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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
Sabbatical

An absence from duty, with pay, that an agency may grant to an SES career appointee for up to 11 months to engage in study or uncompensated work experience for developmental purposes (USAID Automated Directives System - ADS - Chapter 423).

Sabotage

An act or acts with the intent to injure, interfere with, or obstruct the national defense or foreign policy of a country by willfully injuring, destroying, or attempting to destroy national defense or war material, premises, or utilities, to include human or natural resources (USAID Automated Directives System - ADS - Chapter 562).

Safehaven

An approved site where vital records are stored for safekeeping and retrieval in cases of emergency and - or disaster. This site has to be at a location that is separate from where the files originated (USAID Automated Directives System - ADS - Chapter 502, 511). A designated area within a building that serves as an emergency sanctuary and provides at least 60-minute force-entry and ballistic-resistant (FE - BR) protection, emergency power, ventilation, communications, and emergency egress (USAID Automated Directives System - ADS - Chapter 562).

Sanitize

To degauss or overwrite information on magnetic or other data storage media (USAID Automated Directives System - ADS - Chapter 562).

Saved Pay

The SES rated pay that the individual receives by accepting a lower graded position after leaving the SES as the result of reduction-in-force or removal during probationary period (See Mandatory Reference, 5 USC 3594(c)(1)(2) for definitions and limitations of SES pay) (USAID Automated Directives System - ADS - Chapter 423).

Scan

A feature on radios that allows the operator to monitor different channel at one time (USAID Automated Directives System - ADS - Chapter 564).

Schedule A Position

Positions other than those of a confidential or policy-determining character for which it is impracticable to examine (USAID Automated Directives System - ADS - Chapter 413).

Schedule Awards

Compensation provided for specified periods of time for the permanent loss, or loss of use, of each of certain body members, organs and functions (USAID Automated Directives System - ADS - Chapter 442).

Schedule B Position

Positions other than those of a confidential or policy-determining character for which it is not practicable to hold a competitive examination (USAID Automated Directives System - ADS - Chapter 413).

Schedule C Position

Positions of a confidential or policy-determining character (USAID Automated Directives System - ADS - Chapter 413).

Schedule Change

A modification or adjustment in the established work schedule of an employee of a permanent or temporary nature which may be initiated by either the supervisor or employee (USAID Automated Directives System - ADS - Chapter 479).

Schedule Tour Of Duty

See 5 CFR Sec. 531.403 (USAID Automated Directives System - ADS - Chapter 471).

Scheduled Annual Leave

Leave requested and approved in advance in writing on an Application for Leave (SF-71) (USAID Automated Directives System - ADS - Chapter 480).

Schedules A, B, And C

Categories of positions excepted from the competitive service by regulation (USAID Automated Directives System - ADS - Chapter 413).

Scope Of Work

The document that describes the specifications of an audit contracted out to a public accounting firm, including the background, audit objectives, steps and procedures, reporting requirements, and terms of performance (USAID Automated Directives System - ADS - Chapter 590).

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