Congratulations on your new employment at Texas State! A new job is an exciting time, and we understand that at times it can also be overwhelming.
During this important transition period, we encourage you to familiarize yourself with the following checklists below, separated by different time frames, to help you prepare for your new role.
New Employee Checklist
Other helpful resources for you as a new employee are:
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
All Texas State employees are required to review the New Employee Notices website within the first 30 days of employment.
Disabled Veteran Parking Permit – Veterans with a service-connected disability are exempt from paying parking permit fees but must always register their vehicle with Parking Services, and obtain, and properly display, a Texas State physical or virtual parking permit. Specific documentation is required. Contact Parking Services for details.
Veteran Health Care Leave – If you receive care through the VA during your working hours, this time should be logged as Veteran Health Care Leave (as opposed to Sick Leave, which you would use if receiving care from a civilian provider). Contact our Benefits team if you have questions.
Reasonable Accommodations for Disabilities – The University’s ADA Coordinator is here to help you obtain accommodations necessary to perform the essential functions of your job. Reach out to our ADA Workplace Accommodations team for more details.