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.

TeamApp is a signature authority used to grant permissions to access and use certain systems at TTU. Finance Managers use this to assign roles within TechBuy and to give finance signature authority. It is also used for HR permissions to view HR reports, create ePAFs and for Web Time Entry (WTE) activities
A shopping mechanism used jointly by all TTU Institutions. It is the eProcuement software from SciQuest
Temporary Budget Adjustment
A revision to increase or decrease the Original Budget that affects only the current budget and does not carry forward to future years.
A job ending ePAF, which ends the primary job and the employee relationship with Texas Tech. Severance of employment
Termination Date
The last day of work or leave before a break in service.
Texas Tech Catalogs
In TechBuy the University can load contract pricing for some goods and services for which the University has established contracts. The user can enter key words in the "shop at the top" to retrieve the contract pricing (ex. Bottled water, business cards, copiers, etc.).
Three Way Matching
A process in place for Purchase Order payments greater than $10,000 when State Funds (11, 12, 13, 14) or Sponsored Project Funds (21, 22, 23) are used. This requires that for payment to be made, a purchase order must be created, a receipt in TechBuy must be entered and an invoice must be sent to Payment Services.
Timesheet Organization
The department (organization) who approves the employee’s timesheet or leave report for a particular job
Training Checklist
Located in the A&F Work Tools tab>AFISM>AFISM Training Checklist. List of classes offered through AFISM and a brief description of the content covered in each course. **Some classes do require a pre-requisite. All classes require registration through SumTotal. Classes and schedules will vary, stay tuned through SumTotal and the AFISM Newsletter for updates and offerings.
Transaction Report
A report in Cognos that shows the entries within the Operating Ledger or Encumbrance ledger, depending upon the report. This report can be executed at various levels of our hierarchical structure and are generally reconciled at either the Fund or FOP level to ensure accuracy to events within a spending or a revenue account
Transfer Gaining
An internal candidate hired to work in your department from within Texas Tech (TTU, HSC, TTSA, HSCE) but outside your department, without a break in service or ending employee benefits.
Transfers In
Resources transferred to a Fund or a FOP from another Fund or FOP within the University
Transfers Out
Resources transferred from a Fund or FOP of the university to another Fund or FOP within the university
Transportation Request
A Transportation Request (TR) is designed to assist employees who do not have a state travel card or personal credit card to pay for their major airline transportation costs. The cost of the airline ticket will be charge to Travel Services’ credit card, and the employee will not have to pay the airfare expense. The employee is required to complete a travel application and travel voucher, including the airfare receipt.
Transportation Request (TR)
Transportation Request within Travel System that allows the traveler to charge the airfare to a University Credit Card.
Travel Advance Card (TAC)
Travel Advance card used for student group travel.
Travel Application
A document used to encumber expenses and request approval for travel in advance of the trip. The application is completed using the Online Travel System
Travel Voucher
An accounting document used to request reimbursement for travel expenses incurred during the discharge of official state business. This document is completed using the Online Travel System.