There are three types of department codes used at UCSB:

  • Owner Code: the physical department, the employees, the account responsibility, the pots of money.
  • Mail Code: the place where things are mailed to. The reason for department codes that have no (UCSB) employees is that they were established to have an address to mail things to, such as off-campus locations.
  • Home department: used for Payroll—each employee is assigned to one department. The Department Code used in the Data Warehouse can represent either the Owner Code or the Mail Code.