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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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Term Definition
Identification

The association of some unique or at least useful label to a person or entity to ascertain their identity. Identification answers the question, Who is this person or entity? (USAID Automated Directives System - ADS - Chapter 545).

Idi Graduation Panel

A panel convened and chaired by the Deputy Assistant Administrator, Bureau for Management, Office of Human Resources (DAA - M - HR) or designee, to review the files of participants who have completed one year of overseas on-the-job training (OJT). The IDI Graduation Panel members include the IDI Program manager, the appropriate CDO(s) the Staffing Branch Chief, and an Office of Equal Opportunity Programs (EOP) representative, who will serve as a non-voting member (USAID Automated Directives System - ADS - Chapter 459).

Idi Learning Plans

One plan is prepared at the outset of the USAID - W training establishing the duration and composition of the training in Washington, including classroom training. A second learning plan is prepared upon arrival overseas, establishing the duration and composition of the training in the target office and each rotation within the mission. Both plans are developed by the IDI supervisor and the IDI, with input from the CDO and the IDI program manager. Learning objectives and responsibilities are stated in both plans. Plans are based on each participant's background and experience and can be modified during the IDI learning program, as appropriate (USAID Automated Directives System - ADS - Chapter 459).

Idi Performance Evaluation Report

The form used for evaluating participants during the USAID - W OJT assignments of two or more weeks. An evaluation of classroom training is obtained, if appropriate (USAID Automated Directives System - ADS - Chapter 459).

Idi Program Manager

The IDI Program Manager is responsible for the overall management of the IDI Program (USAID Automated Directives System - ADS - Chapter 459).

Idi Supervisor

The supervisor of the major unit to which an IDI is currently assigned as part of a Washington rotation or an overseas assignment (USAID Automated Directives System - ADS - Chapter 459).

Immediate

Outgoing telegram label assigned to important policy or end of life matters (USAID Automated Directives System - ADS - Chapter 549).

Immediate Family Members

The spouse, parents, siblings or children of the deceased employee (USAID Automated Directives System - ADS - Chapter 492).

Impact Of The Person On The Job

The policy for classifying positions based on impact of the person on the job is based on the premise that the special knowledge, skills, abilities, talents, or achievements of an individual may have an important effect on the duties responsibilities, and expectation of the job held (USAID Automated Directives System - ADS - Chapter 418).

Implementation Disputes

See 3 FAM 4412 (USAID Automated Directives System - ADS - Chapter 486).

Implementation Instrument

A binding relationship established between USAID and an outside party or parties to carry out USAID programs, by authorizing the use of USAID funds and - or nonfinancial resources for 1) The acquisition of services or commodities or 2) Assistance that provides support or stimulation to accomplish a public purpose. Examples of such instruments include contracts, grants, cooperating agreements, and interagency agreements (USAID Automated Directives System - ADS - Chapter 304).

Implementation Letter (Il)

Formal correspondence between USAID and another party following a formal agreement that obligates funding. Implementation letters serve several functions, including providing more detailed implementation procedures, providing details on terms of an agreement, recording the completion of conditions precedent to disbursements, and approving funding commitments and mutually agreed upon modifications to program descriptions. Formerly known as Project Implementation Letters (PIL) (USAID Automated Directives System - ADS - Chapters 200-203).

Implementer

The individual or entity that carries out program and management planning and oversight of the Participant Training. See training contractor. (USAID Automated Directives System - ADS - Chapter 253).

Implementing Mechanism

A legally binding relationship established between an executing agency (generally a USG agency like USAID or a host government agency) and an implementing entity (contractor or grantee). To carry out USG-funded programs. An implementing mechanism is authorized to use USG funds to: acquire services or commodities. provide assistance (a grant or loan), or fulfill specific agreements such as cash transfers to host-country governments. Examples of implementing mechanisms include contracts, cooperative agreements, grants, inter-agency agreements, fixed amount reimbursement and performance agreements and cash transfers to host country governments (USAID Automated Directives System - ADS - Chapters 200-203).

Implementing Organization

In the context of microenterprise development, any government or non-government organization that directly provides financial services and - or non-financial assistance to microenterprises, or that performs other activities intended to improve the environment for microenterprise performance (USAID Automated Directives System - ADS - Chapter 219).

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