is to be used for other than official college business.

Upon approval by the department head and notification to the vice president of Administration and Finance, an employee may be authorized to take college-owned equipment home to perform official college business.

Please notify the supervisor if any equipment, machines, tools, or vehicles appear to be damaged, defective or in need of repair. Prompt reporting of damages, defects and needed 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.

The improper, careless, negligent, destructive or unsafe use or operation of equipment or vehicles, as well as excessive or avoidable traffic and parking violations, can result in disciplinary action, up to and including termination of employment.

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