Property Disposition introduces eforms to enhance declaration-of-surplus process

Feb 28, 2023 | News

A new set of eforms for the declaration-of-surplus process was recently launched. These eforms, which replace the current DOS Form, make it much easier and faster for the U-M community to:

  • Declare and send surplus property to Property Disposition
  • Trade in property with a supplier
  • Facilitate a faculty transfer to another institution
  • Help your department comply with U-M policies and regulatory requirements regarding the disposal of capital equipment

“While this is a change to an established process, this new set of eforms goes a long way in streamlining the declaration of surplus process,” said Chuck Sulikowski, the general operations manager at Property Disposition. “Instead of, for example, looking up assets in asset management and transcribing fields of information to the current form, our new eforms enable users to search through their asset inventory and quickly add the items for disposal to the form. Beyond that, the search feature allows users to search not just by the asset tag number, but also by the serial number or keywords in the asset description field. And these are just a few of the many benefits available to our customers looking to dispose of surplus property at U-M.”

The new eforms—and instructions on how to use them—are available on the Property Disposition website. We encourage you to review these resources and begin using the new DOS eforms as soon as possible. To make the transition to the new eforms as seamless as possible, Property Disposition will be accepting the old DOS Form through March 31, 2023. After that date, all declarations of surplus must be submitted with the new DOS eforms. Please feel free to contact Property Disposition if you have any questions or feedback on the new eforms. 

“We had a lot of help from other areas in Finance in developing these new eforms,” said Chuck. “And everyone was really focused on making the process better and more efficient for our diverse group of customers across U-M. On that note, I’d like to thank our partners from Property Control, Financial Operations, and the Finance Business Enablement Team for their expertise on this project.”

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