Lesson 4/Learning Event 4
Sensitive items are lost or destroyed.
Directed by higher authority or DA directives.
Property loss is discovered as a result of change of accountable
officer's inventory, unless voluntary reimbursement is made.
The value of the damages/shortages exceeds the responsible person's
A person refuses to admit liability and does not offer payment for
the value of the property.
A person admits liability and
damage, or destruction
exceeds the person's monthly basic pay.
The total handling loss of a specific bulk petroleum product is
above the allowable loss for that product and the dollar value is greater
appointing authority not later than the fifteenth calendar day after the
date the discrepancy is discovered. The appointing authority will process
and present it to the approving authority not later than 55 calendar days
The appointing officer/authority should complete his
responsibility within 40 calendar days. When an investigator is appointed,
he is given 30 days to conduct the investigation.
When the approving
authority receives the investigation report, he has 20 calendar days,
including any legal review, to process it. The total processing time will
be no longer than 75 calendar days.
Statement of Charges.
Immediately upon determining that responsibility
should be placed on specific individuals, the surveying officer will inform
the appropriate commander so that a statement may be made on the appropriate
clearance form that a report of survey is being processed against
The surveying officer must be free from bias or prejudice and must not begin
an investigation with predetermined ideas.
The surveying officer should
determine the actual facts, not as they were reported but as they exist, and
should make an intelligent, concise statement of his