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Category:
Financial
Internal Audit


Responsible Office:

Procedure Title:
Reporting Thefts/Losses, Procedures for

Document Number:
9000

Effective Date:
February 23, 2009


This procedure item applies to:
Contract Colleges
State-Operated Campuses

Table of Contents
Summary

Process
Forms
Related Procedures
Other Related Information
Authority
History
Appendices

Summary

Campuses of the State University of New York (University) are required to report theft or loss of State equipment assets in excess of $1,000 to the Office of the State Comptroller (OSC) and System Administration.


Process

Reporting Theft and Loss of Equipment


Section 8 of New York State Finance Law
authorizes the office of the State Comptroller (OSC) to oversee the fiscal concerns of the state. Volume XI, Section 7.0200 of the New York State Accounting User Procedures Manual requires all state agencies, which includes the University, to report improper transactions (i.e., any suspected theft, loss, misuse or inappropriate action involving state funds, equipment, supplies or other assets to the Office of the State Comptroller).

Campuses are required to submit a report of all lost or stolen items to OSC and to the University Controller’s Office on a quarterly basis.  Reporting of lost or stolen equipment should include the following:

If no losses or theft of equipment have occurred, state on the standard form – “no losses or thefts during this reporting period”.    Campuses are required to submit these reports on a quarterly basis to these offices at:

Office of the State Comptroller                                   The State University of New York
Deputy Comptroller                                                   Attn: University Controller’s Office
Division of Management Audit & State                        State University Plaza
Financial Services                                                    Albany, NY 12246
110 State Street., 11th Floor     
Albany, NY, 12236


Forms

Where applicable, this section contains links and/or references to forms as they relate to this procedure:

Form A - Stolen or Lost Equipment Form


Related Procedures

In support of this procedure, the following links and/or references to related procedures are included:




Other Related Information

There is no other information relevant to this procedure.




Authority

Where applicable, this section contains links and/or references to the authority governing this policy:

Section 8 of New York State Finance Law (Duties of the comptroller)

New York State Accounting User Procedures Manual, Volume XI, Section 7.0200.


History

This section contains links and/or references to the history relevant to this procedure:

Memorandum to all campus business officers from the senior vice chancellor for finance and business, dated July 27, 1990.


Appendices

There are no appendices relevant to this procedure.