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A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z

  
      
A

AACC
 American Association of Community Colleges

ABE
 Adult Basic Education

ACINET
 America's Career Information Network

ACRN
 America's Career Resource Network

ACSCI
 Association of Computer-Based Systems for Career Information

ALA
 American Library Association

ALMIS
 America's Labor Market Information System

AMA
 American Management Association

AMP
 Asset Management Plan

ASA
 American Staffing Association

ASL
 America's Service Locator

ASTD
 American Society for Training and Development

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B

BEA
 Bureau of Economic Analysis

BLS
 Bureau of Labor Statistics - U.S. Dept. of Labor

BRAC
 Base Realignment and Closure

BRG
 Business Relations Group - U.S. Dept. of Labor

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C

CAA
 Career Advancement Account

CAP
 Consultant/Advisor Project

CBER
 Benter for Business and Economic Research

CES
 Current Employment Statistics

CFBCI
 Center for Faith-Based and Community Initiatives

CHAMPVA
 Civilian Health and Medical Program of the Department of Veteran Affairs

CIDS
 Career Information Delivery Systems

CIP
 Classification of Instructional Programs

COS
 CareerOneStop

CPS
 Current Population Survey

CVSO
 County Veteran Service Officer

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D

D.O.T.
 Dictionary of Occupational Titles

DART
 Days Away, Restricted and Transfer

DECD
 Department of Economic and Community Development

DFVCP
 Delinquent Filer Voluntary Compliance Program

DOL
 U.S. Department of Labor

DOLETA
 US Department of Labor / Employment and Training Administration

DOVE
 Data on Vocational Education

DRA
 Defecit Reduction Act

DUA
 Disaster Unemployment Assistance

DVOP
 Disabled Veterans Outreach Program

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E

EARN
 Employer Assistance and Recruiting Network

EBSA
 Employee Benefits Security Administration

EEO
 Equal Employment Opportunity

EEOICPA
 Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Act

EPA
 Environmental Protection Agency

EPI
 Economic Policy Institute

EQW
 Educational Quality of the Workforce

ERISA
 Employee Retirement Income Security Act

ESA
 Employment Standards Administration

ESA
 Economics and Statistics Administration

ESGR
 Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve

ESL
 English as a Second Language

ESOP
 Employee Stock Ownership Plan

ETA
 Employment and Training Administration

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F

FAIR
 Financial Advisor-Investor Relationship

FAQs
 Frequently Asked Questions

FBCO
 Faith-Based and Community Organization

FCC
 Federal Communications Commission

FDIC
 Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation

FECA
 Federal Employees' Compensation Act

FEIN
 Federal Employer Identification Number

FEMA
 Federal Emergency Management Agency

FERC
 Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

FLSA
 Fair Labor Standards Act

FRED
 Florida Research and Economic Database

FTE
 Full Time Equivalent

FY
 Fiscal Year

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G

GAO
 Government Accountability Office

GAO
 General Accounting Office

GDP
 Gross Domestic Product

GED
 General Equivalency Diploma (also the General Educational Development system, which administers the exam)

GPRA
 Government Performance and Results Act

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H

HGJTI
 High Growth Job Training Initiative

HHS
 Department for Health and Human Services

HR
 Human Resources

HUD
 Housing and Urban Development

HVRP
 Homeless Veteran's Reintegration Program

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I

IDCF
 Internet Data Collection Facility

ILAB
 Bureau of International Labor Affairs

IPEDS
 Integrated Post-secondary Educational Data System

ISEEK
 Internet System for Education and Employment Knowledge

IT
 Information Technology

ITSC
 Information Technology Support Center

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J

JAN
 Job Accommodation Network

JOLTS
 Job Opening and Labor Turnover Survey

JTPA
 Job Training and Partnership Act

JVA
 Jobs for Veterans Act

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L

LAUS
 Local Area Unemployment Statistics

LAWORKS
 Louisiana Works.

