Acronyms

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Acronyms Term

A-21

OMB Circular A-21 - Cost Principles for Educational Institutions

A-110

OMB Circular A-110 - Uniform Administrative Requirements for Grants and Agreements

A-133

OMB Circular A-133 - Audits of States, Local Governments & Non-Profit Organizations

AA

Administrative Assistant

ABOG

Academic Business Officers Group

ADCOM

Administrative Computing Systems

ADP

Administrative Data Processing

AFP

Account Fund Profile (system to maintain UCSF Chart of Accounts)

AFSCME

American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees

AIS

Administrative Information Services

AM

Asset Management

AP

Accounts Payable

ASAC

Administrative Systems Advisory Committee

AV

Audiovisual

AVC

Associate Vice Chancellor/Assistant Vice Chancellor

BAFO

Best And Final Offer

BOI

Business Officers Institute

BRM

Business and Resource Management

BRU

Business Research Unit

BSC

Balanced Score Card

C&G

Contracts and Grants

CAGE

Contractor and Government Entity Code

CAS

Cost Accounting Standards

CBOs

Community-Based Organizations

CDA

Confidential Disclosure Agreement

CDR

Controller Direct Report

CDRM

Controller Direct Report Meeting

CFDA

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance

CFO

Chief Financial Officer

CFR

Code of Federal Regulations

CHC

Center for Health and Community

CHR

Committee on Human Research

CLG

Controller Leadership Group

COB

Close of Business

COI

Conflict of Interest

CSS

Customer Support Services

CTO

Compensatory Time Off

CUE

Coalition of University Employees

CX

Clerical Staff

DBR

Department Benefits Representative

DC

Direct Costs

DCP

Defined Contribution Plan

DEOC

Departmental Emergency Operations Center

DEP

Department Code System (used to maintain UCSF Department structure)

DLS

Desktop and LAN Support

DMS

Data Mover Script

DPA

Department Account Number

EAP

Employee Assistance Program or Emergency Action Plan

EDB

Employee Data Base

EDI

Electronic Data Interchange

EEO

Equal Employment Opportunity

EFT

Electronic Funds Transfer

EIS

Enterprise Information Security

EMF

Extramural Funds (Accounting)

ENS

Enterprise Network Services

EOD

End of Day

ERF

Employee Requisition Form

ERS

Effort Reporting System

ESS

Employee Support Services

EVC

Executive Vice Chancellor

EVCP

Executive Vice Chancellor & Provost

FAS

Financial and Administrative Services

F&A

Facilities and Administrative Cost (formerly “ Indirect Cost”)

FCOI

Federal Financial Conflict of Interest

FFP

Firm Fixed Price

FitsCo

Fidelity Investments Tax Exempt Savings Co.

FOIA

Freedom of Information Act

FSA

Flexible Spending Account

FSAP

Faculty Staff Assistance Program

FSRs

Financial Status Reports

FTP

File Transfer Protocol

GAAP

Generally Accepted Accounting Principles

HCRA

Healthcare Reimbursement Account

HIPAA

Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act

IDC

Indirect Costs

IDE

Investigational (New) Drug or New Device Exemption

IFB

Invitation For Bid

IID

Identity Management System

IP

Intellectual Property

IQC

Indefinite Quantity Contract

JIT

Just In Time

JPA

Joint Personnel Act

IQC

Indefinite Quantity Contract

LRDP

Long Range Development Plan

MOU

Memorandum of Understanding

MPA

Multiple Project Assurance

MSO

Management Services Officer

MSP

Management Services Program

MSPP

Management Senior Professionals Program

MTA

Material Transfer Agreement

MTDC

Modified Total Direct Costs

NCA

Natural Class Account (Associated with an Account Fund)

NGA

Notice of Grant Award

OD

Overdraft

OLFS

Online Financial System

OLPPS

Online Payroll Processing System

OLRC

On-line Rush Checks

ORCA

Overpayments, Reversals, Cancellations Automation (in OLPPS)

ORU

Organized Research Unit

P2P

Procure to Pay

PA

Program Announcement

PAF

Personnel Action Form

PAR

Personnel Activity Report

PHI

Protected Health Information

PI

Principal Investigator/Primary Investigator

PIN

Personal Identification Number

PO

Purchase Order

PPSM

Personnel Policies and Services Manual

PS

PeopleSoft

PSS

Professional Support Staff

PSSP

Professional and Support Staff Program

QIP

Quality Improvement Program

QIU

Quality Improvement Unit

R&R

Research and Related

RAS

Research Administration System (Campus-wide Automated PeopleSoft-based System)

RAP

Research Allocation Program

RCO

Registered Campus Organization

R&D

Research and Development

RFA

Request for Applications

RFC

Reqest for Comments

RFP

Request for Proposals (Contracts)

