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The University assumes no responsibility for personal property brought to the campus by employees or others. The University reserves the right to search the contents of University-owned vehicles, structures, and furniture of any kind, including offices, desks, lockers, and file cabinets, at any time and for any reason. All University employees are therefore strongly encouraged to refrain from storing on or in University-owned property any personal article (including personal correspondence) they wish to protect from inspection by University officials. By accepting or continuing employment, each employee of the University is deemed to have consented to unannounced searches of his/her work area upon request. Searches of employees’ personal containers such as purses, briefcases, and lunch pails will not be conducted without the employee’s consent. An employee’s refusal to permit a search of personal containers, however, may result in disciplinary action, up to and including discharge.