With 500 employees and approximately double the number of projects, the Labor Distribution function is quite complex. Salary is processed using the People @ Columbia (PAC) found under HR Manager Resources in the My Columbia Portal. The major components are:
Salary assignments - distribution of future salary
Cost Transfers - correction of past salary charges
Additional Compensation - usually received for performing extra duties, housing allowance, and special recruitment agreements
Effort Certification - review and verification of prior year's efflort distribution
Timesheets - hourly employees, overtime, and sea duty bonus pay are paid using a timesheet submitted to the LDEO HR Office and processed using the Financial Front End (FFE) ZT Module
Salary assignments and cost transfers are initiated by the Division Administrators. The DA's work closely with their PI's to allocate salary for all researchers. In ARC, processing salary requires a combocode which is based on the chartstring and generated by the financial system.