Guidelines for reimbursement of damage or loss to employee personal property

Individuals who keep their personal property on campus must assume the risk of loss. It is the expectation that individuals insure their personal property appropriately, and the university is not responsible for loss of university non-owned property.

There may be exceptions and a review of a claim for loss under unusual circumstances when the departmental unit has approved or relies on the person to use their personal property as a part of their job duties. This should be a rare occasion as departments are required to provide resources for their employees to perform their job functions.

Exceptions are rare and must meet the following criteria for review and potential approval to reimburse for loss of personal property.

Information will be supplied to the Office of Risk Management for consideration and discussion with appropriate university departmental units. Claim information may be reviewed by claim adjusters used by the Office of Risk Management. If the claim is approved for reimbursement, the department unit will be charged the department threshold deductible that applies to university and department owned property.


Mission Statement

The Risk Unit is responsible for evaluating loss exposures, assessing liability, handling claims, promoting internal controls and developing effective safety and health programs. The corporate and student insurance plans are managed by this unit.