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 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.
Associated Entity
Any trust, organization, or enterprise over which the covered individual, alone or together with an immediate family member, exercises a controlling interest.
Attorney
A person with a J.D. law degree.
Authenticate
A verification that substantiates persons are who they say they are. For purposes of this policy, people are considered authenticated members of the University community if they have an Internet ID (listed on the X.500 Directory), and are able to prove that they know the password associated with that Internet ID listing.
Authentication
A verification that substantiates that a person is who the person says he or she is. For purposes of this policy, people are considered authenticated members of the University community if they have an Internet ID, and that they are able to prove that they know the password associated with that Internet ID listing.
Authorized caterer with Permit or authorized caterer
A non-University caterer with a valid, state-issued "Caterer's Permit with Alcohol," and the required liquor liability insurance.
Authorized Driver
Employee of the University of Minnesota or Sponsored Driver who meets eligibility requirements and has been authorized by the department to drive for University business.
Authorized Health Care Provider
A doctor of medicine or osteopathy who is authorized to practice medicine or surgery by the state where they practice. The definition also includes: podiatrists, dentists, clinical psychologists, optometrists, chiropractors (related to spinal manipulation), nurse practitioners, nurse-midwives, clinical social workers, physician assistants, and listed Christian Science practitioners. These professionals, including health care providers practicing in a country other than the United States, must be authorized to practice in that state/country and must be performing within the scope of their practice as defined under state law.
Authorized Individual
An employee, consultant, volunteer or other individual who needs access to University information to perform an activity on behalf of the University. The individual may have access to any class of information, according to policy.
Authorized or Official University Event
Events or activities which have been planned or approved by a University department head, dean, or central official, and which are consistent with or support the University’s mission of teaching, research, and public service.
Authorized Signer
University department personnel with the authority to approve additions, withdrawals or make changes to an income distribution allocation. For CEF endowments the departmental preparer serves as the authorized signer. For GIP the Dean (or equivalent administrative officer) or Chancellor, the University CFO/Treasurer, and the University CIO serves as the authorized signer.
Authorized University Official
For those seeking access to not-public information, or access to centrally-supported systems, it is the person designated by the Dean, Director or Department Head to function in an authorization role for information/data access purposes. In some cases, the employee's Supervisor may function as the designee. In other cases, a Key Contact is named.
Authorized User
Individual or entity permitted to make use of University computer or network resources. Authorized users include students, staff, faculty, alumni, sponsored affiliates, and other individuals who have an association with the University that grants them access to University information technology resources. Some users may be granted additional authorization to access institutional data as authorized by the data owner or custodian.
Authorized Vendor
Non-University individual or company who, through contractual arrangement and appropriate approvals, have access to the University of Minnesota facilities for the purpose of conducting business or rendering services.
Automated Clearing House (ACH)
The electronic payment process used to transfer funds for approved payments for direct deposit to the recipient’s bank account.
Automobile Liability
Insurance that provides coverage for third-party bodily injury or property damage in a claim arising from the ownership or use of vehicles the University owns, leases, hires, rents or borrows.
Available Balance Deficit Report
Provides a list of deficits, prior to encumbrances, at the University fund and "Z" DeptID level as of the period end date specified each time it is run. The available balance calculation excludes accrual-based accounting entries except for Vouchers Payable; thus the balance approximates a cash balance for the fund - "Z" DeptID.