Department of Commerce Excess Process Overview

For Employees

Prior to purchasing personal property, employees must first seek to reutilize available excess personal property. The Federal Management Regulation Subchapter B, Part 102-36, Disposition of Excess Personal Property, mandates that all Federal Government agencies must “Promote the use of available excess personal property to the maximum extent practicable by your agency.”

To assist with this requirement, the Department has three different mechanisms in place for employees to view available excess personal property.

1. Sunflower Internal Screening Webpage

2. National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Property Lookup

3. GSAXCESS (please view the login instructions job aid)


For Property Officials

To begin the disposal process, please select the appropriate procedure based upon your bureau and/or location:

1. Herbert C Hoover Building (HCHB) Occupants and Bureau of Economic Analysis

2. Non-HCHB Occupants using the Sunflower Personal Property Management System

3. CENSUS, NIST, and the Patent and Trademark Office Employees

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Page last updated January 23, 2014