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U.S. Department of the Interior - Museum Program
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A-4 Know the roles of property accountable officers, custodial officers, and discipline specialists in the accountability system, and of others who may share management responsibilities for the Federal museum collections.

Accountability for Federal property, including Federal museum collections, involves property management specialists, program managers, and discipline specialists such as archeologists and natural scientists, historians, and art historians. Many agencies partner with other institutions to acquire the needed expertise and resources.

Useful Definitions of property accountability officer andfrom, and

- Property Accountability Officer
- Property Custodian

Accountable officers
Federal Personal Property Management-Accountable Officer
Functions and Comparable Terms
Key Tasks

US Agency for International Development (USAID)
Personal Property Management - Accountable Officer Definition (pp.14)

Agency property officers
Federal Personal Property Management-Property Officer

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
Personal Property Facts Sheet

Discipline Specialists
National Park Service (NPS)
Essential Competencies

Property managers
National Park Service (NPS)
Personal Property Management (3.2a)

Orientation to Federal Property Management:

Federal Property Management Regulations System
Federal Property Management Regulations

Property accountability requires both physical and financial control
Federal Personnel Property Management

Online course for managing federal property

Federal Personal Property Management Training Class

Examples of Partnering
Department of the Interior (DOI)
Interagency Federal Collection Alliance

George Wright Society
Conference Paper on Options for Managing Park Natural History Collecting and Collections

Advisory Council on Historic Preservation
National Historic Preservation Program
Text of Executive Order 13287, Preserve America, signed by President Bush March 3, 2003