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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Surplus

Page address: http://www.mnsu.edu/facilities/facservices/surplus.html

Surplus Goods & Equipment

The University has a wealth of surplus goods ranging from file cabinets to furniture to computers, monitors and equipment. If you have an item you wish to surplus, we'll help you take care of it. If you're looking for something, give us a call; we may have what you're looking for in our surplus building.

If you're looking for surplus computers desktops, laptops, tablets or external hard drives, contact IT Solutions by emailing the IT Solutions at servicedesk@mnsu.edu.

IT Solutions Service Desk cannot provide surplus monitors, keyboard, mouse or other peripherals. Those are provided by Facilities Management Surplus.

How to Dispose of Surplus Property

State property, even though it may no longer be suitable for use by the University, remains "state property" and must be disposed of in accordance with University procedures. When departments have identified an item for surplus they should:

  • Step 1 - Complete a "Surplus Tag" and attach it to the item. Be sure to include the fixed asset number on the form, and keep a copy of the Surplus Tag for your records.
  • Step 2 - Determine whether the item is for IT Solutions or Delivery Services.
    • For computer hard drives and computers that have data storage capability, you must contact IT Solutions Help Desk (507) 389-6654 or submit a ticket at http://www.mnsu.edu/its/submit-ticket.html. IT Services will "scrub" these devices. Computer-related surplus items which have fixed asset tags are identified by IT Solutions and the information forwarded to University Stores so the item can be deleted from state inventory records.
    • For furniture and other equipment (monitors, keyboards, printer, etc.), complete the Surplus Property Pick-up form, which will be sent electronically to Delivery Services. Delivery Services will then schedule the pick-up. Surplus items which have fixed asset tags are identified by University Stores and deleted from state inventory records.

Under no circumstances are surplus items to be left in hallways or put in dumpsters. Secure all surplus items until either IT Services or Delivery Services can pick them up.

Leaving discarded personal property on MSU's campus is prohibited.

Per Minnesota State Procedure 7.3.13 Surplus Personal Property / Building Disposal, the system office, a college, or a university shall sell, trade in (if item has a value), give away, or destroy surplus personal property that is no longer useful. The system office, college, or university shall take the following steps for disposal of surplus personal property... (please read the policy for complete details).