LEED
 Linking Education and Economic Development

LEHD
 Longitudinal Employer Household Dynamics

LMA
 Labor Market Area

LMI
 Labor Market Information

LMRDA
 Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act

LOHSEP
 Louisiana Office of Homeland Security and Emergency

LPD
 Lost production days

LVER
 Local Veterans Employment Representative

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M

MBA
 Masters in Business Administration

MEMA
 Mississippi Emergency Management Agency

MIDAS
 Metropolitan Information and Data Analysis Services

MINER Act
 Mine Improvement and New Emergency Response Act

MLS
 Mass Layoff Statistics

MRB
 Management Review Board

MSA
 Metropolitan Statistical Area

MSHA
 Mine Safety and Health Administration

MSPA
 Migrant and Seasonal Agricultural Worker Protection Act

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N

NAAL
 National Assessment of Adult Literacy

NACE
 National Association of Colleges and Employers

NAEP
 National Assessment of Educational Progress

NAFTA
 North American Free Trade Agreement

NAICS
 North American Industry Classification System

NAM
 National Association of Manufacturers

NASWA
 National Association of State Workforce Agencies

NAWB
 National Association of Workforce Boards

NAWDP
 National Association of Work Force Development Professionals

NBP
 National Business Partnership

NCDA
 National Career Development Association

NCES
 National Center for Education Statistics

NCJA
 National Job Corps Association

NCMEC
 National Center for Missing and Exploited

NCOE
 National Council for Occupational Education

NEG
 National Emergency Grant

NHES
 National Household Education Surveys

NIFL
 National Institute for Literacy

NIOSH
 National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health

NLS
 National longitudinal Surveys

NOICC
 National Occupation Information Coordinating Committee

NTSC
 National Training Support Center

NVTI
 National Veterans Training Institute

NWA
 National Workforce Association

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O

O*NET
 Occupational Information Network

OASAM
 Office of the Assistant Secretary for Administration and Management

OASP
 Office of the Assistant Secretary for Policy

OCFO
 Office of the Chief Financial Officer

ODEP
 Office of Disability Employment Policy

ODEP
 Office of Disability Employment Policy - U.S. Dept. of Labor

OES
 Occupational Employment Statistics

OFCCP
 Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs

OIG
 Office of Inspector General

OJC
 Office of Job Corps - U.S. Dept. of Labor

OJT
 On-the-Job Training

OLMIS
 Oregon Labor Market Information System

OLMS
 Office of Labor-Management Standards

OMB
 Office of Management and Budget

OPM
 Office of Personnel Management

OSBP
 Office of Small Business Programs

OSEC
 Office of the Secretary

OSHA
 Occupational Safety and Health Administratin - U.S. Dept.of Labor

OWCP
 Office of Workers' Compensation Programs

OYS
 Office of Youth Services - U.S. Dept. of Labor

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P

PALMIDS
 Pennsylvania Labor Market Information Database System

PART
 Program Assessment Rating Tool

PBGC
 Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation

PDF
 Portable Document Format - many online forms are in this format, accessible with Adobe Acrobat reader.

PERM
 Program Electronic Review Management

PMA
 President's Management Agenda

PPA
 Pension Protection Act

PRM
 Periodic Roll Management

PSID
 Panel Study of Income Dynamics

PY
 Program Year

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Q

QCEW
 Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages

QOP
 Quantum Opportunity Program

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R

RAIS
 Registered Apprenticeship Information System

REACT
 Rapid ERISA Action Team

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S

SASR
 Sensitive Application Security Review

SBA
 Small Business Administration

SCSEP
 Senior Community Service Employment Program

SHARE
 Safety, Health and Return-to-Employment

SHARP
 Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program

SHRM
 Society for Human Resource Management

SIC
 Standard Industrial Classifications

SIPP
 Survey of Income and Program Participation

SOC
 Standard Occupational Classification

SOICC
 State Occupations Information Coordinating Committee

SOL
 Office of the Solicitor

SSA
 Social Security Administration

STEM
 Science Technology Engineering and Math

SVC
 State Veterans Coordinator

SVER
 Senior Veterans Employment Representative

SWA
 State Workforce Agency

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T

TAA
 Trade Adjustment Assistance

TANF
 Temporary assistance to needy families through the Department of Health and Human Services

TAP
 Transition Assistance Program

TBD
 To be determined

TWC
 Texas Workforce Commission

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U

UI
 Unemployment Insurance

UI/UC
 Unemployment Insurance/Compensation

USDHS
 U.S. Department of Homeland Security

USDOJ
 US Department of Justice

USDOL
 U.S. Department of Labor.

USDOT
 U.S. Department of Transportation

USDoEd
 U. S. Department of Education

USERRA
 Uniformed Services Employment and Re-employment Rights Act

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V

VA
 Veteran's Affairs

VETS
 Veterans' Employment and Training Service - U.S. Dept. of Labor

VFCP
 Voluntary Fiduciary Correction Program

VONAPP
 Veteran's Online Application for Benefits

VPP
 Voluntary Protection Program

VWIP
 Veterans Workforce Investment Porgram

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W

WB
 Women's Bureau

WHD
 Wage and Hour Division

WIA
 Workforce Investment Act

WIC
 Workforce Information Council

WIRED
 Workforce Innovation in Regional Economic Development

WIS
 Workforce Information System

WTW
 Welfare-To-Work

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