Acronym Index

This page is intended to identify many of the commonly used Administrative Process acronyms at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Type any acronym in the search box above in order to find more information. Send comments and suggestions to us by emailing the webmaster.

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  • AADQ: Affirmative Action Data Questionnaire
  • AARF: Affirmative Action Review Form
  • ACH: Automated Clearing House
  • ACUC: Animal Care and Use Committee
  • ADA: Americans with Disability Act
  • ADC: Applicant Data Card
  • AGRIC: U.S. Department of Agriculture
  • AGRIC CSREES: Cooperative State Research, Education & Extension Service
  • AI: Additional Insured
  • A/R: Accounts Receivable
  • A/P: Accounts Payable
  • APR: Administrative Process Redesign
  • APPO: Accounts Payable/Purchase Order Team
  • ASSA: Academic Support Services Agreement
  • ASSO: Academic Services Support Order



  • BAC: Benefit Adjustment Contribution
  • BI: Bodily Injury
  • BOR: Board of Regents



  • CALS: College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
  • CARS: Central Answering & Response Service
  • CDC: Centers for Disease Control
  • CDL: Commercial Driver's License
  • CfLI: Center for Leadership and Involvement (formerly Student Organization Office)
  • CGL: Comprehensive General Liability
  • CHR: Classified Human Resources Office
  • CHRIS: Classified Human Resources Information System
  • CIMC: Center for Instructional Materials and Computing
  • CISI: Cultural Insurance Services International
  • CNRED: Community, Natural Resources & Economic Development
  • COE: College of Engineering
  • COMM: U.S. Department of Commerce
  • COR: Continuing Order Requisition
  • CSC: Clinical Science Center
  • CWO: Cash with Order



  • DARS: Degree Audit Reporting System
  • DBR: Divisional Business Representative
  • DED: U.S. Department of Education
  • DER: Department of Employment Relations
  • DoIT: Division of Information Technology
  • DOA: Department of Administration (State)
  • DOD: U.S. Department of Defense
  • DOE: U.S. Department of Energy
  • DOL: Department of Labor
  • DOR: Department of Revenue (State)
  • DOT: Department of Transportation (State)
  • DSL: Division of Student Life (formerly Offices of the Dean of Students - ODOS)




  • EASI: Extended Access to Student Information
  • ECFMG: Educational Commisstion for Foreign Medical Graduates
  • ECHO: Electronic Check Handling Option
  • EHC: Environmental Health & Safety
  • EPA: Environmental Protection Agency
  • ESIS: Extramural Support Information System
  • ETF: Employee Trust Funds
  • ET: Emergency Transaction Request
  • ERA: Employee Reimbursement Accounts



  • FDP: Federal Demonstration Partnership
  • FERPA: Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act
  • FLEX: Federal Licensing Exam
  • FP&M: Facilities Planning & Management
  • FPP: Financial Policy Paper
  • FPPP: UWS Financial & Administrative Policies
  • FTE: Full Time Equivalent
  • FY: Fiscal Year



  • GL: General Liability
  • GL: General Ledger
  • GPR: General Purpose Revenue



  • HIPAA: Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act
  • HRS: Human Resources System
  • HSLC: Health Science Learning Center
  • HUD: U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development



  • IACUC: Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee
  • ICI: Income Continuation Insurance
  • IFSS: International Faculty and Staff Services
  • INTER: U.S. Department of Interior
  • IPP: Internal Policies and Procedures
  • IRC: Interdisciplinary Research Complex
  • IRS: Internal Revenue Service
  • ISIS: Integrated Student Information System
  • ISP: Invitation to Submit Plans
  • ISS: International Student Services
  • IT: Information Technology
  • ITD: Inception to Date
  • ITIN: Individual Taxpayer Identification Number
  • ITR: Information Technology Review



  • JET: Journal Entry Tool
  • JUSTC: U.S. Department of Justice




  • LAB: Legislative Audit Bureau
  • LABOR: U.S. Department of Labor
  • LAN: Local Area Network
  • LCA: Labor Condition Application
  • LOA: Leave of Absence
  • L&S: College of Letters & Science
  • LTE: Limited Term Employee



  • MBE: Minority Business Enterprise
  • MDS: Materials Distribution Services
  • MOU: Memorandum of Understanding
  • MSC: Medical Sciences Center
  • MSE: Manufacturing Systems Engineering
  • MS&E: Materials Science & Engineering
  • MSN: Madison
  • MU: Memorial Union
  • MUBA: Memorial Union Building Association



  • NASA: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  • NEA: National Endowment for the Arts
  • NEH: National Endowment for the Humanities
  • NIH: National Institutes of Health
  • NOBR: Notification of Bid Results
  • NSF: National Science Foundation



  • OAR: Outside Activity Report
  • OCR: Office of Corporate Relations
  • OHR: Office of Human Resources
  • OHRD: Office of Human Resource Development
  • OSER: Office of State Employment Relations
  • OSHA: Occupational Safety & Health Administration
  • OTS: Offer to Sell



  • PAT: Pre-Posting Allocation Tool
  • PCACH: Personal Computer Automated Clearing House
  • PCSC: Purchasing Cycle Steering Committee
  • PD: Property Damage
  • PD: Position Description
  • PI: Principal Investigator
  • PIR: Payment to Individual Report
  • P-Card: Purchasing Card
  • PI: Principle Investigator
  • PPP: Purchasing Policy and Procedures
  • PVL: Position Vacancy Listing
  • PVS: Pro-Value Statement





  • RARC: Research Animal Resource Center
  • RFB: Request for Bid
  • RFI: Request for Information
  • RFP: Request for Proposal
  • RFQ: Request for Quote
  • RM: Risk Management
  • RMA: Return Materials Authorization Form
  • RPA: Revenue Producing Activities
  • RSP: Research and Sponsored Programs



  • SB: Small Business
  • SBA: Small Business Administration
  • SDB: Small Disadvantaged Business
  • SECC: State Employees Combined Campaign
  • SEVIS: Student Exchange and Visitor Information System
  • SFD: Salary Fringe Detail
  • SFS: Shared Financial System
  • SOAR: Student Orientation, Advising & Registration
  • SPC: Strategic Planning Committee
  • SSLP: State Self-funded Liability Program
  • SSPP: State Self-funded Property Program
  • STATE: U.S. Department of State
  • SWAP: Surplus with a Purpose



  • TBA: Target/Transfer Balance Account
  • TIS: Transfer Information System
  • TRANS: U.S. Department of Transportation



  • UBIT: Unrelated Business Income Tax
  • UDDS: Unit, Division, Department, Subdepartment
  • USIA: United States Information Agency
  • USMLE: United States Medical Licensing Exam
  • UW: University of Wisconsin
  • UWHC: University of Wisconsin Hospital & Clinics
  • UWPC: University of Wisconsin Payroll Processing Center
  • UWS: University of Wisconsin System






  • WAA: Wisconsin Alumni Association
  • WARF: Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation
  • WC: Workers Compensation
  • WISDM: Wisconsin Data Mart
  • WISPER: Wisconsin Proposal Electronic Routing
  • WRS: Wisconsin Retirement System





  • YTD: Year to Date