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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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Tempest

The investigation, study, and control of compromising electromagnetic emanations from telecommunications and IS equipment. Sometimes refers to system components that use approved emanation suppression - containment systems for the processing and storage of classified national security information (USAID Automated Directives System - ADS - Chapters 545, 552, 562).

Temporary Detail

Temporary assignment, including a TDY, made to meet emergency needs of the Service caused by abnormal workload, special projects or studies, change in mission or organization, or unanticipated absences (USAID Automated Directives System - ADS - Chapter 432).

Temporary Duty (Tdy) Assignment

An assignment whereby an employee provides assistance on a short-term basis at a place other than the employee's post of assignment (USAID Automated Directives System - ADS - Chapters 306, 522, and 526).

Temporary Duty At A Place Other Than The Employee'S Post Of Assignment

(6 FAM-111.3) (USAID Automated Directives System - ADS - Chapters 522, 523, 524, and 525).

Temporary Duty Employees

Employees who provide assistance on a short-term basis at a place other than their post of assignment. Employees on TDY normally are concerned with overall activity direction or provide advice on specific problems, rather than broad assistance over an extended period of time (USAID Automated Directives System - ADS - Chapters 306, 522, and 526).

Temporary Employment Authorization

A determination based on partial investigative action that an individual is eligible to occupy a non-sensitive position. The individual may have access to Sensitive But Unclassified (at the discretion of the holder of the SBU material) and have access to USAID sensitive information technology systems (at the discretion of the appropriate system administrator). The temporary employment authorization may be withdrawn at any time. If withdrawn, the individual will be advised of the issue requiring resolution, however the individual has no right to appeal the decision. The employment authorization will remain temporary until the personnel security investigation is completed and favorably adjudicated at which time the temporary designation is withdrawn (USAID Automated Directives System - ADS - Chapter 567).

Temporary Extension: 607(D)(2) Extension

A postponement of the TIC or LCE separation date. It may not exceed one year (from the TIC or LCE expiration date). Multiple extensions may be granted but when added together they may not total to more than one year per section 607(d)(2) of the Foreign Service Act of 1980, as amended. While on a 607(d)(2) an employee is not eligible for promotion consideration (USAID Automated Directives System - ADS - Chapter 440).

Temporary Lodging Allowance

See STR 120 (USAID Automated Directives System - ADS - Chapter 477).

Temporary Promotion

See 5 CFR 536.102 (USAID Automated Directives System - ADS - Chapter 474). The Agency makes time-limited promotions to fill temporary positions, accomplish project work, fill positions temporarily pending reorganization or downsizing, or meet other temporary needs for a specified period of not more than five years. Longer periods may be authorized by Office of Personnel Management (USAID Automated Directives System - ADS - Chapter 418).

Temporary Quarters

Subsistence expenses of the employee and immediate family during occupancy of temporary quarters (USAID Automated Directives System - ADS - Chapter 524). Quarters allowed under the authority of 5 U.S.C. 5993 and Section STR 120 or STR 130 of the Standardized Regulations (USAID Automated Directives System - ADS - Chapter 526).

Temporary Quarters Allowance (Tqa)

A subsistence allowance granted to an employee for the reasonable cost of temporary quarters, meals and laundry expenses incurred by the employee and - or family members during a specific period of time (USAID Automated Directives System - ADS - Chapter 526).

Temporary Reassignment

See 5 CFR 536.102 (USAID Automated Directives System - ADS - Chapter 474).

Temporary Security Clearance

A certification based on partial investigative action that a U.S. citizen, who requires access to information classified at a certain level, has been found security eligible under USAID standards (authority #16) and may be permitted access to classified information at the specified level. The temporary clearance may be withdrawn at any time. If withdrawn, the individual will be advised of the issue requiring resolution, however the individual has no right to appeal the decision. The clearance will remain temporary until the personnel security investigation is completed and favorably adjudicated at which time the temporary designation is withdrawn (USAID Automated Directives System - ADS - Chapter 566).

Tenure

Definitions for terms in this chapter are located in 3 FAM 2430 (USAID Automated Directives System - ADS - Chapter 435). A process that changes a career candidate from limited or conditional to career status (USAID Automated Directives System - ADS - Chapter 463). A career appointment in the Foreign Service or Senior Foreign Service acquired by career candidates after completion of candidacy requirements and a positive recommendation by a Board (i.e recommendation for career appointment). From 1981 through 1999, the Tenure Board made such recommendations. That responsibility moved to the Performance Boards beginning with the 2000 Performance Boards (USAID Automated Directives System - ADS - Chapter 440, 463).

Tenure Board

A Board established by the Foreign Service Act of 1980 to review all career candidates who meet eligibility for conversion to career status (USAID Automated Directives System - ADS - Chapter 468).

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