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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
Agency Head

(See Head of the Agency) (USAID Automated Directives System - ADS - Chapter 331).

Agency Level

The highest level of responsibility of an entity authorized to use a Purchase Card account (i.e Agency, board, commission, corporation, department, tribal organization, and institute). An entity may be composed of sub-elements (e.g., Bureau, service, activity, component, division, office) (USAID Worldwide Purchase Card Program Manual, A Mandatory Reference for ADS Chapter 331).

Agency Limitation

Any administrative division or subdivision of funds made by agency officials that restricts the use of Federal Government funds (OMB A-34) (USAID Automated Directives System - ADS - Chapter 634).

Agency Management Control Review Committee

A group of senior USAID officials who provide oversight for the Agency's management control program, including the identification, correction, and reporting on management control deficiencies. The Agency MCRC also provides oversight and assistance regarding audit management issues (USAID Automated Directives System - ADS - Chapters 591, 592, 596).

Agency Mission Statement

(See Joint State-USAID Mission Statement).

Agency Notice

The Agency's official method of disseminating official, unclassified information of significant but temporary interest. Agency Notices are not for material that is to be retained for any length of time, with the exception of Policy Notices (USAID Automated Directives System - ADS - Chapter 504).

Agency Objective

A development result that contributes to the achievement of an Agency goal as defined in the Agency Strategic Plan (ASP). Agency Objectives generally denote preferred approaches or areas of emphasis for programs that support specific goals. They should not be confused with Strategic or Special Objectives. Agency Objectives provide a general framework for more detailed planning that occurs for specific country and regional programs (USAID Automated Directives System - ADS - Chapters 200-203).

Agency Organizations

In USAID - Washington (USAID - W). This includes bureaus and independent offices. Overseas this includes USAID missions, USAID Offices, USAID Sections of Embassy, Offices for Multi-country Programs, Offices for Multi-country Services, etc (See also Major Functional Series 100) (USAID Automated Directives System - ADS - Chapters 541, 542, 543, 546).

Agency Parking

Vehicle parking spaces under the jurisdiction and - or control of a Federal agency which are used for parking government vehicles (USAID Automated Directives System - ADS - Chapter 514).

Agency Personnel

Refers to any individual who is employed by USAID or one of its contractors (USAID Automated Directives System - ADS - Chapter 545).

Agency Profiles

A list of key, subject-matter words that are of interest to organizations (USAID Automated Directives System - ADS - Chapter 549).

Agency Program Approach

A tactic commonly used to achieve a particular Agency Objective. Several program approaches are associated with each Agency Objective. These are identified in the Agency Strategic Plan (ASP) (USAID Automated Directives System - ADS - Chapters 200-203).

Agency Program Coordinator

The Agency Program Coordinator oversees the International Merchant Purchase Agreement Card (I.M.P.A.C.) program. He - she serves as the focal point for coordination of the applications, issuance and destruction of cards, and administrative training. This individual also serves as the liaison between USAID and the GSA Contracting Officer (USAID Automated Directives System - ADS - Chapter 331).

Agency Strategic Framework

A graphical or narrative representation of the Agency's strategic plan. The framework is a tool for communicating USAID's development strategy. The framework also establishes an organizing basis for measuring, analyzing, and reporting results of Agency programs (USAID Automated Directives System - ADS - Chapters 200-203).

Agency Strategic Plan (Asp)

(See Joint State-USAID Strategic Plan).

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