RFQ

Request for Quote

RFTP

Request for Technical Proposals

RI

Research Institute

RPA

Research Participation Agreements

RSA

Research Services Analyst

RX

Research Staff

S2S

System to System

SAS 112

Statement of Auditing Standards

SME

Subject Matter Expert

SMG

Senior Management Group

SNAP

Streamlined Non-competing Application Process

SOW

Statement of Work

SQL

Structured Query Language

SWE

Supportive Work Environment

TDC

Total Direct Costs

TX

Technical Staff

UCRP

University of California Retirement Plan

UCSF

University of California, San Francisco

UPTE

University Professional and Technical Employees

VC

Vice Chancellor

VPN

Virtual Private Network

CSF or UC Organizational Units

Acronyms Term

ACC

Ambulatory Care Center

AWAP

Animal Welfare Assurance Program (at UCSF only)

BARMS

Business and Risk Management

CAR

Committee on Animal Research

CCU

Clinical Contracts Unit

CIT

Center for Instructional Technology

CO

Controller’s Office

CPC

Campus Procurement and Contracting

CPFM

Capital Projects/Facilities Management

CRC

Cancer Resource Center

CTSI

Clinical and Translational Science Institute

CVRI

Cardiovascular Research Institute

CSS or CSSD

Customer Support Services or Customer Support Services Desk

DGIM

Division of General Internal Medicine

FM

Facilities Management

GCRC

General Clinical Research Center

GIVI

Gladstone Institute Virology and Immunology

GMO

Grants Management Office

HR

Human Resources

IACAUC

Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee

ICU

Industrial Contracts Unit

IOC

Intercampus Order/Charge

ITS

Information Technology Services

LARC

Laboratory Animal Resources Center (UCSF only)

LBL

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

LH

Long Hospital

LHTS

Laurel Heights

LLNL

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

LPPI

Langley Porter Psychiatric Institute

LSS

Legal Support Services

OAAIS

Office of Academic and Administrative Information Systems

OFM

Office of Financial Management (UCOP)

OGC

Office of the General Counsel (at UCOP)

OP

Office of the President

OPM

Office of Personnel Management (UCOP)

ORA or RAO

Office of Research Administration (UCOP)

OTM

Office of Technology Management

PCRC

Pediatric Clinical Research Center

PMO

Project Management Office

PRC

Problem Resolution Center

REAC

Research Evaluation and Allocation Committee

SFGH

San Francisco General Hospital

SHS

Student Health Services

SOD or S/D

School of Dentistry

SOM or S/M

School of Medicine

SON or S/N

School of Nursing

SOP or S/P

School of Pharmacy

UCLI

UC Leadership Institute

UCOP

University of California Office of the President

WLRC

Work Life Resource Center

UCSF Locations

Acronyms Term

A

Ambulatory Care Center

ACC

Ambulatory Care Center

C

Clinical Sciences Building - 521 Parnassus

CL

Campus Library

EP

Executive Park

M

Moffitt Hospital

MB

Mission Bay

MCB

Mission Center Building

MU

Millbury Union

MZ

Mount Zion

N

Nursing Building

OP

Oyster Point

S

Medical Science Building

Government or Other Agencies

Acronyms Term

AMFAR

American Foundation for Aids Research

CCSF

City and County of San Francisco

CDC

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

CDFA

California Department of Food and Agriculture

CNA

California Nurses Association

CPMC

California Pacific Medical Center

CRI

Cancer Research Institute

DED

Department of Education

DHHS

Department of Health and Human Services

DOD

Department of Defense

DOE

Department of Energy

DPH

Department of Public Health

ED

US Department of Education

EDA

Economic Development Administration

EEOC

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

EHS

Environmental Health and Safety

ERA

Electronic Research Administration

FDA

Food and Drug Administration

FDP

Federal Demonstration Project

FTC

Federal Trade Commission

GAO

General Accounting Office

HFSP

Human Frontier Science Program

HHMI

Howard Hughes Medical Institute

HRPP

Human Research Protection Program

ICC

Interstate Commerce Commission

IG

Inspector General

HCFA

Health Care Financing Administration

HRSA

Health Resources and Services Administration

NCCC

Northern California Cancer Center

NCI

National Cancer Institute

NCRR

National Center for Research Resources

NCIRE

Northern California Institute for Research and Education

NCURA

National Council of University Research Administrators

NHLBI

National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute

NIDA

National Institute of Drug Abuse

NIGMS

National Institute of General Medical Sciences

NIH

National Institutes of Health

NIMH

National Institute of Mental Health

NINDS

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

NIOSH

National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health

NRC

National Research Council

NSF

National Science Foundation

NSTC

National Science Technology Council

OFR

Office of the Federal Register

OMB

Office of Management and Budget

ONR

Office of Navel Research

OHRP

Office of Human Research Protection (at DHHS)

OHS

Occupational Health and Safety

OIG

Office of the Inspector General

OLAW

Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare (at NIH)

ORCA

Office of Research Compliance and Assurance (the OHRP Office of the VA)

ORI

Office of Research Integrity - DHHS

PHS

Dept. of Public Health Services/Public Health Service

RI

Research Institute

USDA

United States Department of Agriculture

VAMC

Veterans Affairs Medical Center

WHO

World Health Organization