HR Acronyms and Commonly Used Terms

403(b) - Pre-tax advantaged retirement savings plan

AA - Affirmative Action

AAO - Affirmative Action Officer

ADA - Americans with Disabilities Act

ADAAA - Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act

ADEA - Age Discrimination in Employment Act

BFOQ - Bona Fide Occupational Qualification

BOR - Board of Regents

CAPE - Center for Academic and Professional Excellence

CD PPO HDHP - Consumer Driven Preferred Provider Organization High Deductible Health Plan

COBRA - Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act

COLA - Cost of Living Adjustment

DOL - Department of Labor

DOP - Department of Personnel

EAP - Employee Assistance Program

EEO - Equal Employment Opportunity

EEOC - Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

ERISA - Employee Retirement Income Security Act

Exempt Employees - Employees paid on a fixed salary basis and are not entitled to overtime

FERPA - Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act

FLSA - Fair Labor Standards Act

FMLA - Family and Medical Leave Act

FSA - Flexible Spending Account

FTE - Full time Equivalent

GINA - Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act

HIPAA - Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act

HMO - Health Maintenance Organization

HRA - Health Reimbursement Arrangement

HRMS - Human Resources Management System

HSA - Health Savings Account

I-9 - Form issued by the Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and used to verify an employee's identity and authorization to work in the United States

JD - Job Description

KSA's - Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

LOA - Letter of Appointment

LOB - Letter of Appointment with Benefits

LWOP - Leave of Absence Without Pay

MQs - Minimum Qualifications

NAC - Nevada Administrative Code

NEATS - Nevada Employee Action and Timekeeping System

NERC - Nevada Equal Rights Commission

Nonexempt Employees - Employees paid on an hourly basis and covered by wage and hour laws regarding hours worked, overtime pay, etc.

NRS - Nevada Revised Statutes

NSHE - Nevada System of Higher Education

NVAPPS - Nevada Applicant Processing and Placement System

OCR - Office of Civil Rights

OFCCP - Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs

OSHA - Occupational Safety & Health Administration

PEBP - Public Employees Benefit Program

PeopleAdmin - CSN's online applicant and evaluation system

PERS - Public Employees Retirement System (State of Nevada's Classified employees mandatory retirement plan)

Pink Sheet - Timesheet used for Student Workers, Learning & Earning Student Workers, 160 Hour Workers and 1,000 Hour Workers

PTF - Personnel Transaction Form

RPA - Retirement Plan Alternative (NSHE's mandatory retirement plan)

SSA - Social Security Administration

TSA - Tax Sheltered Annuity

W-2 - Income tax form issued by employers and showing how much an employee was paid in that year

W-4 - Federal income tax withholding form

WPS - Work Performance Standards

 

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