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The following is a compilation of a few essential Texas State resources and required training to help you get started on the right track and get acclimated.



Texas State Acronyms

AA Division of Academic Affairs

CEU:  Continuing Education Unit

EAP:  Employee Assistance Program (Bobcat Balance)

E-NPO:  Electronic-Non Purchase Order

ERS:  Employee Retirement System of Texas – Handles insurance benefits for employees

GAO:  General Accounting Office

FERPA:  The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act

FLSA:  Fair Labor Standards Act

FMLA:  Family and Medical Leave Act

FSS:  Division of Finance and Support Services

GATO:  Gato is the name of Texas State’s web content management system

GOJA:  Guidelines Oriented Job Analysis

IT:  Division of Information Technology

ITAC:  Information Technology Assistance Center

JCK:  JC Kellam Building

LBJSC:  LBJ Student Center

NEW:  New Employee Welcome

NSNR:  Non Student Non Regular (NSNR):  Hourly temporary staff employee, non-benefits eligible

OSP:  Office of Sponsored Programs

OWLS:  Department of Occupational, Workforce, and Leadership Studies

PACE:  Personalized Academic and Career Exploration

PCR:  Personnel Change Request

RRC:  Round Rock Campus

SA:  Division of Student Affairs

SAP:   Texas State uses SAP for financial accounting, budgeting, grants, payroll and human resources.

SLP:  State Longevity Pay

TRACS:  Web-based system that allows access to shared materials

TRS:  Teacher Retirement System:  Retirement Benefits

TSUS:  Texas State University System

UA:  Division of University Advancement

ULP:  University Longevity Program

UPD:  University Police Department

UPPS:  University Policy and Procedure Statements

WCI:  Worker’s Compensation Insurance



Quick Links

HR Bulletin


Support Staff Resources



Visit the Professional Development website for more information on workshop availability. Also, consult with your supervisor and/or employees to determine required training.