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Suggestions for Reducing Loss to University Personal Property
Move all transportable equipment away from un-shuttered windows and secure against interior walls.
Take all employee personal property home.
Cover computers, typewriters, office furnishings, including desks and file cabinets, with plastic sheeting. Secure sheeting with twine or rope so that it will remain in place in the event a window is blown out.
Store small equipment inside covered filing cabinets.
Remove valuable papers and artwork to a more secure area for storage until after the storm.
Plastic garbage cans with lock down tops may be used to store valuable equipment and papers.
Secure or develop an inventory of all office equipment and furnishings. The inventory should include: description of item, decal numbers, serial numbers, and value.
Secure and keep in a safe place, copies of purchase orders used to purchase each item in your equipment inventory.
Maintain a copy of the attached directions for completing a property claim for University equipment damaged or destroyed.