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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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Usaid Acquisition Regulation (Aidar)

USAID's supplement to the FAR, issued as Chapter 7 of Title 48, CFR (USAID Automated Directives System - ADS - Chapters 302 and 330).

Usaid Employee Memorial

The memorial, currently placed in the agency main lobby entrance, that includes the names of USAID-associated employees who died while in direct performance of his - her duty, as defined in 492.3.2. The memorial may include other such plaques and items as the USAID SMC may deem appropriate from time to time (USAID Automated Directives System - ADS - Chapter 492).

Usaid Form

A form initiated by USAID (USAID Automated Directives System - ADS - Chapter 505).

Usaid Geographic Code

A three digit code in the USAID Geographic Code Book which designates a country, a group of countries, or an otherwise defined area (USAID Automated Directives System - ADS - Chapter 310).

Usaid Graphic Standards Manual

USAID-produced publication that is provided free of charge to recipients of USAID-funded contracts or other acquisition awards or subawards, that details recommended marking practices and provides examples of USAID-funded programs, projects, activities, public communications, and commodities marked with the USAID Identity (USAID Automated Directives System - ADS - Chapter 320).

Usaid It Investments

IT initiatives or projects funded at Missions or USAID - W, regardless of funding source, that are owned or leased by USAID and operated by USAID or by contractors for Agency operations (USAID Automated Directives System - ADS - Chapters 548, 577).

Usaid Library

A USAID - W resource collection, staffed by professionals who manage and provide a wide range of (DIC).: development information books, journals, and other resources to USAID staff and contractors and the public who need ready access to information sources on international development (USAID Automated Directives System - ADS - Chapter 540).

Usaid Network (Usaidnet)

This includes: a) electronic mail (e-mail) the development and dissemination of directory management procedures b) network design and features c) coordination of installation of local area networks (LANs) and d) utilization monitoring and performance management (USAID Automated Directives System - ADS - Chapters 549, 550).

Usaid Partner Co-Branding Guide

USAID-produced publication that is provided free of charge to recipients of USAID-funded grants or cooperative agreements or other assistance awards or subawards, that details recommended marking practices and provides examples of USAID-funded programs, projects, activities, public communications, and commodities marked with the USAID Identity (USAID Automated Directives System - ADS - Chapter 320).

Usaid Responsible Officer

The USAID official listed with the Department of State as assuming the responsibilities described in Code of Federal Regulations pertaining to exchange visitor programs, and designates Alternate Responsible Officers as appropriate. Both the Responsible Officer and Alternate Responsible Officers must be United States citizens (USAID Automated Directives System - ADS - Chapter 252).

Usaid Special Memorial Committee

A committee, chaired by the Agency's Counselor, that provides the mechanism to vet and approve individuals for inclusion on the USAID Employee Memorial (USAID Automated Directives System - ADS - Chapter 492).

Usaid Standard Graphic Identity Or Usaid Identity

Official marking for the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). comprised of the USAID logo or seal and brandmark with the tagline that clearly communicates our assistance is from the American people, The USAID Identity is available on the USAID Web site at www.usaid.gov - branding and is provided without royalty, license or other fee to recipients of USAID funded grants or cooperative agreements or other assistance awards (USAID Automated Directives System - ADS - Chapter 320).

Usaid System

A system funded by the Agency and operated by or for the Agency and located in space owned or directly leased by the Agency or another agency of the U.S. Government (USAID Automated Directives System - ADS - Chapter 545).

Usaid Tenure Languages

See list of languages and definition in ADS 458 (USAID Automated Directives System - ADS - Chapter 459).

Usaid-Associated Employee

USAID staff, including General Schedule (GS) Foreign Service (FS) Senior Foreign Service (SFS) Senior Executive Service (SES) Foreign Service National direct hires including Cooperating Country Nationals (CCN) and Third Country National (TCN). Direct Hires, Foreign Service National Personal Services Contractors (FSNPSCs) U.S. Personal Services Contractors (USPSCs) Administratively Determined (AD) non-career SES employees and Resident Hires (USAID Automated Directives System - ADS - Chapter 492).

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