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 http://www.pps.noaa.gov/definitions.htm, and http://knownet.hhs.gov/log/propmanDR/PPMGloss/definitions.htm


- Property Accountability Officer

- Property Custodian

Accountable officers

Federal Personal Property Management-Accountable Officer

Functions and Comparable Terms
http://www.knownet.hhs.gov/log/propmanDR/PPMLAI/UnitOne/PPMteampao.htm

Key Tasks
http://www.knownet.hhs.gov/log/propmanDR/PPMLAI/UnitOne/paoquick.htm

US Agency for International Development (USAID)

Personal Property Management - Accountable Officer Definition (pp.14)
http://www.usaid.gov/policy/ads/500/518.pdf

Agency property officers

Federal Personal Property Management-Property Officer
http://knownet.hhs.gov/log/propmanDR/PPMLAI/UnitOne/ppmteamintro3.htm

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

Personal Property Facts Sheet
http://www.pps.noaa.gov/Training/who.htm

Discipline Specialists

National Park Service (NPS)

Essential Competencies
http://www.nps.gov/training/npsonly/RSN/displnsp.htm


Property managers

National Park Service (NPS)

Personal Property Management (3.2a)
http://www.nps.gov/refdesk/DOrders/DOrder44.html

Orientation to Federal Property Management:

Federal Property Management Regulations System

Federal Property Management Regulations
http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara/cfr/waisidx_99/41cfrv2_99.html

Property accountability requires both physical and financial control

Federal Personnel Property Management
http://knownet.hhs.gov/log/propmanDR/PPMLAI/UnitOne/ppmteamintro3.htm
http://knownet.hhs.gov/log/propmanDR/PPMLAI/UnitFour/Phase3/PPMcontrol.htm

Online course for managing federal property


Federal Personal Property Management Training Class
http://knownet.hhs.gov/log/Certifications/personal_property1.htm



Examples of Partnering

Department of the Interior (DOI)

Interagency Federal Collection Alliance
http://www.doi.gov/museum/fedcollalliancehomepage.htm

George Wright Society

Conference Paper on Options for Managing Park Natural History Collecting and Collections
http://www.georgewright.org/0385hitchcock.pdf

Advisory Council on Historic Preservation

National Historic Preservation Program

Text of Executive Order 13287, Preserve America, signed by President Bush March 3, 2003
http://www.achp.gov/preserveamericaEO.pdf