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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.

Procedure: Compensation for loss or damage to personal property

Purpose

To inform staff as to the procedures involved in the compensation for loss or damage to personal property.

Procedure

  1. Notwithstanding the procedures detailed below, the Vice-Chancellor may authorise an alternate process for managing this employment condition, which will be consistent with the policy applying to this condition, to suit individual circumstances.
  2. Where loss or damage is caused to staff members’ personal property that is held on University premises because this property contributes to the performance of their work, compensation may be paid by the University.

Consideration of applications for compensation

  1. Applications for compensation for property loss or damage will be considered on a case-by-case basis and any ensuing payments will be made on an ex-gratia basis. The University may take into account any depreciation of the item when determining the amount of compensation payable.
  2. 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 relevant Dean or Director will consider whether compensation is payable and advise on an appropriate level of compensation.
  3. The Facilities & Services Division will determine whether compensation is payable and advise on the appropriate level of compensation for property damage or loss occurring on the grounds of the ANU campus or from a structural defect within or on the exterior of a campus building.

Payment arrangements

  1. Where compensation has been approved by the relevant Dean or Director for property loss or damage on campus, the area concerned should contact Finance and Business Services Division to arrange for payment.

Information

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Title Compensation for loss or damage to personal property
Document Type Procedure
Document Number ANUP_000565
Version
Purpose To inform staff as to the procedures involved in the compensation for loss or damage to personal property.
Audience Staff
Category Administrative
Topic/ SubTopic Staff - Grievances & Appeals
 
Effective Date 15 Aug 2018
Next Review Date 30 Jun 2024
 
Responsible Officer: Chief People Officer
Approved By: Chief Operating Officer
Contact Area Human Resources Division
Authority: Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013
Delegations 0

Information generated and received by ANU staff in the course of conducting business on behalf of ANU is a record and should be captured by an authorised recordkeeping system. To learn more about University records and recordkeeping practice at ANU, see ANU recordkeeping and Policy: Records and archives management.

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