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Tuesday, April 15, 2003
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10 a.m.
EHS 155
Building Emergency Teams
Building 937, Room 302

10:30 a.m.
EHS 60
Ergonomics for Computer Users
Building 51, Room 201

Computing Sciences, Computer Protection:
Securing Wireless Networks
Ted Sopher, LBLNet Services
Building 50 Auditorium

Environmental Energy Technologies:
Deregulating UK Gas and Electricity Markets: How is Competition Working for Residential Consumers?
Catherine Waddams, Director, Centre for Competition and Regulation, University of East Anglia, UK
Building 90, Room 3148

2 p.m.
EHS 530
Fire Extinguishers
Building 48, Room 109

4 p.m.
Life Sciences Division:
Stem Cells in Normal Breast Development and Breast Cancer, Max S. Wicha, Director, University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center
Building 84, Room 318


8:30 – 11 a.m.
EHS 275
Confined Space Hazards
Building 51, Room 201

11 a.m.
Nuclear Science Division Pugh Lecture: How Relativistic Heavy Ions Help Us Understand the Universe, Berndt Mueller, Duke University
Main Auditorium

11 a.m. – noon
EHS 274
Confined Space-Retraining
Building 51, Room 201

1:30 – 3 p.m.
EHS 135
Earthquake/Wildland Fire Safety
Building 48, Room 109

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Soup: Vegetarian Minestrone
Origins: Tuna Casserole
Adobe Cafe: Taco Salad
Fresh Grille: Reuben Sndwich
B'fast: 6:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Lunch: 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
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SECON level 2

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I have an old piece of equipment – what do I do with it?

As new equipment is purchased or old equipment is replaced, employees are faced with the question of what to do with their old oscilloscope, generator, power supply, recorder, magnet, etc. The answer is to send it to Building 903, the Lab’s Excess Facility.

First, an Equipment Movement Tag (EMT -- Catalog # 7600-59226 available at Stores, x5087) must be completed. Then Transportation (x 5404) should be called to have the asset picked up. The driver will sign the EMT, leaving a copy with the original owner. Property Management recommends that individuals file this copy as proof that the equipment was turned over to Transportation’s custody. When the asset is delivered to 903, the Excess crew will sign for it, and then record the asset as being located at 903. This step takes the asset, if it has a bar-coded property number, out of the prior custodian’s name, and the property database is updated.

If the asset is in operating condition, it is made available via excess screening to other Berkeley Lab employees, then to other DOE contractors, and finally to the General Service Agency (GSA). If there are no interested parties, then it may be excessed to other Federal agencies, donated, or sold on a bid-lot sale. If, however, the asset is broken or non-functional, it is either scrapped for parts or is sold with similar like items on a bid-lot sale. Finally, the Excess operation either processes a redeployment for assets coming back to the Lab or a retirement for assets being disposed of by excess, donation, sale or salvage. Questions should be directed to Tom Hardy, manager of the Warehouse, at 4938.

Reasons to Retire Property
Property Disposition and Retirement

Only the Property Management and Excess organization are authorized to retire property. Property may be retired based on one of the following criteria:

  • Traded in/replaced
  • Lost, destroyed, or damaged
  • Dismantled
  • Stolen
  • Abandoned
  • Unaccounted-for as a result of inventory
  • Transferred outside the Laboratory
  • Donated to a non-profit organization
  • Sold in a Bid-Lot Sale

Most of these transactions are processed at Building 903 -- the Excess facility -- following the normal equipment life cycle. The three primary exceptions are for trade-ins, stolen property reports, and write-off of unaccounted-for property. The Property Management office processes these, based on documentation provided to it by requesters or the property custodians. Property Management prepares a document for each retirement action and then processes the transactions in the property database. If an asset is found, or becomes functional, it may become an active asset again.

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