New Employees: UNI Acronyms

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Resources for New Employees

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Contact Information for P&S New Hires
Megan Combs
P&S Employment Coordinator

Contact Information for Merit New Hires
Scott Klahsen
Merit Employment Coordinator

Contact Information for Faculty New Hires

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College of Business Administration CBA
College of Education COE
College of Humanities, Arts and Sciences CHAS
College of Social and Behavioral Sciences CSBS

Programs, Associations, Affiliations, Departments 
Board of Regents BOR
Classic Upward Board CUB
Community Outreach Partnership Center COPC
Educational Opportunity Center EOC
Educational Opportunity Programs & Special Community Services EOP/SCS
Health, Physical Education & Leisure Services HPELS
Higher Learning Commission HLC
Information Technology Services ITS
Instructional Resources and Technology Services IRTS
Intercollegiate Athletics Advisory Council IAAC
Iowa Academy of Science IAS
Iowa Center for Immigrant Leadership and Integration ICILI
Iowa Consortium for Applied Gerontology IaCAG
Iowa Educational Technology Training Institute IETTI
Iowa Waste Reduction Center IWRC
John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center JPEC
Management Information Systems Association MISA
Minority Graduate Student Association MGSA
National Ag Based Lubricants NABL
National Program for Playground Safety NPPS
National Student Exchange NSE
Northern Iowa Student Government NISG
Office of Business Operations OBO
Physics Resources and Instructional Strategies for Motivating Students PRISMS
Recycling and Reuse Technology Transfer Center RRTTC
Regional Business Center RBC
Research & Sponsored Programs RSP
Strategic Marketing Services SMS
Student Admission Ambassadors SAA
Student Disability Services SDS
Student Outcomes Assessment SOA
UNI Together for Education UNITE
University of Northern Iowa Center for Urban Education UNI-CUE
University Relations UR
Wellness & Recreation Services WRS

Baker Hall BAK
Bartlett Hall BAR
Begeman Hall PHY
Bender Hall BEN
Biology Research Complex BRC
Business and Community Services BCS
Campanile CPL
Campbell Hall CAM
Center for Energy and Environmental Education CEEE
Center for Multicultural Education CME
College Courts CCT
Commons COM
Communication Arts Center CSC
Curris Business Building CBB
Dancer Hall DAN
East Bartlett SSC
Eiklor EIK
Gallagher-Bludorn Performing Arts Center GBPAC/ PAC
Gilchrist Hall GIL
Greenhouse GNH
Hagemann Hall HAG
Health Beat HEB
Hillside Courts HSC
Holmes HOM
Honors Cottage EMC
Human Performance Complex HPC
Industrial Technology Center ITC
Innovative Teaching and Technology Center ITT
International Studies Center INT
Iowa Waste reduction IWR
Jennings Courts JCT
John Pappajohn Regional Center RBC
Kamerick Art Building KAB
Lang Hall LNG
Latham Hall LAT
Lawther Hall LAW
Marshall Center School MCS
Maucker Union MAU
McCollum Science Hall MSH
McElroy Hall MCE
McGovern MCG
McLeod Center MCL
Museum MUS
NABL Research Program NAB
Noehren Hall NRN
Panther Village PVL
Pendergraft PEN
Physical Plant PHP
Power Plant PPL
Psychology 1 P#1
Redeker Center RDC
Residence on the Hill RTH
Rider Hall RID
Rod Library LIB
Russell Hall  RSL
Sabin Hall  SAB
Schindler Education Center SEC
Seerley Hall SRL
Shull Hall SHU
Strayer-Wood Theatre SWT
Student Health Clinic SHC
Tallgrass Prairie Center NRV
Towers Center TOW
UNI Center for Urban Education DPT
University Apartments Office UAP
Warehouse 1 WH1
Warehouse  WHS
Wellness Recreations Center WRC
West Gym WST
Wright Hall WRT

Child Development Center CDC
Graduate Assistant GA
Masters of Business Administration MBA
Material Safety Data Sheets MSDS
Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics STEM

Human Resource Services 
Accidental Death & Dismemberment insurance AD&D
Affordable Care Act ACA
American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees AFSCME
American's with Disability Act ADA
American's with Disability Act Amendments Act ADAAA
Collective Bargaining Agreement CBA
Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act COBRA
Disability Advisory & Advocacy Committee DAAC
Early Retirement Incentive Plan ERIP
E-Business Suite e-biz
Employee Assistance Program EAP
Employee Self Service ESS
Equal Employment Opportunity EEO
Explanation of Benefits (issued by the insurance company to participants to explain what amount of their medical expense was covered) EOB
Faculty and Staff Disability Services FSDS
Fair Labor Standards Act FLSA
Family and Medical Leave Act FMLA
Federal Insurance Contribution Act (refers to Sociality Security and Medicare taxes) FICA
First Report of Injury FROI
Fiscal Year FY
Flexible Spending Account FSA
Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act HIPAA
Health Maintenance Organization HMO
Human Resource Information Systems HRIS
Human Resource Services HRS
Internal Revenue Service IRS
Iowa Public Education Retirement System IPERS
Labor Distribution LD
Leave of Absence LOA
Leave without pay LWOP
Long Term Disability LTD
Pay Grade PG
Personnel Action Form PAF
Position Description Questionnaire PDQ
Position Evaluation Committee PEC
Preferred provider organization (a group of providers who are considered 'in-network' with the insurance company) PPO
Premium Only Plan (allows employees to pay for their share of insurance premiums with pre-tax dollars) POP
Primary Care Physician PCP
Professional and Scientific P&S
Request to Fill (to request a new or vacant position to be filled) RTF
Salary Reduction Agreement (for Supplemental Retirement elections) SRA
Staff Tuition Reimbursement Program STRP
Student Disability Services SDS
Tax Equity and Fiscal Responsibility Act (claims for an active at work Medicare eligible employee and spouse covered under the group health plan must be paid primary by the group health plan unless the employee indicates otherwise - this applies to persons who are eligible or Medicare due to age only.) TEFRA
Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association - College Retirement Equities Fund TIAA-CREF
University Identification number UID
Vocational Rehabilitation VR
Workers Compensation WC/Workers Comp

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Date Updated:August 20, 2013