US Department of Education Principal Office Functional Statements

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Commonly Used Acronyms

ACH Automated Clearinghouse
ADA Americans With Disabilities Act
ADP Automated Data Processing
AFT American Federation of Teachers
ARC Appalachian Regional Commission
AS Assistant Secretary
CADD Computer Aided Design and Drafting
CBO Congressional Budget Office
COO Chief Operating Officer
COR Contracting Officer’s Representative
DAS Deputy Assistant Secretary
DLSS Direct Loan Servicing System
DOJ Department of Justice
DOL Department of Labor
EDCAPS Education Central Automated Processing System
EEO Equal Employment Opportunity
ELL English Language Learners
EO Executive Order
ERDDIA Educational Research, Development, Dissemination, and Improvement Act
ESEA Elementary and Secondary Education Act
FAFSA Free Application for Federal Student Aid
FFA Future Farmers of America
FFEL Federal Family Education Loan System
FMS Financial Management System
FOIA Freedom of Information Act
FSA Federal Student Aid
FTE Full Time Equivalent
GAO General Accounting Office
GAPS Grants and Payments System
GPRA Government Performance and Results Act
HEA Higher Education Act
HHS Health and Human Services (Department of)
HRS Human Resources Services (Office of Management)
IDEA Individuals with Disabilities Education Act
IES Institute of Education Sciences
IT Information Technology
KSA Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
LEA Local Education Agency
NCES National Center for Education Statistics
NCLB No Child Left Behind Act
NEA National Education Association
NIDRR National Institute for Disability and Rehabilitation Research
OAS Office of the Assistant Secretary
OCFO Office of the Chief Financial Officer
OCIO Office of the Chief Information Officer
OCR Office for Civil Rights
ODS Office of the Deputy Secretary
OELA Office of English Language Acquisition
OESE Office of Elementary and Secondary Education
OFBCI Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives
OFO Office of Finance and Operations
OGC Office of the General Counsel
OIG Office of Inspector General
OII Office of Innovation and Improvement
OIIA Office of Intergovernmental and Interagency Affairs
OLCA Office of Legislation and Congressional Affairs
OM Office of Management
OMB Office of Management and Budget
OPA Office of Public Affairs
OPE Office of Postsecondary Education
OS Office of the Secretary
OSDFS Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools
OSEP Office of Special Education Programs
OSERS Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services
OUS Office of the Under Secretary
OVAE Office of Vocational and Adult Education
PBO Performance-Based Organization
RFP Request For Proposal
RSA Rehabilitation Services Administration
S & E Salary and Expenses
SEA State Education Agency
SRR Secretary’s Regional Representative
TPPS Third Party Processing System
VR Vocational Rehabilitation
WIA Workforce Investment Act


Last Modified: 04/12/2023