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Salary Setting
The Salary Setting Transaction in SAP is replacing the BPA system that was used for setting Faculty and Exempt salaries. It will be used to set individual salaries for the following types of employees:
-Faculty
-Exempt (monthly) Staff
-Non-Exempt (biweekly) Staff
SAP Salary Setting provides direct setting of employee rates for July 1 salary increases and should reduce the volume of Staff Change (PCN) forms. In addition to being fully integrated with the SAP HR-Payroll system, it offers an array of reporting and data entry capabilities. Security with the Salary Setting Transaction is identical to that of the Accounting View of Payroll report in SAP.

Sans Serif
A typeface without the short cross-lines at the ends of the main strokes of many letters; example: Universe Condensed
SAP
SAP (pronounced as spelled out) stands for Systems, Applications, and Products which is a translation from the German language of "Systemanalyse und Programmentwicklung". SAP is the German company that produces many different enterprise solution products, such as the iForms product that Duke purchased.
SAP Pay Periods
The SAP pay period for employees paid biweekly will be Period 17 of the 1-26 periods, and the pay period for employees paid monthly will be Period 8 of the 1-12 periods. You may reference the Duke University payroll schedule posted on the Corporate Payroll Website or the individual payroll schedule cards to determine the SAP pay period.
SB/S
Abbreviation found on Biweekly Leave, Gross Pay Computation, and Distribution Reports. Stands for: Standby/Special Hours
Screen Tint
A device used in printing that decreases color intensity by reproducing fine dots of the color; example: a 50% screen of black produces a medium gray
SEC
Abbreviation found on Biweekly Leave, Gross Pay Computation, and Distribution Reports. Stands for: Secondary position's data for determining the gross pay of the secondary job
Serif
A typeface with short cross-lines at the ends of the main strokes of many letters; example: Times New Roman
Service Category
(for company code 0010 (University) only)
The third and fourth digits of the appropriate G/L account.
Service Centers
Departments or activities that provide goods or specific technical or administrative services for internal University operations and charge the user directly for these goods/services. Examples are Office Products/Services, Bulk Mail, Medical School Labs, NMR Facility, Computer Science Lab, etc
Service Type
(for company code 0010 (University) only)
The first two digits of the appropriate G/L account.
Settlement
Currently, Duke is using Settlement in SAP to "settle" the expense of a major construction Project, such as a building, from a Project to an Asset (capital acquisition) once complete. Also, Settlement is being used for minor construction Projects (under $100,000) in SAP, to "settle" the expense of the Project to departments/divisions who are funding the Project. This Settlement is done monthly and replaces a manual Journal Voucher done monthly in the past.

Settlement works as follows: the costs incurred in a Project on one or more receivers is automatically accompanied by corresponding credit postings to the Project itself. The costs settled are recorded on the relevant receiver. Debit postings assigned to the Project remain on display even after Settlement. Settlement can be performed as a simulation or an update.
Shared Resource
A Department or Cost Center providing goods and /or services that do not represent the major purpose of the generating department (e.g. departmental electron microscope). Additionally this includes a department or cost center that provides good/services intradepartmentally, that is, to other departments/divisions generally associated with the Shared Resource. The services are intended as a convenience to faculty, staff, and students. Rates are based on direct costs only and can only include internal cost center support costs.
Signature
In printing or binding, the name given to a printed sheet after it has been folded; each signature is composed of 4 pages
Silhouette
An image with all of the background removed
 
 
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