This provision sets out a company's basic lost and found policy. This template provision
could be used on its own or included in an employee handbook. As drafted the
provision requires that any item that appears lost or out of place should be delivered to
the human resources department and that if an item is not claimed within thirty days it
will be donated, discarded or otherwise disposed of at the company's discretion;
however this document can be modified to reflect the needs and wishes of any
Lost and Found Policy
If any item is found within the company premises that appears lost or out of place, the
item should be delivered immediately to the Human Resources Department. If an
employee has lost or misplaced an item, they should check with the Human Resources
Department. In order to make a claim, the employee will need to describe the item in
such detail so as to satisfy the Human Resources Department that the item in fact belongs
to the employee.
If the item is found after working hours and the Human Resources Department is closed,
then the item should be delivered to the security office. If the company does not have a
security office, the employee should retain the item and deliver it to the Human
Resources Department at the first available time.
If a lost item is not claimed within two (2) weeks, the Human Resources Department will
post a “found” notice on the employee bulletin boards. If the item is not claimed within
thirty (30) days it may be donated to charity, discarded or otherwise disposed of by the
company at its discretion.
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