Equipment Management pertains to the record keeping for acquiring, maintaining, protecting and properly disposing of capital equipment which includes any purchases over $5,000. Capital Equipment is equipment that costs over $5,000 and has a useful life of at least 1 year. FAS Departments are required to maintain records of equipment purchased with federal and non-federal funding. As well as, equipment furnished by the government in their possession.
In July 2014 capital equipment management within the FAS Division of Science was centralized into a single program led by the Division's Science Operations group. This change coincided with the University-wide implementation of Oracle Assets. As of July 2016, the Capital Assets Program also oversees the capital equipment for the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS). For more information please visit the Science Division Equipment Website.
If you are in a department/group not covered under the Division of Science Operations, please reach out to Maria Geovanos in FAS Finance with equipment related questions.