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Training: Property Management

Hands-on, interactive training for new or experienced employees covers all phases of departmental property management. Completion of all three sessions will lead to a Departmental Property Manager (DPM) certification if completed within two years. Training and certification is sponsored by ABS, OCG, and Property Services.

Please register by email and include your CU ID# and phone # to: If you have questions, email or call Greg Roers at 303-492-6376. There is additional information on the Property Central site. Offered once a year.

Session & Topic Date Day Time Where
Session 1: General Overview. The training covers the entire life cycle—purchasing, inventory, transfers, and disposal and will highlight best practices, explain the rationale for campus guidelines, and show you where to get answers to all your capital property questions. February 11, 2014 Tue 9:00-Noon ARC
Session 2: Focus is on equipment disposal, transfer to another campus, donation to a non-profit, trade-ins, etc. Learn how to create disposal requests. Find out what happens to UCB surplus property once it is picked up from your department. Presented by Property Services. Contact Jack Brubaker, 492-7207 or Jilliandra Michko, 492-6324

April 22, 2014

Tue 9:30-11:30 MSSC
room W179
Session 3: Focus is on equipment purchased with sponsored/federal money and the additional tracking requirements. Presented by Pat Dodson of OCG, 303-735-6277. Nov 11, 2014 Tue 9:00-Noon ARC room 620

Why Certification?

DPMs often wear multiple hats within their departments and each hat includes a competing priority or interest. CU employs a decentralized property management system and the DPM position is the frontline administrator of the system. Knowing more about the DPM role, policies, and why procedures need to be done a certain way can help you plan your work. UCB has over a billion dollars in capital assets, and approximately half of that is administered by DPMs. That is a huge responsibility to ensure equipment is purchased, maintained, and disposed of properly.

Learn from other departments and share your best practices as well; e.g. taking pictures of equipment as it is tagged helps identify what you are looking for when taking inventory, using a barcode scanner to help with inventory, understanding the disposal process.

Certification is a commitment to develop a cadre of informed and invested professionals who understand the importance of frontline administration of approximately $500 million dollars of capital assets.