Accession Number : ADA302363

Title :   Streamlining Property Disposal for the Department of Health and Human Services.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : LOGISTICS MANAGEMENT INST MCLEAN VA

Personal Author(s) : Goldman, Ken

PDF Url : ADA302363

Report Date : DEC 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 20

Abstract : Federal Property Management Regulations prescribe procedures for disposing of serviceable government equipment and furniture that is no longer needed. The procedures are intended to protect the government's interests in assets having remaining useful service life and inherent residual value. However, in protecting its interests, disposal process cycle times are often increased. Asset productivity can be degraded and holding costs can be unnecessarily increased. From 1983 - 1992, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) used the General Services Administration's (GSA's) Personal Property Center (PPC) to reduce its disposal process cycle times. The PPC accepted office furniture from HHS Operating Divisions (OPDIVs) and agencies. In 1993, however, GSA proposed to charge user fees for this service. HHS declined to participate in the GSA user fee program and established its own furniture consolidation point instead. In malting these decisions, HHS identified a need for disposal planning and disposal decision support tools. The issue of PPC user fees created two questions. First, which furniture disposal process is the better value for HHS - the one relying on the use of the PPC for a fee, or the one created by HHS to avoid PPC user fees? Second, is the better of the two furniture disposal processes a model for the overall HHS disposal program of the filture and if not what is? This report develops a model for evaluating redistribution and/or disposal and the costs of holding, transferring, destroying, and/or processing excess assets for abandonment. The model permits the comparison of the likely total disposal cost of an item versus the likely benefit to be received if redistribution can be accomplished.

Descriptors :   *DISPOSAL, *REUSABLE EQUIPMENT, *DECISION SUPPORT SYSTEMS, *FURNITURE, RECOVERY, UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT, MARKETING, STRATEGY, MANAGEMENT, IMPACT, COST EFFECTIVENESS, LIFE EXPECTANCY(SERVICE LIFE), LOGISTICS MANAGEMENT, EFFICIENCY, CYCLES, ESTIMATES, RESIDUALS, PLANNING, USER NEEDS, PRODUCTIVITY, VALUE, REGULATIONS, ACCOUNTABILITY, INVENTORY ANALYSIS, ABANDONMENT.

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE