Alphabet Soup

Acronym Explanation
AAA
American Arbitration Association
ADA
Americans with Disabilities Act
AFL-CIO
American Federation of Labor & Congress of Industrial Organizations
AFT
American Federation of Teachers
AFTCA
AFT Communications Association
AIS
Academic Intervention Services
ALJ
Administrative Law Judge
APPR
Annual Professional Performance Review
BEDS
Basic Educational Data Systems
BOCES
Board of Cooperative Educational Services
CEJ
Coalition for Economic Justice
COLA
Cost of Living Adjustment
CPI
Consumer Price Index
CSE
Committee on Special Education
CSEA
Civil Service Employees' Association
CSL
Civil Service Law
CST
Child Study Team
CWA
Communication Workers of America
DFR
Duty of Fair Representation
DHR
Division of Human Rights
DOL
Department of Labor
DTR
Dues Transmittal Report
EAP
Employee Assistance Program
ED
Election District
EEOC
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
ERS
Employees' Retirement System
ETP
Effective Teaching Program
FMCS
Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service
FMLA
Family Medical Leave Act
FOIL
Freedom of Information Law
IEP
Individualized Education Program
IP
Improper Practice
LAP
Local Action Project
LRS
Labor Relations Specialist
LSA
Legal Staff Association
MOA
Memorandum of Understanding
NEA
National Education Association
NLRB
National Labor Relations Board
NYCRR
New York Codes Rules & Regulations
NYSTA
New York State Teachers Association
NYSTRS
New York State Teachers Retirement System
NYSUT
New York State Unite Teachers
OMRDD
Office of Mental Retardation & Developmental Disabilities
OSHA
Occupational Safety and Health Act/Administration
PAC
Political Action Committee
PDP
Professional Development Plan
PEF
Public Employees Federation
PERB
Public Employment Relations Board
PESH
Public Employees Safety & Health
PSA Professional Staff Association
PSC Professional Staff Congress
RA Representative Assembly
RC Retiree Council
RSD Regional Staff Director
SED State Education Department
SERB State Employment Relations Board
SRP School Related Professional
T/O Tear-Off
TR Travel Request
TRC Teacher Resource Center
TRS Teachers' Retirement System
UFT United Federation of Teachers
ULP Unfair Labor Practice
USDOE US Department of Education
UTNY United Teachers of New York
UUP United University Professions
VOTE/COPE Voice of Teachers in Education/Committee on Political Education
WNYPAC Western New York Political Action Committee
The following acronyms apply to NO Child Left Behind only:
AMO Annual Measurable Objective
AYP Adequate Yearly Progress
EFIG Educational Finance Incentive Grants
ESEA Elementary and Secondary Education Act
LAP Local Assistance Plans
LEA Local Educational Agencies
LEP Limited English Proficient
NAEP National Assessment of Educational Progress
NCLB No Child Left Behind
SAPI School Accountability Performance Index
SASS System of Accountability for Student Success
SEA State Education Agencies
SES Supplemental Educational Services
SURR School Under Registration Review
My personal favorite:
TGIF Thank Goodness it's Friday!
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