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Submission Date March 8, 2013
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Cornell University
OP-T2-38: Materials Exchange

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 0.25 Spring Buck
R5 Manager
Facilities Operations
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Does the institution have a surplus department or formal office supplies exchange program that facilitates reuse of materials?:

A brief description of the program:

Cornell University surplus programs are currently decentralized and include the CATS program, the Facilities Services Reuse Program and the STACS Program. Additionally, the University contracts with Sedgwick Business Interiors utilizing their Asset Inventory Management (AIM) program:

CATS Program:
The Cornell Assets Transfer System (CATS) run by the Division of Financial Affairs - Cost and Capital Assets Department. This system is intended for items with a value exceeding $5,000 (though often used for items under $5,000), and is designed to connect those with available campus assets with those who can put the assets to further use. The Office of Community Relations coordinates equipment requests from the off-campus community where it is appropriate for assets to be gifted to an individual or outside agency.

R5 Operations manages both the System for Trade and Auction of Cornell Surplus (STACS) and the Facilities Services Reuse Program. As items are collected for disposal R5 Operations appropriately sorts furniture and office supplies for use by University Departments, for sale to the general public, and for the annual Dump and Run sale organized by Campus Life.

Sedgwick Business Interiors Asset Inventory Management (AIM) program:
AIM Program inventories all furniture for an account/project. The Sedgwick project team generates a customized Internet based asset inventory (AIM) list of all items stored. Items cataloged are rated as to their present condition to be used as a reference when items are re-deployed to other areas.
AIM allows users to view all reserved, stored product online for future moves and reconfigures, leaving anything un-used stored. By managing active customer inventory, through reliable consistent information, better utilization of assets may be achieved and less product will be purchased; customer standards may be identified and managed, allowing for reduction in asset levels and customer storage costs.
Current accounts/projects on the Cornell campus include those in the College of Human Ecology, the Statler Hotel, Campus Life, the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, and more.

Human Services Coalition Listserv:
The mission of the Human Services Coalition is to identify information and service needs, to provide planning and coordination, and to enhance the delivery of health and human services in the Tompkins County area.
The listserv is open to persons who are affiliated with the non-profit sector. This may include employees or volunteers at not-for-profit agencies, county and city departments, elected officials, board members, or other affiliates. An award by the Appalachian Regional Commission to the Tompkins County Collaborative Communications Project, in cooperation with Cornell University, provided funding for this service. Over 11,000 individuals subscribe to the listserv.
Departments at Cornell University frequently utilize the listserv to post items available for reuse.
Listserv addess: http://www.hsctc.org/

The website URL where information about the program is available:

Note: the STACS program was launched in October of 2012.

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