Employee Pocket Guide
Office of External Affairs

Frequently Used Abbreviations A - Z

Abbreviations are found frequently in Service documents and if you are a new employee, you may require some help deciphering the internal language. For a more comprehensive list, go to <www.doiu.nbc.gov/orientation/acronyms.html>.

NOTE: The Gulf Oil Spill created an extensive list of additional acronyms. Visit the Service intrant for a full listing.



A  
A/S........................................... Assistant Secretary
AD............................................ Assistant Director
ADMS...................................... Accessibility Data Management System
ADP.......................................... Automated Data Processing
AFS.......................................... American Fisheries Society
AFWA...................................... Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies
AL............................................. Annual Leave
ANS......................................... Aquatic Nuisance Species
APHIS...................................... Animal & Plant Health Inspection Service
AR............................................ Acquisition Request
ARD......................................... Assistant Regional Director
AST.......................................... Alaska Standard Time
ATF.......................................... Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms
ATV......................................... All-Terrain-Vehicle
AWP......................................... Annual Work Plan

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B  
BBA......................................... Black Bass Act
BEA......................................... Bald Eagle Act
BES......................................... Branch of Engineering Services
BGEPA.................................... Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act
BHC......................................... Bird Habitat Conservation
BIA....................................... Bureau of Indian Affairs
BIG.......................................... Boating Infrastructure Grants Program
BLHP....................................... Bicentennial Land Heritage Program
BLM........................................ Bureau of Land Management
BMO....................................... Business Management & Operations
BO or BiOp............................. Biological Opinion
BOR or BR.............................. Bureau of Reclamation
BPA......................................... Blanket Purchase Agreement
BPHR....................................... Budget, Planning, and Human Resources
BPN......................................... Business Partner Network
BTP......................................... Biological Technical Publication
BRD......................................... Biological Resources Division, USGS

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C  
CARES................................... Conservation Applicant Referral & Evaluation System
CCA........................................ Candidate Conservation Agreement
CCAA ..................................... Candidate Conservation Agreement with Assurances
CCC........................................ Civilian Conservation Corps
CCP........................................ Comprehensive Conservation Plan
CCR........................................ Central Contractor Registration System
CCSE..................................... Center for Competitive Sourcing Excellence
CCU........................................ Correspondence Control Unit
CESCF................................... Cooperative Endangered Species Conservation Fund
CESU...................................... Cooperative Ecosystem Study Units
CFC........................................ Combined Federal Campaign
CFM....................................... Contracting & Facilities Management
CFR........................................ Code of Federal Regulations
CH.......................................... Critical Habitat
CITES..................................... Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora
CLA........................................ Congressional & Legislative Affairs
COE or The CORPS............... Army Corps of Engineers
CST......................................... Central Standard Time
CVA ........................................ Clean Vessel Act

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D  
D.............................................. Director
DARD...................................... Deputy Assistant Regional Director
DB........................................... Division of Budget
DCPP...................................... Division of Conservation, Planning and Policy
DCHRS................................... Division of Consultation, HCPs and Recovery and State Programs
DD.......................................... Deputy Director
DEIS....................................... Draft Environmental Impact Statement
DEN....................................... Division of Engineering
DFM....................................... Financial Management/Payroll
DIC......................................... Division of International Conservation
D-J........................................... Dingell-Johnson Act
DMA...................................... Division of Management Authority
DNR....................................... Division of Natural Resources (FWS) or Department of Natural Resources (States)
DOB....................................... Division of NWRS Budget
DOC....................................... Division of Communications
DoD....................................... Department of Defense
DOE....................................... Department of Energy
DOI........................................ Department of the Interior
DOT....................................... Department of Transportation
DPPS.................................... Division of Program and Partnership Support
DRD....................................... Deputy Regional Director
DRLE......................................... Division of Refuge Law Enforcement
DS........................................... Deputy Secretary
DSA....................................... Divsion of Safety and Aviation or Division of Scientific Authority
DUNS.................................... Data Universal Numbering System
DVSC.................................... Division of Visitors Services and Communications

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E  
EA............................................ Environmental Assessment or External Affairs
EAP......................................... Employee Assistance Program
EC........................................... Environmental Contaminants or Electronic Commerce
ECN........................................ Economics
ECOS................................... Environmental Conservation Online System
EDT......................................... Eastern Daylight Savings Time
EEO........................................ Equal Employment Opportunity
EIS.......................................... Environmental Impact Statement
EJ........................................... Environmental Justice
EPA....................................... Environmental Protection Agency
ES......................................... Ecological Services or Endangered Species
ESA........................................... Endangered Species Act
EST...................................... Eastern Standard Time
EQ....................................... Environmental Quality

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F  
FACT...................................... Financial Assistance Coordination Team
FAO........................................ Fisheries Assistance Office
FAR......................................... Federal Acquisition Regulations
FAST....................................... Federal Automotive Statistical Tool
FBMS...................................... Financial and Business Management System
FDS......................................... Federal Duck Stamp
FHC......................................... Fisheries & Habitat Conservation or Fish Health Center
FLETC..................................... Federal Law Enforcement Training Center
FMO........................................ Fire Management Officer
FOIA........................................ Freedom of Information Act
FPA.......................................... Federal Program Activities
FR............................................ Federal Register
FRO......................................... Fisheries Resource Office
FTC.......................................... Fish Technology Center
FTE.......................................... Full-Time Equivalent
FWCO...................................... Fish and Wildlife Conservation Office
FWS......................................... U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
FY............................................ Fiscal Year

