Policy: 367

Employee Personal Property


The Marion-Dillon County Board of Disabilities and Special Needs (MDCBDSN) recognizes that employees may need to bring certain personal items to work. However, personal property that is not related to the employee's job performance may be disruptive to the work flow or pose a safety risk to other employees. It is the view of (MDCBDSN) that the agency is not responsible for any employee's personal property that may be lost, stolen or damaged while on agency property or while performing agency duties. Employees are expected to exercise reasonable care to safeguard personal items brought to work. Employees are advised not to carry unnecessary amounts of cash or other valuables with them when they come to work.

This would also include damage to employee's personal property by a consumer of the (MDCBDSN). This would include but would not be limited to employee's personal cars, clothing, jewelry, watches, eyeglasses, musical devices, cell phones, etc. (In certain cases there may be exceptions to this. Exceptions may be approved by the Executive Director on a case by case basis but not to exceed $250 reimbursement to the employee).

To maintain security and protect against theft, MDCBDSN reserves the right to inspect all personal property brought on the Agency's property, including vehicles, packages, briefcases, back packs, purses, bags, and wallets. In addition, the Agency may inspect the contents of storage areas, file cabinets, desks, and work stations at any time and remove all Agency property and other items which are in violation of Agency rules and policies.

Articles of personal property found on the premises should be returned to the owner, if known, or turned in to Human Resources. Inquiries regarding lost property should be directed to Human Resources.


This Policy is to make clear our position of agency liability when personal property owned by employees is lost, stolen or damaged while on agency property or while performing agency duties. Also, to ask employees to refrain from bringing unnecessary or inappropriate personal property to work.

Effective Date:
June 1, 1998

May 24, 2001
November 15, 2007