Responsibility for the accountability of keys is shared between the individual, department head and FPM. The individual is responsible for safeguarding the keys, using them in accordance with section A above, and returning them when they are no longer needed or if the person leaves the University in accordance with section C.
Upon approval of a key request, the Department Head assumes the responsibility for insuring that keys are returned to FPM when they are no longer needed or if the person holding the keys leaves the University.
If keys are lost or compromised, a police report will need to be filed with the UTC Police Department. There will be a $5 charge for replacement keys. If it is necessary to re-key any portion of a building, the department will be responsible for the cost of re-keying.
Facilities Planning and Management is responsible for making keys, issuing keys and maintaining an accurate database of all issued and returned keys.