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Frequently Used Acronyms

Acronyms are often used by public and private agencies as time-saving, shorthand ways to communicate lengthy titles or basic concepts.
This Glossary provides a quick reference to terms, acronyms and abbreviations commonly used by Workforce Solutions.

Click on a letter to see corresponding acronyms

A

 

ABE

Adult Basic Education

AEL

Adult Education & Literacy

ASE

Adult Secondary Education

  
  

B

 

BLS

Bureau of Labor Statistics

BSU

Business Service Unit

BSR

Business Service Representative

  
  

C

 

CBO

Community-Based Organization

CCS

Child Care Services

CEO

Chief Elected Official

Chief Executive Officer

CLF

Civilian Labor Force

CRT

Classroom Training

CTE

Career and Technical Education

CY

Calendar Year

  
  

D

 

DADS

Department of Aging and Disability Services

DFPS

Department of Family and Protective Services

DOE

Department of Education

DOL

Department of Labor (U.S. and Federal)

DOT

Department of Transportation

DVOP

Disabled Veterans Outreach Program

DW

Dislocated Worker

  
  

E

 

E&T

Education and Training

EA

Emergency Assistance

EAP

Employee Assistance Program

EGC

Executive and Governance Committee

EDC

Economic Development Corporation

EEO

Equal Employment Opportunity

EEOC

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

ESL

English as a Second Language

ESOL

English for Speakers of Other Languages

ESP

Employment Services Program

ETA

Employment & Training Administration

ETPS

Eligible Training Provider System

  
  

F

 

FA

Fiscal Agent

FBO

Faith-Based Organization

FLSSA

Fair Labor Standards Act

FR

Federal Register

FY

Fiscal Year

  
  

G

 

GAAP

 
  

GED

General Equivalency Diploma

  
  

H

 

HB-5

House Bill 5

HDJT

High Demand Job Training

HHS

U.S. Department of Health & Human Services

HS

High School

  
  

 I

 

IEP

Individual Employment Plan

ITA

Individual Training Account

  
  

J

 

JET

Jobs and Education for Texas

  
  

K

 

K-12

Kindergarten through 12th grade

KPI

Key Performance Indicator

KSI

Key Strategic Imperative

  
  

L

 

LEP

Limited English Proficiency

LMI

Labor Market Information

LNG

Liquid Nitrogen Gas

LRGVDC

Lower Rio Grande Valley Development Council

LWDB

Local Workforce Development Board

  
  

M

 

MET

Migrant Education and Training

MOU

Memorandum of Understanding

MPR

Monthly Performance Report

MSFW

Migrant Seasonal Farm Worker

  
  

N

 

NAICS

North American Industry Classification System

NAWB

National Association of Workforce Boards

NCP

Non-Custodial Parent

NEG

National Emergency Grant

NBRI

National Business Research Institute

NFA

Notice of Fund Availability

  
  

O

 

OJT

On-The-Job Training

OMB

Office of Management and Budget

O*NET

Occupational Information Network

  
  

P

 

PA

Public Assistance

PY

Program Year

  
  

R

 

RESTEC

Rio South Texas Economic Council

RFP

Request for Proposal

RFI

Request for Information

RFQ

Request for Qualifications

RGV LEAD

Rio Grande Valley Linking Economic and Academic Development

RR

Rapid Response

RTAP

Regional Transportation Advisory Panel

  
  

S

 

SDF

Skill Development Fund

SEAL

Summer Earn and Learn

SSF

Self Sufficiency Fund

SNAP E&T

Supplemental Nutrition Assistant Program Employment and Training

SOC

Standard Occupation Classification

STEM

Science, Technology, Engineering and Math

  
  

 T

 

TA

Technical Assistance

TAA

Trade Adjustment Assistance

TANF

Temporary Assistance for Needy Families

TEA

Texas Education Agency

TEGL

Training & Employment Guidance Letter

TIP

Texas Industry Partnership

TRS

Texas Rising Star

TSR

Texas School Ready

TWC

Texas Workforce Commission

TWIST

The Workforce Information System of Texas

  
  

U

 

UC

Unemployment Compensation

UI

Unemployment Insurance

USDOL

United States Department of Labor

  
  

V

 

VA

Veterans Administration

VRS

Vocational Rehabilitation Services

  
  

W

 

WARN

Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act

WCCT

Workforce Career Center Traffic

WD

Workforce Development

W/E

Work Experience

WFS

Workforce Solutions

WIOA

Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act
Title I Adult Program

Title I Dislocated Workers
Title I Youth (age 14-24, in-out of school)

WIA

Workforce Investment Area

WIT

Work In Texas

WOTC

Work Opportunity Tax Credit

  
  

Y

 

YCE

Youth Career Expo