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.

An electronic invoice submitted by the Vendor into the TechBuy System. The payment for an E-Invoice is scheduled 10 - 15 days after received
Effort Reporting
Effort Reporting is TTUs means of providing assurance to sponsors that: Salaries charged to sponsored projects are reasonable in relation to the work performed, and faculty and staff have met their commitments to sponsored projects.
Employee Class
This designates categories such a faculty, staff, etc. for each position title. Also known as "ecls". It is used to indicate how the employee is classified as per pay frequency, benefit and leave category and whether full or part time employment.
Employee One-Time Payment System (EOPS)
An online form that is used to request payment for tasks or short projects which are performed outside the employee’s normal job duties. The form is electronically routed for approval. Payment to the employee will be included on the employee’s paycheck (or direct deposit) once all approvals are completed.
Employment Relationship
This begins on the first day of work and ends on the last day of work.
A financial transaction that reserves funds in order to provide payment for goods or services. Encumbrances are created at the FOAP level.
Enterprise Resource Planning System (ERP)
A software program, such as Banner, that integrates the various systems of an organization, such as Financial, Human Resources/Payroll and Student applications, so that information can be readily shared among authorized users.
Electronic Personnel Action Form. Form used to enter employee assignments for payroll processing
EPAF Due Date
This date is related to the payroll process that creates employee pay checks. Is the final date for receiving new documents to be included in Payroll processing
Your TTU electronic identification is called your eRaider. It is a single user name and password that is required to access many resources at TTU
Exempt Employee
An employee who is exempt from completing timesheets and who is paid an Annual Salary over a 12 month period
Exempt Monthly Salary Period
1st through the end of the month to be paid on the 1st workday of the following month
Expense Actual
The amount which has actually been spent. This amount does not include encumbrances.
Expense Total
A calculated column in Cognos reports that is the Sum of Expense Actual + Expense Encumbrance