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(a) Purpose. The purpose of this section is to protect all Tribal electronic equipment and establish a standard policy for the use of Tribal equipment.

(b) Loaning Tribal Equipment for Non-Tribal Use. An elected official with custody of Tribal equipment shall not authorize the use of such equipment by third parties unless all Tribal ordinances and policies are adhered to and the equipment is on the list of Tribal equipment that may be loaned.

(c) Transfer of Tribal Equipment. If an elected official transfers Tribal equipment to a Tribal employee or other elected official, the election official shall immediately send written notification to the Fiscal Department. The notification shall include a description of Tribal equipment transferred, the equipment number, and where the equipment was transferred.

(d) Location of Nonportable Tribal Equipment. An elected official shall maintain all nonportable Tribal equipment in the elected official’s designated work area and shall secure such equipment prior to leaving the designated work area.

(e) Use of Portable Tribal Equipment. When duties require the use of portable Tribal equipment away from the designated work area, the elected official shall be responsible for the security and protection of the Tribal equipment at all times.

(f) Loss or Damage to Tribal Equipment. In the event that an elected official has Tribal equipment lost, stolen, or damaged, that official immediately must file a report with the Fiscal Department. The report shall contain a description of what happened to the equipment, the date that it happened, the Tribal equipment number, and the serial number of the equipment. The report must be signed by the elected official responsible for the equipment.

(g) Violation. Alleged violations of this section shall be referred to the Ethics Review Board. An elected official found in violation of this section, including due to loss, theft or damage to Tribal equipment, and determined to have treated the Tribal equipment inappropriately or in a reckless manner, shall be disciplined according to this chapter and may be required to pay for the cost of repairing or replacing the Tribal equipment. [Ord. 72, renumbered, 2/11/2021; Ord. 32 § 6207, adopted, 9/5/2013. Formerly 1.15.180.]