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.

New Employee Orientation-Required within the first 30 days of hire and every 2 years. Conducted by Human Resources
New Fund Request System
This is an application that allows departments to submit request for new funds codes to be set up based on review and approval from the related functional departments. This is not used for TTU SPAR Funds (12D21,22,23,25B, 25C, and 29B), Matching Funds (15M, 16M, 18M, 24M, 25M, and 28M, or if the fund will have more than one FOP
New Hire
An external candidate hired to work in your department from outside of Texas Tech (TTU, HSC, TTSA, HSCE)
Non Tech Employee
A person who is affiliated with Texas Tech in a role similar to an employee, except the person is an employee of another agency or company. For example ROTC commander is paid by the US military but works full time as the department head of the Texas Tech campus overseeing that program.
Non-Catalog Forms
Utilized in TechBuy when items are not available through hosted catalogs, Texas Tech catalogs, or punch-out vendors. There are various forms available in TechBuy to allow the end user to select the appropriate form based on the purchase being made.
Nonexempt Employee
An employee who submits a timesheet twice monthly and who is paid by an hourly rate.