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Task

The lowest unit of work in a project; a subdivision of project work. Each project can have a set of top-level tasks and a hierarchy of subtasks below each top-level task.

  • Top Task a task whose parent is the project.
  • Middle Task a task that is not a top task or lowest task.
  • Lowest Task a task that is at the bottom of the Work Breakdown Structure.

 

Tax Identification Number (TIN)

A Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN) is required by the federal government for reporting purposes. A TIN can be a Social Security Number (SSN) or an Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN). A SSN is issued by the Social Security Administration (SSA) and an ITIN is issued by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).  

 

 

Technical service 

A person or a firm rendering technical and professional service for a fee.

NOTE: In general, persons (as opposed to corporations) rendering technical services are employees. 

 

Template (award + project)

Predefined data that repeats from award to award and from project to project to simplify and standardize award and project entry.

 

 

Terminating employees

Action taken to terminate an employee occurs when he or she leaves the organization. Information about the employee remains on the system but all current assignments are ended.

 

 

Tolerance

See matching tolerance.

 

 

Transaction control

Cost control at the project or task level.

 

 

Transfer

Occurs when an employee accepts a position offered to him or her in the same Research Foundation department, in a different Research Foundation department, or at another operating location. For transfers within the same operating location the new position will be at the same salary grade, but the new position title can be different.

 

 

Travel status

An employee is in travel status when engaged in official RF business at a distance greater than 35 miles from both his or her designated official station and place of residence.  Employees must be in travel status to be eligible for meals and lodging.

 

 

Tuition waiver 

 "An official forgiveness of part or all of the tuition at a state-operated campus (not applicable to community colleges)."*

*Definition taken from the SUNY Administrative Procedure (Item 059) "Waiver of Tuition, Fees and Other Charges" (dated September 14, 1979).

 



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