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CMS: Common Management System

Acronyms and Terms Associate with CMS and PeopleSoft

Term Definition
3C's Communications, Checklists, and Comments
4Cnet Network CSU & Other California Universities and Community Colleges subscribe to
ACES Automated Communications Exchange System
AGI Adjust Gross Income
APDB Academic Planning Database
AW Administrator Workforce
AWOL Absence without Leave
AWPPM Administer Workforce Policies & Procedures Manual
AY Academic Year
Baseline The delivered version of PeopleSoft after CSU systemwide modifications are made
BATS Baseline Hardware/Software Access, Training & Support
BB Base Benefits
BOT Board of Trustees
BPG Business Process Guide
BRIO Brio Portal
BT Budget Transfer
BU Business Unit
C99 Confidential Class
CBID Collective Bargaining (Unit) Identification
CC Campus Community
CIRS Campus Information Retrieval System
CMS Common Management System
CO CSU Office of the Chancellor
COA Chart of Accounts
COBRA Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1985 – requires employers with more than 20 employees and their insurance companies to provide covered employees the opportunity to extend health insurance benefits when coverage is lost due to various “qualifying events” (including separation)
COLA Cost of Living Adjustments
Comp Rate Compensation Rate
CSU California State University
CTO Compensatory Time Off
CTPR Comp Time Premium
CTST Comp Time Straight Time
DB Database
DBA Database Administrator
DeptID Department Identification Number
Descr Description
DI Disability Insurance
DIP Earnings Code
DIP Difference in Pay
E99 Excluded Class
EAP Employee Assistance Plan
EAR Employee Action Request form
EC Earnings Code
EDD Employment Development Department
EDS Employee Data System
EE Employee
EE1 Emergency Contract database
EFT Electronic Funds Transfer
EHDB Employment History Database
EmplID Employee Identification Number
ER Employer
ERISA Employee Retirement & Income Security Act of 1974 – governs qualified benefit plans including health and retirement
ESP Employee Salary Projection
ESS Employee Self Service
EUT End User Training
FAR Faculty Activity Report
FERP Faculty Early Retirement Program
FICA Federal Insurance Contributions Act
FIRMS Financial Information Record Management System
FLSA Fair Labor Standards Act
FMI Faculty Merit Increast
FMLA Family Medical Leave Act
FSA Flexible Spending Account
FTE Full Time Equivalency
FTP File Transfer Protocol
FWS Federal Work-Study
FY Fiscal Year
GA Graduate Assistant
GL General Ledger
Go Live Effective Date of the PeopleSoft Implementation
GSC Global Support Center
GSI General Salary Increase
HBO Health Benefits Officer
HCRA Health Care Reimbursement Accounts
HEERA Higher Education Employer-Employee Relations Act
HEUG Higher Education User Group
HIPAA Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 – The Act is designed to protect health insurance coverage for workers and their families when they change or lose their jobs.
HOSS Hardware Operations Support & Services
HR Human Resources Service Group
HRIS Human Resources Information System
HRMS Human Resources Management Systems
HRSA Human Resources/Student Administration Database
HUG CSU Human Resources Users Group
IDL Industrial Disability Leave – leave taken when CSU employee is receiving Workers Compensation benefits.
IDP Interactive Design & Prototype; sessions to review current processes in comparison to PS
JE Journal Entry
Job Code Class Code
Job Requisition Position Vacancy/Recruitment Announcement
LA Leave Accounting
LCD Labor Cost Distribution
LOA Leave of Absence
LWOP Leave without Pay
LWP Leave with Pay
MOU Memorandum of Understanding
MPP Management Personnel Plan
MQGE Medicare Qualified Government Employee
MSA Merit Salary Adjustment
MST Master Payroll (HR)
National ID US=Social Security Number
NDI Non-industrial Disability Leave
NID National Identification Numbers (US=SSN)
OLAP OnLine Analytical Processing – a multidimensional database system
PAC Project Advisory Committee
PAC CMS Project Advisory Committee
Pay Ready Payroll Ready
PD Project Director
PERS California Public Employees' Retirement System
PIMS Personnel Information Management System
PIP Payroll Input Process
PM Position Management
POS Positive Attendance
PPSD Personnel/Payroll Services Division
PPT Personnel/Payroll Transaction
PS PeopleSoft
PSD Personnel Services Division
PSI Performance Salary Increase
R01 Bargaining Unit: Physicians, Union of American Physicians & Dentists (Unit 1)
R02 Bargaining Unit: Health Care Support, California State Employees Association (Unit 2)
R03 Faculty, California Faculty Association (Unit 3)
R04 Academic Support, Academic Professionals of California (Unit 4)
R05 Operations & Support Services, California State Employees Association (Unit 5)
R06 Skilled Crafts, State Employees Trade Council (Unit 6)
R07 Clerical & Administrative Support Services, California State Employees Association (Unit 7)
R08 Public Safety, State University Police Association (Unit 8)
R09 Technical & Support Services, California State Employees Association (Unit 9)
R10 CMA Operating Engineers, International Union of Operating Engineers (Unit 10)
REG Regular Earnings
RTP Recruitment, Tenure & Promotion
RUG Regional User Group
SAM State Administrative Manual
SCO State controller's Office
SetID Collection of tables used to group general processing type tables
SME Subject Matter Experts
SOSS Software Operations Support & Services
SQL Structured Query Language
SQR Structured Query Report
SSI Service Salary Increase
SSN Social Security Number
STRS State Teachers' Retirement System
SUAM State University Administrative Manual
SUT State Unemployment Tax
T&L Time & Labor
TA Teaching Assistant
TRC Time Reporting Code
TSA Tax sheltered annuity
TUG CSU Technical Users Group
UI Unemployment Insurance
UTI Untaxed Income
VA Veterans Affairs
Vanilla The delivered version of PeopleSoft before any modifications are made
WAN Wide Area Network – a computer network that joins two different geographical locations
WTU Weighted Teaching Unit
YRO Year Round Operations