NAO 208-17: NOAA PERSONAL PROPERTY HANDBOOK

Issued: 01/29/03; Effective: 01/15/03;
Revoked 07/05/11

SECTION 1. PURPOSE.

This Order prescribes authority and responsibility for the development, maintenance, and issuance of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Personal Property Handbook. The Handbook prescribes the policies, procedures, and guidelines for NOAA's management of personal property.

SECTION 2. AUTHORITY, SCOPE AND APPLICABILITY.

.01 Issuance of the NOAA Personal Property Handbook (the Handbook) is in compliance with various responsibilities stated in the Department of Commerce Personal Property Management Manual. The Handbook augments and supplements the Personal Property Management Manual.

.02 The Handbook applies to all NOAA elements and has the same force, effect, and authority as this Order.

SECTION 3. RESPONSIBILITIES AND PROCEDURES.

.01 NOAA Finance and Administration's Personal Property Branch is responsible for preparing, clearing, issuing, maintaining, and distributing the Handbook. The Personal Property Branch will review and revise the Handbook, as necessary, in order to keep it current with applicable policies, regulations, and/or guidance issued by the U.S. General Services Administration, the Department of Commerce, or NOAA.

.02 The Chief, Logistics Staff, shall review the contents of the Handbook and any subsequent updates prior to their issuance. Concurrence will be indicated by signature on the sequentially numbered Transmittal Sheets that will accompany each issuance or update to the Handbook. The Chief may request prior review and concurrence by NOAA's Deputy Chief Administrative Officer on updates which are potentially controversial.

.03 The Handbook will adhere to the requirements of NOAA Administrative Order 200-3, The NOAA Administrative Order Series, as listed in Section 5.02, "Handbooks and Manuals." The Handbook will be issued in loose-leaf form to allow for ease of updating. The Logistics Staff will maintain a list of officials and organizations who will receive a printed copy of the Handbook. The Logistics Staff will ensure that an electronic version of the Handbook will be maintained on-line.

SECTION 4. EFFECT ON OTHER ISSUANCES.

None.

SIGNED,

Chief Financial Officer/Chief Administrative Officer

Office of Primary Interest:
NOAA Finance and Administration Office of the Deputy Chief Administrative Officer
Logistics Staff
Personal Property Branch