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    Inventory: Property and capital equipment policy

    Under the UM System Property and Capital Equipment Policy, each campus is responsible for maintaining inventory records for all non-expendable, movable property and equipment which has a single item cost of $5,000 or more. A list is provided to MU Extension semi-annually and units are asked to verify the status and location of the items.

    Included in the policy are responsibilities at the department chair and administrative head level for establishing appropriate controls for all products purchased with university funds and maintaining records and controls for sensitive or portable equipment that are not inventoried under other provisions of the policy. Items listed as examples include: laptops and desktop computers, monitors and printers, guns, cameras, stop watches, pocket calculators, cellphones and PDAs. The information maintained must include:

     1. Item description
     1. Make and model number
     1. Date purchased and price paid
     1. Individual to whom the equipment is assigned

    Extension Technology and Computer Support (ETCS) currently tracks computers, monitors, laptops, networked printers, scanners, digital cameras, polycoms, smartboards and projectors that are purchased through them. An inventory list is provided annually for update.  

    In order to track other items such as PDAs, cameras, etc., we are asking that each program area and fiscal unit self-inventory and then maintain a list of items that were purchased with university funding. In the future, items purchased with university funds should be added to the list. At a minimum, a yearly accounting of the items would be appropriate.

    For local county extension offices, any equipment purchased with university funds that are not otherwise inventoried and tagged must be labeled in a way to indicate the items are University of Missouri property and should be maintained on the office's inventory list. If the list is combined with items purchased with council funds, the list should indicate the source of funding for each item.

Average Compensation Rates for Standard MU Extension Positions


State Specialist
(average varies by college)
Includes Extns Professional; Extns Asoc Professional, Ext Ast Professional, Professor, Asoc Professor, Ast Professor, Extns Professor, Asoc Extns Professor, Ast Extns Professor, Ast Resrch Professor, Specialist, Asoc State Specialist, Instructor, Extns Instructor, Clinical Instructor


Regional Specialist
Includes Field Specialist and Community Engagement Specialist


Asoc Dir Program/Project Ops





Program/Project Support Coordinator

Campus (Includes I, II, Sr)




Extension Instructor





Program Associates



The average hourly rates are for typical program delivery positions within University of Missouri Extension.  These averages include salary and benefits.  

As these numbers are averages across all those in the positions, the specific costs are higher for some individuals and lower for others, but in our estimation of costs for programs we are using the average costs versus the precise costs of a specific filled position to University of Missouri Extension.

Faculty and salaried positions do not work for an hourly rate of pay, but for calculation purposes the cost of the average salary paid and other costs are totaled as an annual amount and divided by total annual hours related to a standard 40 hour work week (2080) to attain an estimated hourly rate.

Last Updated 09/2018