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How are a FOP and a FOAP different?
Viewed 1933 times since Tue, Jun 17, 2008
Category:  Finance Question:  How are a FOP and a FOAP different?   Answer: A FOP refers to the three codes (Fund, Organization and Program) that identify a budget.  The three codes are combined to become one identifier for the budget: F - Fund identifies the cash (like a checking account) that the budget operates out of, and is coded to separate various providers (state, donors, research, etc) and their guidelines for revenues and e...
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Where can I find information on proper use of funds within a Fund Group, Category or Class?
Viewed 550 times since Tue, Jul 29, 2008
Category:   Question:  Where can I find information on the proper use of funds within a Fund Group, Category or Class?   Answer:  There are documents available on the AFISM Resources page which provide this information. Please click on the link below to find descriptions and information about transfers, revenue, allowed and non-allowed expenses, budget procedures, and available budget:   http://www.depts.ttu.edu/afism/resources/  ...
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Where do I find the Budget Pool Account codes?
Viewed 491 times since Wed, Sep 17, 2008
This information is found on the AFISM Resources Page within the Finance Section.  To access this page from the A&F Work Tools tab of Raiderlink, select the "Resources" link within the AFISM Channel.  Select Finance within the Filter Documents Option.   On the page are three different tools for Budget Pool and Accounts: Account Code Descriptions - An excel spreadsheet sectioned by Budget Pool and within each Budget Pool the ...
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How do you change or remove signature authority?
Viewed 423 times since Fri, Oct 24, 2008
Category:  Finance   Question: How to you remove or change sigature authority?   Signature authority for employees with the exception of the Financial Manager is accomplished using the TeamApp at this link:  http://team.texastech.edu   TeamApp Instructions are available at http://www.depts.ttu.edu/afism/resources/   Select  TeamApp link within the Filter Documents box.
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What is a rule class code?
Viewed 421 times since Sat, Nov 22, 2008
  Rule Class Codes allow Banner to define transactions, specify edits by transactions, customize error messages and specify posting actions.  Rule classes are built in Banner to provide controls and balancing rules for specific document transactions.    To view a list of Rule Class Codes and descriptions, select the link below: http://www.depts.ttu.edu/afism/resources/documents/finance/afism-finance-rule-class-code-descriptions.pdf
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How do I change or update a Financial Manager?
Viewed 411 times since Wed, May 6, 2009
Question:  How do I change or update a Financial Manager? A Financial  Manager form needs to be completed.  The form and instructions are available at:  http://www.depts.ttu.edu/accountingservices/forms.php
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How do I find a an account code to use with an HSC FOP?
Viewed 410 times since Mon, Oct 13, 2008
Category:  Finance   Question:  I need to find a FOP for an HSC account and can't seem to find a cross-walk for accomplishing that. Where do I look?   Answer:    1.  Use the Account Crosswalk found on the AFISM Resources page. Directions in the attachment with this article.    
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Can I pay for phone charges on my federal FOP?
Viewed 406 times since Tue, Sep 23, 2008
Category:  Finance   Question:  Can I pay for phone charges on my Texas Tech University federal FOP?   Answer:   Local phone charges are not allowed on federally funded sponsored projects, so any Texas Tech University (Chart T) FOPs that begin with 21 cannot be used. There are instances when the federal funding agency has given specific approval due to the nature of the project to allow local phone charges.   Enhancements are continual...
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How do I know what the document prefix is for a finance transaction?
Viewed 402 times since Mon, Oct 20, 2008
 Within the A&F Work Tools tab of Raiderlink and within the AFISM Channel is a link labeled Resources.  Select this link.  Within the Resources link use the filter menu and select Finance. Within the Finance section is a document labeled Document Prefix Identifiers.  This document will provide the information that you need   The link to this page is: http://www.depts.ttu.edu/afism/resources/ 
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Who do I contact regarding a Finance transaction that posted to my FOP?
Viewed 399 times since Thu, Oct 9, 2008
Using the Document ID found within the report, refer to a Document Prefix Identifiers aid that directs you to the contact person for the transaction based upon the first few characters of the Document ID.  This job aid is located at the following site: http://www.depts.ttu.edu/afism/resources/   Using Filter Document, select Finance and then view the "Document Prefix Identifiers" guide.
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After uploading IVs, the eprint report shows the document ID as unassigned yet the files show to be good - why would this be?
Viewed 370 times since Mon, Sep 29, 2008
Category:  Finance   Question:  After uploading IVs, the e-print report shows the document ID as unassigned yet the files show to be good - why would this be?   Answer:  If you are looking in audit mode, the IDs will show as unassigned.  Looking in update mode you should have IDs.
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How can I locate my Banner TechID R# ?
Viewed 359 times since Mon, Oct 13, 2008
Category: Finance   Question:  How can I locate my Banner TechID R# ?   Answer   You may  R# on the A&F Work Tools page of Raiderlink.  It is located in the upper right hand corner:  https://portal.texastech.edu/web/ttu/f-a-work-tools   
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Please explain how Direct Cost is used.
Viewed 351 times since Wed, Dec 9, 2009
This is the definition in OMB Circular A-21   D.  Direct costs   1.  General   Direct Costs are those costs that can be identified specifically with a particular sponsored project, an instructional activity, or any other institutional activity, or that can be directly assigned to such activities relatively easily with a high degree of accuracy.  Costs incurred for the same purpose in like circumstances must be treated consistently as ...
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What is an endowment?
Viewed 318 times since Mon, May 4, 2009
An endowment is established with a gift from the private sector that comprises the corpus or principal of the endowment.  The corpus is invested and a designated portion of income or the capital gain is used to fund a project or need.  The corpus remains intact in perpetuity, thereby continuing to generate funds to be used by the institution.  For more information refer to OP 02/08 at the following link:   ...
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What is the difference between transfer to Auxiliary and transfer to Auxiliary Plant?
Viewed 304 times since Mon, Aug 2, 2010
Transfers to auxiliary plant apply to a transfer from 31A to 39A.  This would involve a project where the expenditures are to be capitalized.  If the expenditures involve only maintenance, transfers would be between 31A and 31A.  Physical Plant normally assigns a project number to all of their projects, most of which will fall under maintenance.  For a project to be capitalized, the expenditures have to be within a certain threshold dollar...
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When a financial manager changes will the authority delegated by the previous manager be deleted?
Viewed 302 times since Wed, May 6, 2009
Question:  When a Financial  Manager changes will the authority delegated by the previous manager be deleted? The authority delegated by the previous manager will remain intact after the new manager is assigned.  To modify access delegated through the TeamApp, instructions are available at: http://www.depts.ttu.edu/afism/resources/index.php.  Select TeamApp within the Filter Documents box on this page.   
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