Lesson 4/Learning Event 4
findings of loss or damage occurred and whether fault or neglect is
In instances where fault cannot be established, the surveying
officer will recommend that all individuals be relieved of liability for
After his findings are recorded, the surveying officer makes recommendations
based on policies set forth in regulations and places responsibility on some
individuals, while absolving others. The surveying officer ensures that the
total cost is properly computed and covers loss, damage, or destruction of
the property being investigated.
The surveying officer's findings will
include a decision on monetary liability.
Items classified as not
economically repairable will be turned in.
The surveying officer will
recommend disposition of property in his report.
Based on the facts developed by the investigation, the surveying officer
will make recommendations on, but not limited to, the following:
Relief from responsibility and accountability.
Disposition of any unserviceable property.
Once the investigation is completed, the surveying officer will return all
copies of the report, along with all exhibits, to the appointing authority.
The appointing authority reviews the report for correctness and forwards it
to the approving authority. The approving authority will review all reports
of survey arising at the activity except those listing property for which he
is responsible or accountable.
The approving authority will review the
reports personally; this authority will not be delegated.
If there is no evidence of negligence or willful misconduct, the approving
authority must decide whether the evidence submitted supports the decision.
After reviewing the report and supporting evidence, the approving authority
may select one of the following courses of action:
Reject the report and direct that an investigation be made. In this
case, the report will be returned to appointing authority for appointment of