Knowledge Base

Glossary of Terms

Glossary is usually defined as an alphabetical list of technical terms in some specialized field of knowledge. This knowledge base glossary provides a collection of knowledge base documents that define many technical terms. These terms are arranged alphabetically, but you can quickly jump to a specific term by selecting its first letter from the index of the knowledge base glossary below.

Account Code
A 6 character/digit code used to identify what the funds have been spent for or what kind of revenue was earned. This code identifies the expenditure (salary/supplies) that subtracts from the budget balance or a receipt (tuition/fees/sales) that adds to the budget balance
Accounts Receivable
Accounts Receivable is responsible to ensuring accurate accounting, reconciliation and reporting of the University financial resources while providing quality customer support and service.
Activity Date
The date that a change or an entry was made in the Banner System
Actual Expense
Expenses incurred for which payment has been made and cleared the insititution’s bank.
Add Secondary Job
ePAF used for an exempt employee who has a partial - FTE primary job and is adding a second exempt partial FTE job with a different title, or in a different department
Add Secondary Position
ePAF used to add additional pay (not FTE) to an exempt employee’s primary job, for a particular responsibility that will last more than 3 months but will not be permanent
Additional Compensation (ADC)
Additional compensation is a payment in addition to the base salary for work performed that is (a) in addition to the employee’s regularly assigned duties; and (b) outside the employee’s home department or involves a separate/remote operation. See OP 70.16
Administration and Finance Information Systems Management. AFISM partners with administration departments who update and maintain information systems and is home to a resource center which provides reporting services, training classes and tutorials, reference materials and communications to enhance learning and operating automated information systems and business processes.
After the Fact Form
A Form within TechBuy that is used to complete a requisition when a commitment to the purchase was made prior to submitting a requisition via TechBuy, and a Pcard was not used. This form is not to be used for employee reimbursement. This type of purchase is non-compliant and will be reported to the appropriate administration personnel.
Approval Category
An electronic form that collects information about a personnel action, and is comprised of one or more sections
Approval Tracking System (ATS)
This system is designed to monitor the flow of a document as it is approved for final processing in the satellite system that it originated from.
A TTU or TTUS employee who has been given signature authority for specific Organizations and their related FOP(s) by the Financial Manager. This person has unlimited FOP approval authority, must comply with University policies regarding budgets and funds and may register Shoppers for TechBuy
Available Budget Tab
A tab within Raiderlink proving a view of live Budget status for your Banner FOPs This information comes directly from the BAVL table in Banner Finance INB and is updated in summary during the day as transactions affect your Budgets. This only reflects your Expense Budget and only expense and encumbrance transactions affect the balances.