Resources for Boulder Campus Property Managers

Description: The new Property Q&A session, coordinated by OCG Property Officer, Penny Mathews, is a collaboration between OCG, the Campus Controllers Office, Property Accounting Office and campus partners. Property Q&A sessions will be hosted by a panel of Sponsored Project Specialists, Department Research Administrators and Department Financial Staff who are available to discuss property with anyone on campus who purchases, manages and/or tracks property.

No property knowledge is needed to join! Anyone interested in learning about property and networking with others on campus are welcome. The panel is available to provide guidance and answer questions around a variety of topics, including best practices, management of property and equipment purchased with University funds, tracking and tagging, inventory, closeout, disposal process, terms and conditions of sponsor titled and conditionally titled equipment, purchasing in marketplace, fabrications, use of Petty Cash and Gift Cards, campus policies and accounting functions, sponsor obligations related to award property clauses, and financial processes.

Property Q&A will meet quarterly.

Visit the BUFF SURPLUS site to:

  • List the items that your department no longer needs
  • Look for items your department could use
  • Email with any questions

Tips for Departments

  • Having trouble keeping track of which room your equipment has been moved to - see the Best Practices tab for a helpful poster.

Please remember, a department: 

  • Cannot give/sell the item to faculty/staff. CU holds auctions to provide equal opportunity to purchase an item.
  • Cannot give/sell directly to a company/person/charity.
  • Cannot allow a transferring PI to take an item without permission from CU and acceptance of the item from the receiving institution. Legally, CU transfers the item to the receiving institution, not the PI.

Purchasing/Receiving Capital Equipment

Tracking/Maintenance of Tagged Equipment

  • Cannibalization is when a dept disassembles a tag and uses the pieces for other uses.

  • Impaired: Equipment no longer used for intended purpose due to reduced functionality.

Office of Contracts & Grants

  • Forms Link takes you to OCG's webpage for property.

Property Disposal/Transfers/Donations off campus

Would you like 'read-only' access to PeopleSoft Asset Management?

PSAM allows you to query your departmental assets to review their tag#, location, funding source, responsible person, etc. It's a great way to manage your assets and reduce your biennial inventory headaches. Contact Melissa Keller at 303-492-8030 to get started.