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Title: Report on the inspection of the management of excess personal property at Sandia National Laboratory, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Abstract

The inspection (in response to a hot-line allegation) revealed that immediate management attention is needed to properly control, store, and dispose of excess personal property at Sandia. Sandia`s property management system had not been approved by DOE as required by departmental policies and procedures. Some valuable items of Government personal property, including personal computers and wooden tables, were stored outside. Sandia`s property reapplication process allowed used property in good condition to be classified and processed as ``salvage,`` preventing this property from going through the DOE and GSA`s excess property screening process. Sandia had commingled property that had not been radiologically screened with screened property, creating the potential for cross surface contamination. Some deficiencies identified in the 1987 Property Reutilization and Disposal Review has not been complied with or requires further management attention. Lack of adequate internal controls resulted in Government property being auctioned off as salvage. In order to prevent future excess property disposal problems, DOE should consider studying the potential impact of organizational changes, downsizing, and initiatives on excess property management. Recommendations are given.

Publication Date:
Research Org.:
USDOE Office of Inspector General, Washington, DC (United States). Office of Inspections
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
10134931
Report Number(s):
DOE/IG-0343
ON: TI94008672; NC: NONE
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: DN: Report to The Secretary; PBD: 1 Mar 1994
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
99 GENERAL AND MISCELLANEOUS//MATHEMATICS, COMPUTING, AND INFORMATION SCIENCE; SANDIA LABORATORIES; PROPERTY MANAGEMENT; INSPECTION; US DOE; US DOE INSPECTOR GENERAL; RADIATION PROTECTION; RECOMMENDATIONS; 990100; MANAGEMENT

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abstractNote = {The inspection (in response to a hot-line allegation) revealed that immediate management attention is needed to properly control, store, and dispose of excess personal property at Sandia. Sandia`s property management system had not been approved by DOE as required by departmental policies and procedures. Some valuable items of Government personal property, including personal computers and wooden tables, were stored outside. Sandia`s property reapplication process allowed used property in good condition to be classified and processed as ``salvage,`` preventing this property from going through the DOE and GSA`s excess property screening process. Sandia had commingled property that had not been radiologically screened with screened property, creating the potential for cross surface contamination. Some deficiencies identified in the 1987 Property Reutilization and Disposal Review has not been complied with or requires further management attention. Lack of adequate internal controls resulted in Government property being auctioned off as salvage. In order to prevent future excess property disposal problems, DOE should consider studying the potential impact of organizational changes, downsizing, and initiatives on excess property management. Recommendations are given.},
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