Glossary of Terms
Annual Environmental Assessment and Remediation Work Plan
This is an internal list of buildings and properties that will be assessed based on the most recent Six-Year Capital Improvement Plan. Additional properties will be added to the work plan as recommended by DEHS and Capital Planning and Project (CPPM) staffs. These may be properties with known environmental risks or buildings that are expected to be demolished and will require environmental risk abatement prior to demolition. The order of the assessments will be based on the principles for selecting sites for assessment that are described in this procedure.
Appointment Term
The length of an appointment, in months and specific dates. For a complete listing and definitions of appointment terms, see Appointment Term Definitions (pdf).
Appointment Type
The kind or type of academic appointment. Benefits, rights, and responsibilities vary depending on the type of appointment held by an employee.
Appropriations
A type of revenue. All amounts for current operations made available to the University by legislative acts or the local taxing authority. This does not include government grants and contracts or institutional fees. Examples include Draw requests from state appropriation, Draw requests from Federal appropriation, and Financial Aid Revenue.
Approval Authority
Authority required to determine compliance with policies and procedure, University-wide implications, and to assess major risks. Where required, Signature Authority is invalid without Approval Authority.
Approved Human Embryonic Stem Cell Line
A stem cell line that the federal government has approved for use in federally funded research. The list of cell lines is available at the NIH Stem Cell Registry
Approver
Individual assigned by department who is responsible for approving, or returning (denying) transaction. The approver ensures transactions are in compliance with department and University policies and procedures, accurate and properly accounted for.
Approver Role
Individuals who review and approve sponsored and non-sponsored accounting transactions to ensure compliance with University policies and procedures and funding agency restrictions, and who identify problems and ensure resolutions.
Area Report
Report sent to super users by Purchasing Services stating activity with all vendors including business enterprises owned by women, minorities and persons with a disability.
Asset Allocation
A diversification strategy that focuses on balancing investment risk and return through use of various asset classes such as stocks, fixed income, cash, commodities, derivatives etc.

Glossary of Terms

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