Section 16: Maintenance

The PI/Departmental Administrator is responsible for the care, maintenance and utilization of government property in his/her possession or control from the time of receipt of the property until relieved of responsibility by the agency. The PI/Departmental Administrator will ensure that the property is maintained and repaired by qualified laboratory technicians or return it to the manufacturer for repair as the situation may require. The PI is also responsible for assuring that only qualified technical project personnel use the property and assuring that the property is protected from any deteriorating elements. The PI/Departmental Administrator shall establish a program of regular preventative maintenance and keep records reflecting the nature and cost of repairs, parts replaced and cost.