Equipment is defined for Migrant & Seasonal Head Start delegate agencies as tangible property of a non-consumable nature with a life expectancy of one year or more. Inventory must be completed for all equipment, which is purchased at a cost of $500.00 or more.
Property records will be maintained at grantee and delegate offices for all items of equipment and must contain the following:
Each employee will be responsible for all federal, state, and agency property and materials located at his or her duty-station. The Head Start Director and Board of Directors will be immediately notified of loss, damage, or destruction of property.
The Delegate Director will file a report with police and a claim with the insurance company for losses valued more that $500.00. The Delegate Director will immediately fill out the Disposition of Property report, and send to the grantee Director, who will request relief from liability from the Regional Program Specialist. The delegate agency will be held responsible for property pending the decision of the Migrant and Seasonal Programs Branch.
When original or replacement equipment is no longer to be used in programs currently or previously sponsored by grantors, disposition will be made only with approval of grantee administration. (See form.) When approval is given, the property may be disposed of, and the property records and General Ledger reconciled.
Two staff members will take a physical inventory of all equipment annually. The Director and Fiscal Coordinator will reconcile the physical inventory with the last previous inventory. All discrepancies must be properly explained and reported to the board and the Grantee immediately.
Disposal of any and all equipment with an original purchase cost of $500.00 or more can only be done after the approval of the Migrant & Seasonal Head Start Director.
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