Acronym Definitions

Many acronyms are used to describe documents or processes in HR, Payroll and Position Management. Below is a definition guide of frequently used acronyms.

AcronymStands ForWhat It Is
JDFJob Description FormThis document is used for all new and filled staff positions.  It contains the duties and responsibilities of each position.
PARPosition Authorization RequestThe PAR is completed online through PeopleSoft to update information regarding the position control number (PCN), including FTE, budget, title, etc.
JDCJob Data ChangeThe JDC is competed online though PeopleSoft to update a person's status in a position.  It is often used to hire, terminate or update a person.
CBCCriminal Background CheckUnder state law, the University of Louisville requires a Criminal Background Check (CBC) of all new hires. Once a preferred candidate has been selected for a position, a CBC must be initiated.
PCNPosition Control NumberEvery position at the university has a unique position control number (PCN).
NEONew Employee OrientationAll new employees must attend a New Employee Orientation, often referred to as NEO.
RIFReduction in ForceThe abolition of an occupied position due to an elimination of or reduction in funding, reduced or changed work requirements, or department reorganization.
FTEFull Time EquivalencyThe percentage of full-time the employee is assigned to work. Full-time would equal 100 percent.