The State Administrative Manual (SAM), Section 8600, outlines requirements for property accounting to ensure uniform accountability for State property. Specific instructions are provided for the acquisition, maintenance, control, and disposition of property. SAM also requires State agencies to make a physical count of all property and reconcile the count with accounting records at least once every three years. The campus Property Management Office has instituted a three year rotating inventory calendar to satisfy this requirement (approximately one-third of the campus' property is inventoried each year).

To assist the campus in meeting the SAM directives on property accounting, this handbook contains guidelines for those responsible for property. Questions, requests for assistance, suggestions regarding these guidelines, and any property related inquiries, should be directed to the Property Management Office.