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Damage waiver protection

Damage waiver protection insurance that covers physical damage to a rental vehicle. Also referred to as Loss Damage Waiver (LDW) or Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) insurance.

Date track

A view of Oracle at any point in time (past or future). Editing and viewing of information is allowed for future dates. When you change your effective date, either to past or future, DateTrack enables you to enter information that takes effect on your new effective date, and to review information as of the new date. Two types of date tracking are:

  • update Create a new record as from the effective date. The system also maintains a history of the original information.
  • correct The record on display will override the previous information with the changes.

Debit memo

See credit and debit memos.

Delete record

An action that deletes the current record from the database. This Toolbar button is not always available because many records must be inactivated instead of deleted. This action is invoked by using the Delete Record icon from the Toolbar

Demotion, involuntary

The act of assigning an employee to a position that has a lower position title and corresponding salary grade for such reasons as reorganization, reduction-in-force, or for changes in sponsored program needs.

Demotion, voluntary

Occurs when an employee elects to take a position that has a lower position title and corresponding salary grade for reasons personal to the employee or to avoid being laid off during a reduction-in-force.

Descriptive flexfield

A customized field that can capture additional information required by an RF business process but not otherwise tracked by Oracle applications (e.g., prime sponsor on federal flow through awards). A descriptive flexfield appears in a block as a two character (or single character), unnamed field enclosed in brackets.

Detail budget

A budget whose authority is controlled by another budget.

Direct invoice or direct payment invoice

An invoice that does not have a corresponding purchase order. A miscellaneous payment is processed as a direct invoice.

Disabled individual

"One who has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more of an individual's major life activities; or refers to an individual having a record of such an impairment; or refers to an individual who is regarded as having such an impairment." A record of such an impairment means a history (accurate or not) of having a mental or physical impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities.

Discretionary award

An individual, one-time, lump sum, not added to base pay as authorized in the corporate salary plan.


"Unequal treatment of a class of persons. Discrimination may involve a single act or it may involve a continuing policy or practice. It may be intentional or unintentional; purpose or intent is irrelevant when the effect is to deny equal opportunity. If the result of an action, policy, or practice is unequal treatment of a particular protected class, then that action, policy, or practice is discriminatory."*

* Equal Employment Opportunity Compliance Manual, published by Prentice-Hall Information Services.

Draft budget

Working copy of the budget.


An automated system to request funds from sponsors (i.e., customers), using, for example, electronic mail or the telephone. If the request is granted, the sponsor deposits the funds directly into the recipient's bank account.

Drill down

In Oracle, allows you to click on a current record indicator to navigate directly to another window that displays either details of the current record or information related to the current record. Records that provide drill down are indicated by a wide width current record indicator. By double-clicking on the indicator you will navigate to the detail window. When a field provides drill-down it is rendered in green-underlined text on a white background. Double-click on the field to navigate to the detail window.


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