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Commonly Used Phrases and Acronyms

The following list contains phrases and acronyms that are commonly used in the policy manuals and by policymaking offices and groups.

Acronym

Definition

99

Staff employees who are not represented by a union

AAALAC

Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care

Academic Federation

Federation of academic employees other than those in ladder-rank titles

Academic Senate

Represents the faculty in the shared governance of the University of California.

ADA

Americans with Disabilities Act

AFSCME

American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, the union that represents SX and EX employees

AFT

American Federation of Teachers, the union that represents IX and LX employees

APM

Academic Personnel Manual, contains OP policies and UCD procedures that cover academic employees

ASE

Academic Student Employee (e.g. Teaching Assistant)

ASUCD

Associated Students of UC Davis (student government)

BFB

Business & Finance Bulletins, OP manual, contains standards and limitations which UCD policies must follow

BX

Academic student employee bargaining unit, represented UAW

CBA

Collective Bargaining Agreement (union contract)

CFR

Code of Federal Regulations

CNA

California Nurses Association, the union that represents NX employees

CODVC

Council of Deans and Vice Chancellors (at UCD)

Connexxus UC system online travel booking portal

Corporate card

Travel card (Visa)

COVC

Council of Vice Chancellors (at UCD)

CTS

Central Travel System (US Bank)

CUE

Coalition of University Employees, the union that represents CX employees

CX

Clerical bargaining unit, represented CUE.

DA

Delegations of Authority, a system of assigning authority to grant exceptions to policies, or take other actions that are not covered by published policy manuals

DHHS

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

DOE (or Ed)

U.S. Department of Education

DPO

Departmental Purchase Order

DRO

Departmental Repair Order

EEO

Equal Employment Opportunity

EEV

Entertainment Expense Voucher

EIR

Environmental Impact Report

EPAR

Employee Performance Appraisal Report (performance evaluation)

EX

Patient care technical bargaining unit, represented by AFSCME. (Sometimes called PCT)

F&A

Facilities & Administrative (cost agreement with government)

FLSA

Fair Labor Standards Act (minimum wage and overtime)

FMLA

Family and Medical Leave Act (leave of absence)

FUPOA

Federated University Police Officers Association, the union that represents police officers

Grievance

Employee’s claim that a union contract provision was violated

GSA

Graduate Student Association

HX

Health care professionals, represented by UPTE

ICR

Indirect Cost Recovery

IACUC

Institutional Animal Care Use Council

ICR

Indirect Cost Recovery

IRB

Institutional Review Board

IX

Non-senate instructional bargaining unit, represented by AFT union

LX

Librarian bargaining unit, represented by AFT

M&IE

Meal & Incidental Expense

MOU

Memorandum of Understanding (union contract)

MSO

Management Services Officer – chief business officer (usually of an academic department)

MSP

Manager and Senior Professional -- higher-level position with reduced security of employment under Personnel Policies for Staff Members

NCAA

National Collegiate Athletic Association

NEO

New Employee Orientation – a program offered by Staff Development & Professional Services

NIH

National Institutes of Health, a division of DHHS

NOC

Network Operations Center

NSF

National Science Foundation (or Not Sufficient Funds)

NX

Registered nurse bargaining unit, represented by CNA

OGC

Office of General Counsel (systemwide office)

OMB

Office of Management and Budget (federal government)

OP

University of California Office of the President (also UCOP)

ORU

Organized Research Unit

PA

Police bargaining unit, represented by FUPOA

PAR

Personnel Activity Report

PD

Position Description (a form)

PHS

Public Health Service

PI

Principal Investigator

PIE

Period of Initial Eligibility (for benefits enrollment)

PO

Purchase Order

PPM

UC Davis Policy & Procedure Manual, contains administrative policies on a wide variety of topics

PPSM

Personnel Policies for Staff Members, contains OP policies and UCD procedures that cover non-represented staff employees

PR

Purchase Requisition

PSS

Professional and Support Staff. Position with full security of employment under Personnel Policies for Staff Members

Purchasing Card or P-card

Credit card for departmental use (Mastercard)

RX

Research bargaining unit, represented by UPTE

Senior Advisors

Campus group; members appointed by deans and vice chancellors to address staff workload, compensation concerns

SCC

Statement of Cash Collections

SMG

Senior Manager Group - highest-level positions (Chancellor and Vice Chancellors) in Personnel Policies for Staff Members

SRA

Staff Research Associate

Staff Assembly

An organization which promotes the interests of staff at Davis. It is not a labor union

STIP

Short term investment pool

SX

Service bargaining unit, represented by AFSCME

Systemwide

Office of the President of the University of California (or Universitywide)

TEV

Travel Expense Voucher

TX

Technical bargaining unit, represented by UPTE

UAW

United Auto Workers, the union that represents BX employees

UCDHS

UC Davis Health System (the School of Medicine, Medical Center, and Primary Care Network)

UCDMC

UC Davis Medical Center (in Sacramento)

UCOP

University of California Office of the President (also OP), located in Oakland

UCRP (UCRS)

University of California Retirement Program (System)

UPTE-CWA

University Professional and Technical Employees, the union that represents TX, RX, and HX employees

VI

Vendor Invoice


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