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How to Report Lost or Stolen Inventorial Equipment

Follow the steps on this page to report inventorial equipment that has been lost or stolen.

Inventorial equipment has an acquisition cost of $5,000 or more and must be tracked as property through CAMS (Campus Asset Management System) and through UCSD's financial system.

For more information on equipment, see Equipment Management Basics.

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1. Determine who has title to the inventorial equipment.

  • Check the tags on the inventorial equipment if possible.
    1. If you see two equipment tags (UCID and government) the equipment may NOT be used as a trade-in. Contact Equipment Management at (858) 534-2847 for instructions on how to proceed.
    2. If you see only one tag (UCID) go to step 2.
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  • Check CAMS.
    1. If CAMS has an F in the Title Indicator section, the equipment belongs to the federal government and may NOT be used as a trade-in. Contact Equipment Management at (858) 534-2847 for instructions on how to proceed.
    2. If CAMS has a U in the Title Indicator field, the equipment belongs to the University. Go to step 2.

2. Report the lost or stolen item to the Campus Police.

  • Call the Campus Police Department at (858) 534-4357 to report the missing item.
  • Obtain a copy of the Campus Police report.

3. Process disposal in CAMS

  • Access CAMS application to process a disposal using "Lost" or "Stolen" methods.

4. Confirm that the equipment has been removed from your inventory.

  • Check CAMS to see that the equipment's record has been removed from your inventory.

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