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Glossary of Terms

Activity Codes
See Program Code below
Appropriation  Money set aside by formal action for a specific use.
Base Budget
 Funding that generally continues on an annual basis.
BOR  Board of Regents, UW System governing entity, an 18-member board as established under Chapter 36 of the Wisconsin State Statutes. The Governor of Wisconsin appoints Board members to seven-year terms, except the two student regents who are appointed to two-year terms. The Board appoints the President of the UW System, the chancellors of the 13 universities, the chancellor of UW-Extension and UW Colleges, and the deans of the 13 colleges. All appointees serve at the pleasure of the Board. The Board also sets admission standards, reviews and approves university budgets, and establishes the regulatory framework within which the individual units operate.
 Carryover  One-time-only funding from the prior fiscal year, approved for use in the new fiscal year.
Classified employee
 An employee included in the classified service comprised of all positions not included in the unclassified service. See ss. 230.08(3) and 230.09(2)(a), Wis. Stats.
 Department of Administration, State of Wisconsin. Its primary function is to deliver a wide range of support services to other state agencies.
FTE  Full-Time Equivalent position
 GPR  General Purpose Revenue: General purpose revenues consist of general taxes, miscellaneous receipts and revenues collected by State agencies that are paid into a specific fund, lose their identity and are then available for appropriation by Legislature.
 Personnel-Checkbook  The spreadsheet listing each college's/unit's unclassified and classified FTE for a specified fiscal year by employee's name, FTE amount and salary amount.
 PR  Program Revenue: Program revenues consist of revenues that are paid into the general fund and are credited by law to an appropriation to finance a specified program or State agency.
 PRF  Federal revenues (Program Revenue - Federal) are moneys received from the federal government that may be deposited as program revenues in the general fund OR as segregated revenues in the segregated fund.
 Program Codes (Formerly Activity Codes)  Codes used as the basis for assigning program costs in preparing the annual, opperating budget.
 PS-SFS  PeopleSoft - Shared Financial System, the UWOSH accounting system
 Redbook  The Redbook is the end product that publishes UWS annual, base operating budget details, base budget data having been entered by each campus through the UWS base budget system. Redbook may be accessed by visiting or by using a hard copy available in the campus library.
 SEG  Segregated Funds: Segregated fund revenues are revenues that, by law, are deposited into funds other than the general fund and are available for the purposes for which such funds are created.
 Unclassified employee  All state officers elected by the people, officers and employees appointed by the governor, the faculty and academic staff in the University of of Wisconsin System, most division administrator positions, and justices of the Wisconsin Supreme Court. See ss. 230.08(2) and (4), 230.148, 230.33, and 230.35, Wis. Stats.; Comp. Plan, Sec. B and C.
 WISDM  UW System Wisconsin Data Mart for PeopleSoft Financials, an online tool used to monitor, track and report annual budgets, expenditures, salary and fringe benefit expenses, purchase orders, vouchers, vendors, journal entries, etc.
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