Glossary of Terms
Work Off-Campus
A work location off of the University campus that is not part of the work space assigned to the employee during the academic year. Off-campus locations rented, leased or owned by the University and routinely used by the University employee to conduct University business purposes are considered on-campus for the purposes of this definition. Examples of off-campus work locations include but are not limited to the researcher's home(s) or hotels, recreational vehicles, or boats.
Work Study
A Financial Aid program in which the state or federal government pays a percentage of a student's wages.
Work-Related Injury or Disease
Any injury or illness that arises out of and in the course and scope of employment for which compensation is payable under Minnesota Workers Compensation statute.
Workforce
All employees, volunteers, trainees and other persons whose conduct, in the performance of work for the University, is under the direct control of the University, whether or not they are paid by the University.
Write-off
The actual removal of an amount from the accounts receivable subledger once it has been determined that the customer will not pay an amount owed.
X.500 Directory
The University's central electronic directory, which allows members of the University community to access the University's electronic information, including e-mail, other systems, and certain reports. Every student, faculty member, staff person, and affiliate of the University who is entered into the X.500 directory is given a unique X.500 user name/account called an "Internet ID". The X.500 Directory is the source for the Student-Staff Directory and on-line look up services.
Z Level DeptID
Predetermined grouping of one or more deptIDs that represents a budget level within a RRC whose aggregate total by fund is used as the level at which deficits are monitored by the fiscal monitor and RRC Manager. (See DeptID tree).
Zero Balance Accounts
University established Domestic bank accounts for which the sole purpose is to make subject payments. This payment option is rare and utilized when it has been proven that no other means of payment is feasible.

Glossary of Terms

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