Non-Monetary Gifts Procedures

The Property Office would like to remind departments of the procedures for handling non-monetary gifts.

A non-monetary gift, commonly identified as “gift-in-kind”, is a voluntary contribution of goods or services that can be used to advance the mission of San José State University or can be readily converted to cash and may qualify as a charitable deduction for the person(s) making the gift. A Non-Monetary Gift Acceptance form must be completed with appropriate approval signatures before a gift can be officially accepted by the university.  Instructions for completion of the form, definitions, and the procedure for distribution and approval of the form are included in the form documentation.

Non-Monetary Gifts which exceed $5,000 must have a completed form routed to the university’s Property Office to assure entry into the university’s inventory tracking system.

Please refer to the Property Manual for more information.

Tagging & Inventory Requirements for Sensitive Equipment Purchases

Campus Purchase Approvers:

In response to CSU Special Audit 1491 – Recommendation 13, this message is to serve as a reminder and directive for compliance regarding the handling of Sensitive Electronic Equipment in accordance with SJSU Standards and CSU Policy.

Sensitive Electronic Equipment is defined as any items which are at high-risk for theft or could be used to store highly secret information.  This definition includes Workstations, Laptops and Tablets capable of storing confidential data, even those under the $5,000 accounting threshold upheld by the SJSU Property Office.

Per ICSUAM8065 and SJSU Standards:

1.      Each department is responsible for both physically securing and maintaining an accurate inventory of all Sensitive Electronic Equipment.  This inventory shall include equipment purchased by or on behalf of individuals within the department as well as through alternative purchasing methods such as ProCard or the Workstation Refresh Program.  Departmental inventories shall include at minimum:  Make, Model, SJSU Tag Number and either location or owner.

2.      Each department shall audit this inventory on an annual basis and produce a list of Sensitive Electronic Equipment for my review as part of the campus Annual Information Security Risk Assessment.  These procedures are for the purpose of prevention of theft/loss and safeguarding confidential data.

Physical tags shall be provided by IT Services to departments upon request.  Please contact the Information Security Office with any questions or to request tags at

Thank You,

Mike Cook
Director, Identity, Security, and Desktop Services
Information Security Officer,  IT Services
San José State University
408.924.1705 (Desk & Cell)
805-674-1884 (Text)

New Contact for Property Coordinator

It is with personal regret but warm wishes that we announce the retirement of Ruben Araiza, Property Coordinator.

If you have an upcoming departmental physical inventory scheduled, please contact Valorie Gale, Director of Acquisition Management, at 408-924-1565 to confirm your appointment.