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NOTICE:  LBNL Excess & Salvage Move to UCB Surplus

May/June 2020

Beginning June 1, 2020, LBNL Excess & Salvage will be processed by UCB Surplus

For frequently asked questions, please visit the Excess Services page


Tracking Lab Property Removed from the Lab

April 8, 2020

Business Managers/Deputies for Ops:

The purpose of this message is to remind you that Lab property that has gone home with your employees, whether tagged or untagged, needs to be tracked.

As part of this process, it is the responsibility of each division to approve and document the removal of all property under their stewardship. This will help in assuring that all property that was removed from the site or purchased during the shelter-in-place is promptly returned when the shelter-in-place is lifted.

Berkeley Lab’s current COVID-19 policy allows for responsible use and accounting of:

  • Property that was removed from Berkeley Lab to accomplish remote work in support of Berkeley Lab’s mission. This includes items such as computers, tablets, monitors, keyboards, mice, footrests, wrist rests, laptop stands/risers, and seat/back cushions.

  • Property that divisions have approved for their staff to purchase and have drop- shipped to their home to accomplish remote work that is in support of Berkeley Lab’s mission. This includes ergonomic accessories as identified above and on the ergonomic website.

  • Note that the following may not be removed nor purchased: any furniture including but not limited to keyboard trays, monitor arms, chairs, desks, sit/stand desktops, desktop converters, sit/stand desks, lamps. See website for current policy. (Policy on ergo furniture is in the process of being revised and should be forthcoming)

If you are purchasing additional equipment, consider the needs of the employees, choose economical solutions, and ensure that property, with and without barcodes, is tracked by your division.  As an example, the OCFO Division has implemented this tracking requirement through the use of a division-wide Google sheet that a custodian can use to directly enter information about the equipment removed from the site or purchased. A sample can be found here.

Thank you for your stewardship of the Lab’s Property.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.

Dave McFann
Berkeley Lab Property Manager
[email protected]
510-486-6769

Recipients (List attached):

  • Deputies for Ops and Business Managers
  • Division Directors
  • Associate Lab Directors