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.

Salary Planner
A module within Budget Prep that is used to verify position labor distribution and employee labor distribution for all employees and positions.
Semi-Monthly Time Period
This is the 1st - 15th to be paid on the 25th and 16th to end of the month to be paid on the 10th of the following month
Service Center
A service center is an operating unit providing goods or services to one or more university departments.
In TechBuy only, a TTU or TTUS employee who has been given permission to shop for specific Organizations and their related FOP(s).
Single Position
A position to which only one person can be assigned at one time. It is often given an identifier of "S"
Sole Source
A proprietary purchase in which a product or service is only available from one vendor. This could be due to a patent or copyright. Justification must be based upon unique technical characteristics or performance
Sponsored Project
A project funded by a grant, contract, or cooperative agreement under which the university agrees to perform a certain scope of work, according to specified terms and conditions, and for specific budgeted monetary compensation. Sponsored projects include funds from federal, state and private sources and are identified with Funds beginning with 21, 22 and 23.
Sponsored Project End Date
The ending date of the performance period for a sponsored project; if extensions are granted, the project end date is extended in the Banner System.
Sponsored Project Start Date
The Beginning date of the performance period for a sponsored project
Standing Order
A type of order in TechBuy, created by using a Non-Catalog form and noting "Standing Order for…" in the description box. A complete description of the purchase is necessary. A standing order encumbers funds and allows for multiple, repetitive purchases throughout the year (ex. Aqua One for Water).
Surplus Property
The surplus property manager is an employee in Procurement Services who has been designated as the surplus property manager for TTUS and TTU and is charged with the responsibility for the disposal of surplus property in accordance with OP 63.07
Southwest Airlines travel website to book approved university travel.