ED/OSERS/RSA
Rehabilitation Services Administration
ED

Acronym definitions

The list below contains frequently used acronyms and their definitions

107 report:
The report required in section 107 of the Rehabilitation Act requiring periodic monitoring of state agencies

723 State:
Grants to Centers for Independent Living in States in Which State Funding Equals or Exceeds Federal Funding

AFP:
Alternate Financing Program

AIVRS:
American Indian Vocational Rehabilitation Services

APR:
Annual Performance Report

ARR:
Annual Review Report

ARRA:
American Recovery and Reinvestment Act

BLN:
Business Leadership Network

CAP:
Client Assistance Program

CAP:
Corrective Action Plan

CAP:
Cost Allocation Plan

CE:
Continuing Education

CFDA:
Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance. See www.cfda.gov for a complete list of all of the over two thousand Federal assistance programs.

CIL:
Center for Independent Living

CO:
Contracting Officer

COTR:
Contracting Officer Technical Representative

CRP:
Community Rehabilitation Program

DOL:
Department of Labor

DSA:
Designated State Agency

DSU:
Designated State Unit

DUNS:
DUNS (Data Universal Numbering System). DUNS numbers are assigned by Dun & Bradstreet (D&B).

EDGAR:
Education Department General Administrative Regulations available on-line

FTE:
Full-time Equivalent

IEP:
Individual Education Plan

IL:
Independent Living

IL Part B:
State Independent Living Services Program

IL Part C:
Centers for Independent Living Program

IM:
Information Memorandom

IPE:
Individualized Plan for Employment

LEA:
Local Education Agency

MIS:
Management Information System

MOE:
Maintenance of Effort

MOU:
Memorandum of Understanding

NCES:
National Center for Education Statistics

NCLB:
No Child Left Behind

NEA:
National Education Association

NIDRR:
National Institute for Disability and Rehabilitation Research

NPRM:
Notice of Proposed RuleMaking - a public notice issued when ED wishes to add, remove, or change a rule or regulation.

OAS:
Office of Assistant Secretary

OCFO:
Office of the Chief Financial Officer

OCIO:
Office of the Chief Information Officer

OCR:
Office for Civil Rights

ODEP:
Office of Disability and Employment Policy

ODS:
Office of the Deputy Secretary

OELA:
Office of English Language Acquisition

OESE:
Office of Elementary and Secondary Education

OFBCI:
Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives

OGC:
Office of General Councel

OIB:
Older Individuals who are Blind

OIG:
Office of Inspector General

OII:
Office of Innovation and Improvement

OIIA:
Office of Intergovernmental and Ineragency Affairs

OLCA:
Office of Legislation and Congressional Affairs

OM:
Office of Management

OMB:
Office of Management and Budget

OPA:
Office of Public Affairs

OPE:
Office of Postsecondary Education

OS:
Office of the Secretary

OSDFS:
Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools

OSEP:
Office of Special Education Programs

OSERS:
Office of Special Education and Rehabilitation Services

OSS:
Order of Selection

OUS:
Office of the Under Secretary

OVAE:
Office of Vocational and Adult Education

PAAT:
Protection and Advocacy for Assistive Technology

PADD:
Protection and Advocacy for Persons with Developmental Disabilities

PAIR:
Protection and Advocacy of Individual Rights

PASS Plan:
Plan to Achieve Self Sufficiency

PBO:
Performance-Based Organization

PD:
Policy Directive

PIP:
Program Improvement Plan

PTSD:
Post-tramatic Stress Disorder

PWI:
Projects With Industry

RFP:
Request For Proposal

RS:
Randolph-Sheppard Program

RSA:
Rehabilitation Services Administration

RSA-113:
Quarterly cumulative VR caseload report

RSA-15:
Randolph Shepherd Annual Performance Report

RSA-2:
Annual VR program/cost report- cost areas as well as staffing

RSA-7-OB:
OIB Annual Performance Report

RSA-704:
IL Annual Performance Report

RSA-722:
Report of Resolution of Applicant/Client Appeals

RSA-911:
Closed VR case load report

S&E:
Salary & Expenses

S&I:
Standards and Indicators

SE:
Supported Employment

SEA:
State Eduation Agency

SF-269:
Financial Status Report

SF-425:
Federal Financial Report (replaced the 269 report)

SGAT:
State Grants for Assistive Technology

SILC:
Statewide Independent Living Council

SMPID:
State Monitoring and Improvement Division

SPIL:
State Plan for Independent Living

SRC:
State Rehabilitation Council

SRR:
Secretary’s Regional Representative

SSA:
Social Security Administration

SSDI:
Social Security Disability Insurance

SSI:
Supplemental Security Income

TA:
Technical Assistance

TACE:
Technical Assistance and Continuing Education

TPPS:
Third Party Processing System

TSPD:
Training Service Program Division

VR:
Vocational Rehabilitation

VR State Plan:
The plan states must submit and obtain RSA approval in order to get VR funding

WIA:
Workforce Investment Act