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G  
GAO.......................................... General Accounting Office
GIS............................................ Geographic Information System
GPO.......................................... Government Printing Office
GPS........................................ Global Positioning System
GPRA..................................... Government Performance and Results Act
GSA.......................................... General Services Administration

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H  
HAPET...................................... Habitat and Population Evaluation Team
HC............................................. Habitat Conservation
HCP........................................... Habitat Conservation Plan
HEP........................................... Habitat Evaluation Procedures
HST........................................... Hawaii Standard Time

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I  
I&E............................................. Information and Education
IA................................................ International Affairs
IMBD.......................................... International Migratory Bird Day
IRTM........................................... Information Resources & Technology Management

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L  
LAN........................................... Local Area Network
LANDSAT................................. Land Satellite
LCC.............................................. Land Conservation Cooperative
LE.............................................. Law Enforcement
LIP............................................. Landowner Incentive Program
LWCF........................................ Land & Water Conservation Fund
LWOP........................................ Leave Without Pay

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M  
MB............................................. Migratory Birds
MBCA....................................... Migratory Bird Conservation Act
MBCC....................................... Migratory Bird Conservation Commission
MBM......................................... Migratory Bird Management
MBR.......................................... Migratory Bird Refuge
MBS.......................................... Migratory Birds & State Programs
MBTA....................................... Migratory Bird Treaty Act
MMPA....................................... Marine Mammal Protection Act
MMS....................................... Minerals Management Service
MOA........................................ Memorandum of Agreement
MOU....................................... Memorandum of Understanding

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N  
NAL........................................... Native American Liaison
NAWMP.................................... North American Waterfowl Management Plan
NAWCA.................................... North American Wetlands Conservation Act
NBC........................................... National Business Center
NCC.......................................... National Communication Center.
NCTC........................................ National Conservation Training Center
NEPA......................................... National Environmental Policy Act
NFH........................................... National Fish Hatchery
NFHAP..................................... National Fish Habitat Action Plan
NFWF....................................... National Fish and Wildlife Foundation
NGO......................................... Non-Governmental Organization
NISC......................................... National Invasive Species Council
NMFS....................................... National Marine Fisheries Service
NOAA...................................... National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NPS.......................................... National Park Service
NRCS....................................... National Resources Conservation Service
NRDA...................................... Natural Resource Damage Assessment
NWI......................................... National Wetlands Inventory
NWR........................................ National Wildlife Refuge
NWRC..................................... National Wildlife Refuge Complex
NWRS...................................... National Wildlife Refuge System

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O  
OIG........................................... Office of Inspector General
OMA.......................................... Office of Management Authority
OMB......................................... Office of Management and Budget
OPS.......................................... Office of Program Support
ORV......................................... Off-Road Vehicle
OSHA....................................... Occupational Safety and Health Administration
OSM......................................... Office of Subsistence Management or Office of Surface Mining

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P  
P-R............................................ Pittman-Robertson Act
PA............................................. Public Affairs
PDM......................................... Policy and Directives Management
PES........................................... Planning and Evaluation Staff
PIN........................................... Plant Information Network
PL............................................. Private Lands
POV.......................................... Privately Owned Vehicle
PP&E ....................................... Plant, Property, and Equipment
PPMS....................................... Personal Property Management System
PSA........................................... Public Service Announcement
PST........................................... Pacific Standard Time

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R  
RAC.......................................... Resident Agent-in-Charge
RBFF........................................ Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation
RD............................................. Regional Director
RE............................................. Realty
RFO.......................................... Refuge Operations
RIF........................................... Reduction-in-Force
RMIS........................................ Refuge Management Information System
RO............................................. Regional Office
ROD.......................................... Record of Decision
RONS........................................ Refuge Operating Needs System
ROW......................................... Right-of-Way
RW............................................ Refuges and Wildlife

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S  
S................................................ Secretary
SA............................................. Special Agent
SCEP........................................ Student Career Experience Program
SES........................................... Senior Executive Service
SF-182...................................... Training Request Form
SF-50........................................ Notification of Personnel Action Form
SF-52........................................ Request for Personnel Action
SHA.......................................... Safe Harbor Agreement
SHC.......................................... Strategic Habitat Conservation
SL............................................. Sick Leave
SOL.......................................... Office of the Solicitor
SFBPC..................................... Sport Fishing and Boating Partnership Council
SWAN...................................... Service Wide Area Network
SWG........................................ State Wildlife Grants

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T  
TA............................................. Travel Authorization
T&A.......................................... Time & Attendance
T&E.......................................... Threatened and Endangered
TNC......................................... The Nature Conservancy

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U  
USACE....................................... U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
USDA....................................... U.S. Department of Agriculture
USFS or FS.............................. U.S. Forest Service
USFWS.................................... U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
USGS....................................... U.S. Geological Survey

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V  
VSIP.......................................... Voluntary Separation Incentive Payment
VERA........................................ Voluntary Early Retirement Authority

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W  
WA............................................ Wildlife Area
WAO......................................... Wetland Acquisition Office
WAP......................................... Wildlife Action Plan
WHO......................................... Wetland Habitat Office
WHCC......................................... Wildlife and Hunting Heritage Conservation Council
WM........................................... Workforce Management
WMA........................................ Wildlife Management Area
WMD........................................ Wetlands Management District
WO........................................... Washington Office
WPA......................................... Waterfowl Production Area
WSFR...................................... Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration

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YCC......................................... Youth Conservation Corps

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Last updated: July 30, 2013
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