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Federal Personal Property Disposal: Procedures and Reforms [August 20, 2019]   [open pdf - 1MB]

From the Summary: "'Federal personal property' is generally defined as anything the government owns that is not real property. Common examples of personal property include furniture, cars, laptops, scientific equipment, and machinery. Sound management of the government's personal property inventory--which is valued at more than $1 trillion--is necessary to mitigate the risk of waste, fraud, and loss. Federal statutes and regulations require agencies to regularly survey their personal property inventories and dispose of items they no longer need (excess personal property). When an agency identifies excess property, it must first offer it at no charge to other federal agencies. If excess property is not transferred to another federal agency, it is then declared 'surplus' and may be transferred to a State Agency for Surplus Property (SASP) for distribution to state and local governments and nonprofits. Surplus personal property that is not donated may be sold to the public. Unsold surplus property may be abandoned or destroyed (including through recycling)."

Report Number:
CRS Report for Congress, R45876
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2019-08-20
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Public Domain
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Congressional Research Service: https://crsreports.congress.gov/
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pdf
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