> FY 2023 Wall to Wall Inventory
Physical Inventories – Annual
Precious Metals Inventories – Annual
Controlled Substance Inventories – Annual

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FY 2023 Wall to Wall Inventory

FY2023 Wall to Wall Inventory Kickoff Meeting Presentation (.pptx) and Zoom Recording (MP4)

Assets are counted for the inventory using the following methods:

Presentation: How to successfully complete a Request to Retire Personal Property form for inventory losses

The following FY2023 Wall to Wall Inventory schedule highlights key starting dates and important deadlines for Berkeley Lab:


Begin Date

Completion Date

Inventory Plan submitted to DOE September 30, 2022
FY23 Wall to Wall Inventory period October 1, 2022 August 31, 2023
Inventory base officially selected September 28, 2022 September 28, 2022
Selected assets to be inventoried distributed to divisions September 28, 2022 September 28, 2022
Divisional inventory period (physical inventory period)* October 1, 2022 June 30, 2023
Precious Metals Inventory January 4, 2023 March 30, 2023
Property retirement packets submitted by division to Property Management July 1, 2023 July 31, 2023
Inventory validation August 1, 2023 August 15, 2023
Final inventory report submitted to DOE August 31, 2022

* Divisional inventory period is the time the divisions have to locate their assets

FY2023 Completion Timeline and Targets

Period #

Start Date

End Date

Expected Completion %

1 10/01/22 11/30/22 80%
2 12/01/22 12/31/22 85%
3 01/01/23 01/30/23 90%
4 02/01/23 02/28/23 95%
5 03/01/23 04/30/23 99%
6 05/01/23 06/30/23 100%

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Physical Inventories – Annual

Berkeley Lab is committed to maintaining a property management system that results in the efficient management of property entrusted to its care.

The general concept of property management at Berkeley Lab is to assign accountability for property to the divisions, the line management, and the custodian using it.

Personal property accountability includes responsibilities for such tasks as presenting personal property for identification and tagging, ensuring the assets are on the property record and properly assigned, securing and maintaining records relating to the assets, tracking the movement of assets, recording changes in physical condition, and conducting physical inventories.

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Precious Metals Inventories – Annual

The Precious Metals inventory is conducted annually from October 1st through April 30th in accordance with Berkeley Lab Annual Inventory Plan. Any custodian* who holds precious metals and uses them for research is subject to inventory. The Precious Metals Control Officer (PMCO) will set up individual meetings with researcher’s to weigh each accessible metal, reconcile activity logs and verify the holdings are secured in a locked location. Upon completion of the inventory, each researcher will receive an annual statement of their current results. These results are subject to post inventory validation.

Precious metal custodians must be employees of Lawrence Berkeley Lab, although guests, post-docs and graduate assistants may use the metals to carry out research.

For any activity regarding precious metals, whether acquisition, transfer or disposal, please contact Property Management. All new custodians must notify Property Management to ensure accurate records are being maintained.

For more information about the Precious Metals Program at Berkeley Lab, please view our Precious Metals Program Brochure or contact Property Management.

To acquire precious metals, please complete the Request for Precious Metals form.

* Custodians of Precious Metals must be employees of Berkeley Lab, although guests, post-docs and graduate assistants may use the metals to carry out research.

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Controlled Substance Inventories – Annual

Controlled Substances are acquired, managed and disposed of in accordance with Berkeley Lab’s Environment, Health & Safety Manual – Controlled Substances and are considered Sensitive Property by definition.  In general, the Environment / Health / Safety Division has overall responsibility for Controlled Substances.  Property Management is responsible for conducting and reporting the outcome of the required annual inventory.

For more information, please visit the LBNL Controlled Substance Program page on the Environment / Health / Safety Division website.

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