Concept of Calculated Salary Foundation

The Calculated Salary Foundation (CSF) table contains appointment data that normally represents a portion of the ongoing salary commitment for an incumbent in a position that is funded out of a particular account, sub-account, object and sub-object. Positions that are vacant can still be associated with committed funds.

The Genesis batch process (discussed below) uses information in the CSF table to populate the Budget Construction CSF table, the BC perimeter tables, and the salary-setting-related maintenance tables used in Budget Construction.

The overrides are applied by Genesis, which first gets the set of CSF rows, then applies the overrides and stores the results in the BC CSF table. So, your institutionís version of the CSF tracker process should not need to apply the overrides during the build of the regular CSF table.

Note on When to Override the CSF Tracker Table: The base functionality overrides only the CSF table during the Genesis process. However, your institution should make a decision as to where it makes sense to see the result of the CSF Tracker overrides (in CSF or in BC CSF) and make modifications accordingly.

Note on Indiana Universityís Implementation of CSF Tracker Table: At Indiana University, each time the CSF process runs, it re-populates the CSF table with the current set of commitments from data contained in IUís implementation of PeopleSoft. Optionally, the process also creates a historical picture of changes to each position since the beginning of the fiscal year. Your institution needs to either make a similar process to populate its version of the CSF Tracker table or manually maintain this table for Budget Construction. The required rows are those that are currently in the payroll system or are currently funding a vacant budget line.


Budget Construction Cycle