Lesson 4/Learning Event 4
specific type of responsibility depends on the relationship of the person to
the property. Accountability and the four types of responsibility described
above are separate obligations and they are incurred for separate reasons.
Accountability and each of the types of responsibility carry specific
Monetary liability can be assessed against any person who fails,
through negligence or misconduct, to perform those duties and where such
failure is the direct or proximate cause of a loss to the United States
HANDLING OF DAMAGED PROPERTY
Qualified technical inspectors, property classification officers, or other
designated officers or persons may classify property physically on hand as
unserviceable. From its general condition and appearance, the property may
be classified as unserviceable through fair wear and tear (FWT).
Damaged property (regardless of Federal supply classification) may be
determined unserviceable by technical inspection or may be classified as
unserviceable through other than FWT. If so, the commander responsible for
the property will investigate the circumstances.
Upon completion of the
commander's investigation, one of the following actions will be taken:
If negligence or misconduct is not involved, the commander will attach
reviewed the circumstances surrounding the damage to the above item(s) and
find no evidence of negligence or misconduct." The commander will sign the
a. The appointing authority will review this statement and concur or
If the appointing authority concurs, he or she will enter
"Concur" on the statement and sign it.
If the appointing authority
the statement and sign it.
b. The commander must request from the maintenance activity the actual
the maintenance support activity will consolidate cost data through the
appointing authority to the approving authority as requested by the