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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
Recurring Reports

A report required by the Foreign Assistance Act and related legislation for which the Agency must gather, maintain, and submit information at established intervals or upon the occurrence of a specified event (USAID Automated Directives System - ADS - Chapters 506, 556).

Recurring Service Payment

A payment for recurring services, such as rents, which are performed under agency-vendor agreements for payments of definite amounts at fixed periodic intervals. Such payments may be made without the submission of a vendor invoice (USAID Automated Directives System - ADS - Chapter 630).

Red

Denotes data, text, equipment, processes, systems or installations associated with information in forms that require emissions security protection. For example, wiring that carries unencrypted classified information either exclusively or mixed with unclassified is termed red wiring. Antonym Black (USAID Automated Directives System - ADS - Chapter 562).

Red - Black Separation

Denotes the requirement for physical spacing between red and black processing systems and their components, including signal and power lines (USAID Automated Directives System - ADS - Chapter 562).

Redeposit

A sum of money paid into the Retirement Fund by an employee or survivor to cover a period of service during which deductions were withheld but later refunded (USAID Automated Directives System - ADS - Chapter 494).

Reduced Leave Schedule

A work schedule under which the usual number of hours of regularly scheduled work per workday or workweek of an employee is reduced. The number of hours by which the daily or weekly work schedule is reduced are counted as leave against the 12-week entitlement (USAID Automated Directives System - ADS - Chapter 481).

Reduction In Force

The release of a career or probationary appointee from a position in the Senior Executive Service (SES). because the appointee has been displaced by a career or probationary appointee in a surplus position who has a higher retention standing, or the release of a career or probationary appointee from a surplus position in the SES when such appointee has the lowest retention standing of those occupying SES positions for which the appointee is qualified (USAID Automated Directives System - ADS - Chapters 423, 455). An action taken by the Agency when it has been determined that there is a surplus of employees at a particular location in a particular line of work due to lack of work, shortage of funds, insufficient personnel ceiling, reorganization, the exercise of reemployment or restoration rights, or reclassification of an employee's position due to erosion of duties which will take place after the Agency has formally announced a RIF. The result of this action is furlough for more than 30 days, separation, demotion, or reassignment requiring displacement of employees (USAID Automated Directives System - ADS - Chapter 452). A Personnel action that releases a competing SFS or FS employee from their Competitive Level by separation (USAID Automated Directives System - ADS - Chapter 454).

Reemployment

The agreement between the Agency (either by statute or administratively granted) and a career SES employee to return them to the Agency upon completion of an assignment outside of the SES and their Agency. To be eligible, the employee must have held a career SES appointment prior to the assignment and must have completed the SES probationary period (USAID Automated Directives System - ADS - Chapter 423). The non-competitive reemployment of former Agency employees granted reemployment rights under Office of Personnel Management (USOPM) regulations and Agency policy (USAID Automated Directives System - ADS - Chapter 418). See 5 CFR Sec. 531.202 (USAID Automated Directives System - ADS - Chapter 471).

Reemployment Rights

Rehire rights granted to a former Agency employee(s) when hired by another executive agency without a break in service of a full workday by transfer, reinstatement, or by excepted appointment, in a position which the agency is currently authorized to fill with reemployment rights (USAID Automated Directives System - ADS - Chapters 412, 418). Rights of an employee to return to an agency after detail, transfer, or appointment to another Executive agency during an emergency, an international organization or other statutorily covered employment, e.g., time-limited FS appointment in USAID, the Peace Corps (USAID Automated Directives System - ADS - Chapters 413, 415).

Reestimate

Refers to estimates of the subsidy costs performed subsequent to their initial estimates made at the time of a loan's disbursement (SFFAS 2) (USAID Automated Directives System - ADS - Chapter 623).

Reference Line

Use a Reference Line to refer to a previous telegram or LINE related communication. Although there is no limit to the number of references or lines, the Department's automatic retrieval system recognizes telegram references on only one line. References placed on succeeding lines will remain part of the telegram but cannot be used in automatic retrieval (USAID Automated Directives System - ADS - Chapter 549).

Referral For Litigation

Referral of debts to the Department of Justice for appropriate legal proceedings. or, where the organization unit has statutory authority to handle its own litigation, referral to the office within the organization unit that is responsible for litigation (USAID Automated Directives System - ADS - Chapter 625).

Referral List

The form used to send the names of the best-qualified candidates being considered for promotion or subject to competitive selection procedures to the selecting official for consideration and to document his or her selection decisions (USAID Automated Directives System - ADS - Chapter 418).

Refund

The withdrawal by the employee from the Retirement Fund of deductions made from the employee's salary during periods of employment (USAID Automated Directives System - ADS - Chapter 494).

Regarded As Having An Impairment

a. Has a physical or mental impairment that does not substantially limit major life activities but is treated by an employer as constituting such a limitation. b. Has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits major life activities only as a result of the attitude of an employer toward such impairment, or c. Has none of the impairments defined in b. above but is treated by an employer as having such an impairment (USAID Automated Directives System - ADS - Chapter 110).

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