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.

ODS
Operational Data Store, where the data from Banner is stored to support Cognos Reporting. Each night a data refresh takes place which means that all of the data from Banner is loaded into the ODS
Office of International Affairs (OIA)
This office must approve travel by an employee or student to foreign countries.
One Time Payments
Used to pay a current employee with active job assignment for an unusual task or project that is completed in 30 days or less. A maximum of two payments per semester are allowed and cannot occur in back- to- back months.
Operating Ledger
Stores the cumulative totals of revenue, expense and transfer transactions for each fiscal year by Fund, Organization and Program Code
Oracle ID
This is an electronic ID that identifies the employee and is used to identify that employee for access to certain systems. This is also called the employees "license plate".
Organization Code
A 6 character/digit code used to identify the budgetary or departmental unit. It tells us who earns or spends the funds;this could be a department or office of Texas Tech or a budget set up for a specific activity.
Original Budget
The Annual budget that is approved by the Board of Regents for September 1. This budget remains the same for future fiscal years unless a permanent adjust is approved.
Original Hire Date
The date an employee is first hired by the institution, regardless of the employee having a break in service.