Vote to Create an Asset Removal Policy
- Andrew Camardella
- Announced: 9/10/17
- Language locked: 9/14/17
- Voted on: 9/19/17
Pumping Station: One has typically relied on loaned tools, donations, or direct tool purchases to outfit PS:One areas with equipment the membership would like to see used. Since our membership has continued to grow we've outgrown and/or upgraded many tools in the space and as a result we've begun to accumulate duplicate or obsolete tools. This vote seeks to address this issue by specifically defining a procedure that documents the removal or disposal of PS:One owned assets by an area host.
This issue is a relatively new issue for our organization, since the majority of valuable assets had historically been loaned, but has increasingly become or been replaced with PS:One-owned assets. This policy seeks to compliment our Tidy Space Policy and Conflict of interest policy. The Tidy Space Policy isn't being used directly to resolve this particular issue because Tidy Space doesn't take into account asset tracking for organizational accounting/budgeting, is really only to be used for member projects, and could create circumstances in breach of our conflict of interest policy (such as self-dealing). This new policy proposal accounts for these 3 issues, as well as specifically describe possible avenues for asset removal that adhere to our mission.