An OUC (Organizational Unit Code) is a department/unit identification code, also referred to as Department ID.
The Department ID is an identifying field in various administrative systems that assign activity by department or program. The six-digit field affords a numbering scheme for departments and represents a hierarchal structure determined by each 2-digit group:
- The first two digits represent a major division or college headed by the Chancellor, Vice Chancellor, Dean, Vice Provost, or Associate Vice Chancellor level of responsibility.
- The following two digits represent a department level.
- The last two digits identify programs within departments.
Each financial transaction is stamped with a Department ID designation. The Department ID designation is assigned to every project and used by other systems for reporting purposes.
How do I look up a Department ID (OUC) number?