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Glossary of Terms Used for USAID's Automated Directives System (ADS) - Updated 07/15/2011 Partial Revision

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E-Gov Project

A kind of IT Investment that uses web-based Internet applications and other information technologies, combined with processes that implement these technologies, to address Government-to-Citizen, Government-to-Government, and Government-to-Business relationships, internal efficiency and effectiveness, or e-authentication requirements (USAID Automated Directives System - ADS - Chapter 577).

E-Government

The government's use of web-based Internet applications and other information technologies, combined with processes that implement these technologies (USAID Automated Directives System - ADS - Chapter 577).

E-Statement Of Account

The electronic monthly summary of account activities of each Purchase Cardholder provided by the bank. This summary also itemizes each transaction posted to the account during the billing cycle (USAID Worldwide Purchase Card Program Manual, A Mandatory Reference for ADS Chapter 331).

E2 Travel System

E2 Solutions is a web based end-to-end travel management tool. Features of E2 solutions include: paperless travel authorization and voucher document submissions, document approval routing, calculation of per diem and actual expenses, automatic obligation and deobligation and split disbursement of funds when interfaced with the Agency's financial system, receipt imaging, voucher pre-population from expenses identified on the travel authorization, audit capability, and online help and support (USAID Automated Directives System - ADS - Chapter 633).

Earmark

Funds provided by the Congress for projects or programs where the Congressional direction (in bill or report language). circumvents Executive Branch merit-based or competitive allocation processes, or specifies the location or recipient, or otherwise curtail the ability of the Executive Branch to manage critical aspects of the funds allocation process (USAID Automated Directives System - ADS - Chapter 634).

Earned Annuity

An amount computed on the basis of the employee's actual service, unused sick leave, and high 3 average pay and, if required, reduced for retirement before age 55 and failure to make deposits or redeposits (USAID Automated Directives System - ADS - Chapter 494).

Earned Value Management

Earned Value Management (EVM) is a set of disciplined management processes which seek to integrate a project's technical scope, schedule, and budget. The primary goal of EVM is to provide transparency and reduce risk in project execution (USAID Automated Directives System - ADS - Chapter 577).

Economic And Social Database (Esdb)

An online information system that provides access to international economic and social data in support of Agency operations and evaluation activities (USAID Automated Directives System - ADS - Chapter 540).

Economically Justified Activity

A development project that aims to correct a financial market imperfection in a host country, region, or targeted sector (USAID Automated Directives System - ADS - Chapter 249).

Economy Act Orders

Requisitions for goods or services placed by one Federal Agency with another (using FAR 17.5 procedures) under Economy Act Section 1535(a) USAID rarely uses Economy Act Orders when transferring funds to other agencies, since the specific authorities under FAA Sections 632(a) and 632(b) generally cover the same types of transactions and are more appropriate to use (USAID Automated Directives System - ADS - Chapter 306).

Economy Fare

Air transportation costing less than premium, including excursions, groups, and special fares (See also ACCOMMODATIONS (AIRPLANE)) (USAID Automated Directives System - ADS - Chapter 523).

Editorial Changes

Editorial changes are simple clarifications that do not alter the substantive meaning of the ADS material. Editorial changes include punctuation changes, grammar corrections, reordering existing material and adding headers for ease of use, address and name changes, and hyperlink additions (USAID Automated Directives System - ADS - Chapter 501).

Education Allowance

See STR 270. ADS 523.5.1p (USAID Automated Directives System - ADS - Chapter 477).

Educational Travel

STR 280. 6 FAM 111.1-1 (USAID Automated Directives System - ADS - Chapter 477).

Eeo Counselor

An individual appointed by the D - EOP to provide EEO counseling on a collateral duty basis (USAID Automated Directives System - ADS - Chapter 110).

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