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This policy document is currently under review to reflect The Australian National University Enterprise Agreement 2023-2026, which came into effect on 5 December 2023. Until this has been reviewed, the new Enterprise Agreement will take precedence over the provisions outlined in this document.

Policy: Loss or damage to personal property

Purpose

To outline the University's provisions for loss or damage to personal property.

Overview

The University's provisions for loss or damage to personal property.

Scope

This Policy applies across the University.

Policy Statement

  1. Staff members may hold personal property on University premises where this property contributes to the performance of their work.
  2. The University is not responsible for loss of or damage to personal property of a staff member on University premises unless the loss or damage results from lack of reasonable care by the University or by another staff member of the University in the performance of his or her work.
  3. Compensation may be paid by the University to a staff member where the loss or damage is caused by a defect in the University's material or equipment, or is suffered by the staff member in protecting the University's property from loss or damage. The University may take into account the age and serviceability of the item when determining the amount of compensation payable.
  4. Where staff members hold personal property on University premises that is not associated with the performance of their work, the University will not be liable for the loss of, or damage to, that property.

Information

Printable version (PDF)
Title Loss or damage to personal property
Document Type Policy
Document Number ANUP_000428
Version
Purpose To outline the University's provisions for loss or damage to personal property.
Audience Staff
Category Administrative
Topic/ SubTopic Staff - Grievances & Appeals
 
Effective Date 1 Apr 2019
Next Review Date 30 Jun 2024
 
Responsible Officer: Chief People Officer
Approved By: Vice-Chancellor
Contact Area Human Resources Division
Authority:
Delegations 0

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