Department Description

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Department Description uniquely identifies a department within the organization.[1] The department level is below the group level and is the lowest level in the organizational hierarchy. Employees are assigned to departments.

Where Term Appears
CSUMB Data Warehouse Dashboards:N/A - Inactive and not available on dashboards
Data Custodian
University Personnel
Data Source
Source System:CMS - HR
Source Table Name:PS_DEPT_TBL
Source Field Name:DESCR
Census Process:No
Logical Transformation / Calculation
OBIEE Folder and Column
Folder Heading:"CSU HR Organization"
Column Heading:"Department Description"


Examples of Department Description include:

  • AVP Enrollment Services
  • AVP Finance
  • Academic Personnel
  • Academic Plan & Instl Effectiv
  • Academic Scheduling
  • Academic Senate
  • Accounting Department
  • Administrative Systems Mgmt
  • Alumni Relations
  • Aquatics Center
  • Arts, Humanities& Social Science
  • Associated Students
  • Athletics Admn, Office of
  • ...etc.


  1. Oracle. PeopleSoft HCM 9.1 Application Fundamentals PeopleBook. Retrieved from: