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A

  • AABD - Aid to Aged, Blind or Disabled (replaced by SSI)
  • AASD - American Association of SNAP Directors
  • ABAWD - Able Bodied Adults without Dependents
  • ABEL - Automated Budgeting and Eligibility Logic
  • ABH - Agency Boarding Home
  • ABO - Authorities Budget Office
  • ACA - Affordable Care Act
  • AC - Alternate Certifiers
  • ACD - Agency for Child Development (NYC)
  • ACE - Association of Community Employment Programs for the Homeless
  • ACF - Adjudicated Claims File
  • ACF - Administration for Children and Families (Federal)
  • ACF - Authorization Change Forms
  • ACH - Automated Clearing House
  • ACME - Automated Case Management Evaluation
  • ACS - Administration for Children’s Services (NYC)
  • ACS - Automated Claiming System
  • ACS - American Communities Survey
  • ADA - Americans with Disabilities Act
  • ADH - Administrative Disqualification Hearing
  • ADJ - Adjudicated Claim Fiche
  • ADM - Administrative Directive Memo
  • AE - Agency Error
  • AFA - Anticipated Future Action
  • AFCARS - Adoption & Foster Care Analysis and Reporting
  • AFI - Adjusted Family Income
  • AFIS - Automated Finger Imaging System
  • AFF - American FactFinder
  • AG - (NYS) Attorney General
  • AGI - Adjusted Gross Income
  • AIDS - Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome
  • ALE - Adult Literacy Education
  • ALEC - Awaiting Local Error Correction
  • ALJ - Administrative Law Judge
  • AMI - Area Median Income
  • AMR - Automated Mass Rebudgeting
  • AMW - Average Monthly Wage
  • ANSI - American National Standards Institute
  • AOBH - Agency Operated Boarding Home
  • AP - Absent Parent
  • AP - Adult Protective
  • APD - Advanced Planning Document
  • APHSA - American Public Human Services Association
  • AppReg - Application Registration
  • APRRS - Absent Parent Resource Reporting System
  • APP-TAD - Application Turnaround Document
  • APTD - Aid to the Permanently and Totally Disabled
  • A&QI - Bureau of Audit and Quality Improvement (formerly A&QC)
  • A/R - Applicant/Recipient
  • AREERA - Agricultural Research, Extension and Education Reform Act
  • ASAW - Additional Special Agricultural Worker
  • ASCU - Automated Support Collections Unit
  • ASFA - Adoption and Safe Families Act (Federal legislation)
  • ASSETS - Automated Statewide Support Enforcement and Tracking System
  • ATC - Automated TimeCard System
  • ATM - Automated Teller Machine

B

  • BASIC - Basic or Personal Allowance
  • BBM - Bureau of Budget Management (OTDA)
  • BBRA - Balanced Budget Refinement Act
  • BBCE - Broad Based Categorical Eligibility
  • BCM - Bureau of Contract Management (OTDA)
  • BEDS - Back End Detection System
  • BENDEX - Beneficiary Data Exchange
  • BHR - Bureau of Human Resources (OTDA)
  • BFS - Bureau of Financial Services (OTDA)
  • BG - Block Grant
  • BHSS - Bureau of Housing and Support Services
  • BICS - Benefit Issuance and Control System
  • BILT - Building Independence for the Long Term
  • BMS - Bureau of Management Services (OTDA)
  • BOCES - Boards of Cooperative Educational Services
  • BPR - BICS Production Requests
  • BRIA - Bureau of Refugee and Immigrant Assistance
  • BRO - Buffalo Regional Office
  • BSC- Business Service Center
  • BSE - Bureau of State Expenditures (State)
  • BSPP - BICS Services Payment Processing
  • BT - Bureau of Training

C

  • CAA - Community Action Agency
  • CAC - Cooling Assistance Component
  • CAH - Care At Home
  • CAHWP - Care At Home Waiver Program
  • CAMS - Cash Management Subsystem
  • CAN - Case Number
  • CAP - Child Assistance Program
  • CAP - Corrective Action Plan
  • CAP - Cost Allocation Plan
  • CAPER - Case and Processing Error Rate
  • CASAC - Certified Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselor
  • CASE - Case Type
  • CASE NO - Case Number
  • CASSPP - Comprehensive Annual Social Services Program Plan
  • CBIC - Common Benefits Identification Card
  • CBO - Community Based Organization
  • CBVH - Commission for the Blind and Visually Handicapped
  • CCA - Consumer Credit Agencies
  • CCBG - Child Care Block Grant
  • CCDF - Child Care Development Fund
  • CCF - Congregate Care Facility
  • CCFS - Child Care Facility System
  • CCPA - Federal Consumer Credit Protection Act
  • CCRS - Child Care Reporting System
  • CCWB - Center for Child Well-Being
  • CDR - Claims Detail Report
  • CE - Consultative Exam
  • CE - Categorical Eligibility Indicator
  • CEES - Center for Employment and Economic Supports
  • CFCIP - Chafee Foster Care Independence Program
  • CFDA - Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance
  • CFR - Code of Federal Regulations
  • CFY - City Fiscal Year (NYC)
  • CG - Cash Grant
  • CHAP - Child Health Assurance Program (Child Health Plus)
  • CHCEP - Catastrophic Health Care Expense Program
  • CHEP - Cuban/Haitian Entrant Program
  • CHIP - Children’s Health Insurance Program
  • CHP - Child Health Plus
  • CIAB - Connections in a Box
  • CIN - Client Identification Number
  • CIO - Chief Information Officer
  • CIU - Contract Implementation Unit
  • C/M - Case Month
  • CMCM - Comprehensive Medicaid Case Management
  • CMS - Caseload Management System
  • CMS - Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (Federal)
  • CMU - Case Management Unit also Contract Monitoring Unit
  • CNS - Client Notice System
  • COB - Close of Business
  • COCAP - Central Office Cost Allocation Plan
  • COFCCA - Council of Family and Child Caring Agencies
  • COH - Committee on the Handicapped (now known as CSE)
  • COLA - Cost of Living Adjustment, also Cost of Living Allowance
  • COLD - Computer Output to Laser Disk
  • COPS - Certificates of Participation
  • COPS - Community Optional Preventive Services
  • CORe - Community, Opportunity and Reinvestment
  • CP - Custodial Parent
  • CPS - Child Protective Services
  • CR - Community Residence
  • CSC - Customer Support Center
  • CSE - Child Support Enforcement program
  • CSE - Committee on Special Education (formerly COH)
  • CSEU - Child Support Enforcement Unit
  • CSH - Child Support Helpline
  • CSHL - Child Support Helpline
  • CSMS - Child Support Management System
  • CSP - Consolidated Services Plan
  • CSPC - Child Support Processing Center
  • CSPIA - Child Support Performance and Incentive Act
  • CSR- Case Supervisory Review
  • CSS - Center for Specialized Services
  • CSSA - Child Support Standards Act
  • CST - Community Solutions for Transportation
  • C/THP - Child/Teen Health Plan
  • CU - Certification Unit
  • CW - Child Welfare
  • CWEP - Community Work Experience Program
  • CWFC - Child Welfare Foster Care
  • CWS - Child Welfare Services
  • CY - Calendar Year

D

  • D/A - Drug/Alcohol
  • DAAD - Daily Account Activity Detail
  • DAB - Department of Health and Human Services Appeals Board
  • DAI - Disability Accommodation Indicator
  • DAM - Data Access Module
  • DAP - Disability Advocacy Program
  • DAR - Daily Activity Report
  • DC - Dependent Children
  • DCA - Disqualification Consent Agreement
  • DCC - Day Care Center
  • DCJS - Department of Criminal Justice Services
  • DCL - Dear Colleague Letter
  • DDD - Division of Disability Determination (OTDA)
  • DDRO - Developmental Disabilities Regional Office
  • DEFRA - Deficit Reduction Act
  • DFA - Department of Family Assistance (State)
  • DFR - District of Fiscal Responsibility
  • DFY - Division for Youth (prior to consolidation with OCFS)
  • DSOC - Division of Shelter Oversight and Compliance
  • DHHS - Department of Health and Human Services (Federal)
  • DHR - Division of Human Rights (NYS)
  • DHS - Department of Homeless Services (NYC)
  • DMU - Data Management Unit
  • DMV - Department of Motor Vehicles
  • DOCCS - Department of Corrections and Community Supervision
  • DOB - Division of the Budget (State)
  • DOB - Department of Buildings (NYC only)
  • DoD - Department of Defense
  • DOH - Department of Health (State)
  • DOJ - Department of Justice
  • DOL - Department of Labor (State or Federal)
  • DPA - Deferred Payment Agreement
  • DPA - Direct Payment Authorization
  • DRL - Domestic Relations Law
  • DRS - Division of Rehabilitative Services
  • DSH - Disproportionate Share Hospital (allotment)
  • DSNAP - Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program
  • DSOC - Division of Shelter Oversight and Compliance
  • DSS - Department of Social Services (Prior to split into OTDA and OCFS)
  • DTF - Department of Taxation and Finance (State)
  • DV - Domestic Violence
  • DVA - Division of Veterans Affairs
  • DVL - Domestic Violence Liaison
  • DVRP - Domestic Violence Residential Programs
  • DVSAR - Domestic Violence State Aid Rates

E

  • EAA - Emergency Assistance for Adults
  • EAF - Emergency Assistance for Families
  • EAS - Employment and Advancement Services
  • EBT - Electronic Benefits Transfer
  • EDGE - Education for Gainful Employment
  • EDITS- Eligibility Data and Image Transfer System
  • EDP - Electronic Data Processing
  • EDRS - Electronic Disqualified Recipient Subsystem
  • EEO - Equal Employment Opportunity
  • EEOC - Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (Federal)
  • EFT - Electronic Funds Transfer
  • EI - Early Intervention
  • eIAR - Electronic Interim Assistance Reimbursement
  • EIC - Earned Income Credit
  • EID - Earned Income Disregard
  • E/IM - Eligibility/Income Maintenance
  • EIN - Employer Identification Number
  • EITC - Earned Income Tax Credit (Federal or State)
  • E-IWO - Electronic Income Withholding
  • EM - Emergency Foster Boarding Home Care
  • EM - Employment Manual
  • ENHP - Emergency Needs for the Homeless Program
  • EO - Executive Order
  • EOC - Emergency Operations Center
  • EOD - Equal Opportunity and Diversity
  • EP - Employment Plan
  • EP - Essential Person
  • EPFT - Electronic Payment File Transfer System
  • EPM - Employment Policy Manual
  • EPSDT - Early Periodic Screening, Diagnosis and Treatment
  • EPVA - Eviction Prevention for Vulnerable Adults
  • ER - Educational Resources
  • ERO - Eastern Regional Office
  • ERT - Employment Readiness Training
  • ESA - Employment Services Advisor
  • ESGP - Emergency Shelter Grants Program
  • ESL - English as a Second Language
  • ESNA - Emergency Safety Net Assistance
  • ESPRI - Empire State Poverty Reduction Initiative
  • ESPRIT - Empire State Payment Rate Improvement Team
  • ESTI - Employment Services Training Institute
  • ETV - Education and Training Voucher (program)
  • EVR - Eligibility Verification Review
  • EW - Eligibility Worker

F

  • FA - Family Assistance
  • FAD/FAHD - Foster and Adoptive Home Development
  • FA-FP - Family Assistance — Federally Participating
  • FAP - Food Assistance Program
  • FBH - Foster Boarding Home
  • FBI - Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • FC - Foster Care
  • FCA - Family Court Act
  • FCBG - Foster Care Block Grant
  • FCI - Foster Care Issues
  • FCR - Federal Case Registry of Child Support Orders
  • FCS - Department of Agriculture’s Food and Consumer Service
  • FDC - Family Day Care
  • FE - Facilitated Enrollment
  • FEDS - Front End Detection System
  • FEIN - Federal Employer Identification Number
  • FEMA - Federal Emergency Management Agency
  • FEPS - Family Eviction Prevention Subsidy
  • FFCCOA - Full Faith and Credit for Child Support Orders Act
  • FFFS - Flexible Fund for Family Services
  • FFR - Face-to-Face Re-certification
  • FFY - Federal Fiscal Year (Oct 1 - Sept 30)
  • FH - Fair Hearings
  • FHDMS - Fair Hearing Decision Management System
  • FHIS - Fair Hearings Information System
  • FICA - Federal Insurance Contributions Act (Social Security) Indicator
  • FIDM - Financial Institution Data Match
  • FIFO - First In — First Out
  • FIPS Code - Federal Information Processing Standards Code (ASCU)
  • FIRM -Financial Institution Recipient Match
  • FMS - Department of Treasury’s Financial Management Service
  • FMV - Fair Market Value
  • FNP - Federally Non-Participating
  • FNS - Food and Nutrition Service
  • FOIL - Freedom of Information Law
  • FP - Federally Participating
  • FPL - Federal Poverty Level
  • FPLS - Federal Parent Locator Services
  • FPO - For-Profit Organization
  • FQC - Federal Quality Control
  • FR - Federal Register
  • FRM - Fiscal Reference Manual
  • FS - Food Stamps; now referred to as Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
  • FSB - Food Stamp Benefit; now referred to as Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
  • FSET - Food Stamp Employment and Training Program; now referred to as Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Employment and Training (SNAP E&T)
  • FSICS - Food Stamp Issuance and Control Subsystem
  • FSNEP - Food Stamp Nutrition Education Program; now referred to as Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education (SNAP-Ed)
  • FSSB - Food Stamp Source Book
  • FTC - Failure to Comply
  • FTE - Full-time Equivalent
  • FTOP - Federal Treasury Offset Program
  • FUFF - Finance Unit Fact Flash
  • FV - Family Violence Indicator
  • FVO - Family Violence Option

G

  • GAAP - Generally Accepted Accounting Principles
  • GAGD - Grants of Assistance for Guide Dogs
  • GAO - Government Accountability Office (Federal)
  • GASB - Governmental Accounting Standards Board
  • GE - Emergency Group Care Program
  • GED - General Education Diploma
  • GFDC - Group Family Day Care
  • GH - Group Home
  • GIS - General Information System
  • GIT - Gross Income Test
  • GOER - Governor’s Office of Employee Relations
  • GR - Group Residence

H

  • HANYS -Healthcare Association of New York State
  • HAP - Housing Assistance Project
  • HASA - HIV/AIDS Services Administration (NYC)
  • HBE - Health Benefit Exchange
  • HCFA - Health Care Financing Administration (Federal, replaced by Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services — CMS)
  • HEA - Home Energy Allowance
  • HEAP - Home Energy Assistance Program
  • HEAP-ADM - Home Energy Assistance Program - Administration
  • HEAP-NPA - Home Energy Assistance Program - Non-Public Assistance
  • HEAP-PA - Home Energy Assistance Program - Public Assistance
  • HEAP-SSI - Home Energy Assistance Program - Supplemental Security Income
  • HFC - Home Foster Care
  • HH – Household
  • HHAC - Homeless Housing and Assistance Corporation
  • HHAP - Homeless Housing and Assistance Program
  • HHS - Department of Health and Human Services (Federal)
  • HIPAA - Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act
  • HIV - Human Immune Deficiency Virus
  • HMO - Health Maintenance Organization
  • HOPWA – Housing Opportunities for Persons With AIDS
  • HRA - Human Resources Administration (New York City)
  • HRF - Health Related Facilities
  • HSE - High School Equivalency
  • HSEN - Human Services Enterprise Network
  • HRIS - Human Resource Information System
  • HSLC - Human Services Learning Center
  • HTLV - Human T Lympho Virus
  • HTP - Hard-to-Place
  • HUD - U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

I

  • IAR - Interim Assistance Reimbursement
  • ICF - Intermediate Care Facility
  • I/CM - Intake/Case Maintenance
  • ICM - Intensive Case Management
  • ICMFASA - Intensive Case Management for Families Affected by Substance Abuse
  • I/CM-RMS - Intake/Case Maintenance Random Moment Study
  • ICR - Interstate Central Registry
  • ID - Identification Card
  • IDA - Individual Development Account
  • I/EDR - Imaging/Electronic Document Repository
  • IES - Integrated Eligibility System
  • IEX - Income Execution (now referred to as income withholding)
  • IFC - Institutional Foster Care
  • IG - Inspector General
  • IHE - Inadvertent Household Error (Food Stamp Program)
  • ILP - Independent Living Program (also called Chafee)
  • IM - Income Maintenance
  • IMU - Issuance Monitoring Unit
  • INA - Immigration and Naturalization Act
  • INF - Informational Letter
  • INS - Immigration and Naturalization Services
  • IPPS - Indirect Payment Processing Sub-system
  • IPV - Intentional Program Violation
  • IRA - Individualized Residential Alternative
  • IRAP - Indochinese Refugee Assistance Program
  • IRCA - Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986
  • IRS - Internal Revenue Service (Federal)
  • ISO - Information Security Officer
  • ITIR - Information Technology Investment Request
  • ITS - Information Technology Services
  • IV-B - Title IV-B of the SSA (Federal funding for Child Welfare Svcs)
  • IV-D - Title IV-D of the SSA (Child Support)
  • IV-E - Title IV-E of the SSA (Federal funding for Foster Care and Adoption Subsidies)
  • IWO - Income Withholding Order

J

  • JD - Juvenile Delinquent
  • JD/PINS - Juvenile Delinquent/Persons in Need of Supervision
  • J/O - Job Opportunity Program
  • JOBS - Jobs, Opportunities and Basic Skills (defunct federal program)
  • JOS - Job Opportunity Specialist (NYC)
  • JTPA - Job Training Partnership Act
  • JTPC - Job Training Partnership Council

L

  • LA - Language Access
  • LA - Local Assistance
  • LAC- Language Access Coordinator
  • LAC - Local Action Code
  • LAF - Local Administration Fund
  • LAN - Local Area Network
  • LAP - Language Access Plan
  • LATS - Leave and Accrual Tracking System
  • LCM - Local Commissioner Memorandum
  • LDF - Local Data Feedback
  • LDFFBH - Local District Foster Family Boarding Home
  • LDSS - Local Department of Social Services (Local District)
  • LEIA - Local Early Intervention Agency
  • LEP - Limited English Proficiency
  • LEP - Local Error Prevention
  • LIF - Low Income Family
  • LIHEAA - Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Act
  • LIHEAP - Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program
  • LINC - Living In the Community
  • LISTS - List Information Synchronized Tracking System
  • LIVES - Local Interagency VESID Employment Services
  • LOS - Length of Stay
  • LMS - Learning Management System
  • LRR - Legally Responsible Relative
  • LTC - Long Term Care
  • LTHHCP - Long Term Home Health Care Program
  • LTR - Lawful Temporary Residents

M

  • M - Maternity
  • MA - Medical Assistance
  • MABEL - Medicaid Automated Budget and Eligibility Logic
  • MAGI - Modified Adjusted Gross Income
  • MAP - Medical Assistance Program
  • MAP - Monthly Average Payment
  • MAPP - Model Approach to Parenting Program (FAD)
  • MAR - Mass Reauthorization
  • MARG - Medical Assistance Reference Guide
  • MARS - Management and Administrative Reporting Sub-system (of MMIS)
  • MARS/SURS - Management and Administrative Reporting Subsystem/Surveillance and Utilization Review System
  • MD - Mentally Disabled
  • ME - Management Evaluation
  • MEDX - Medical Execution
  • MEV - Manual Employment Verification
  • MICS - Management Information and Control Sub-system
  • MLR - Maintenance in Lieu of Rent
  • MMIS - Medicaid Management Information System
  • MOA - Memorandum of Agreement
  • MOE - Maintenance of Effort (Spending minimums)
  • MOP - Method of Payment
  • MOU - Memorandum of Understanding
  • MRA - Mass Reauthorization (System generated 3209s)
  • MRB/A - Mass Rebudgeting/Reauthorization
  • MRO - Metropolitan Regional Office
  • MRT - Medicaid Redesign Team
  • MSAR - Maximum State Aid Rate
  • MSE - Medical Support Enforcement
  • MV ERN - Mohawk Valley Employer Resource Network
  • M/WBE - Minority and Women Owned Business Enterprises
  • myB - myBenefits
  • myW - myWorkspace

N

  • NAPIPM - National Association for Program Information and Performance Measurement
  • NCIC - National Crime Information Center
  • NCP - Noncustodial Parent
  • NCP - ETIC- Noncustodial Parent Earned Income Credit
  • NDA - Nondisclosure Agreement
  • NDNH - National Directory of New Hires
  • NMSN - National Medical Support Notice
  • NIT- Net Income Test
  • NOMI - Notice of Missed Interview
  • NOWR - Notification of Work Requirements
  • NPA - Non-Public Assistance
  • NPC - Non-Parent Caregiver
  • NR - Non-Reimbursable
  • NSF - Non-Sufficient Funds
  • NRST - Non-Recurring Short Term
  • NTA - Non-Temporary Assistance
  • NYC - New York City
  • NYCRR - New York Codes, Rules and Regulations (Green Books)
  • NYC-WAY - New York City – Work Accountability and You
  • NYPWA - New York Public Welfare Association
  • NYS - New York State
  • NYSCCBG - New York State Child Care Block Grant
  • NYSDSS - New York State Department of Social Services (now OTDA/ OCFS)
  • NYSNIP - New York State Nutritional Improvement Project
  • NYSoH - New York State of Health
  • NYSRRAP - NYS Refugee Resettlement Assistance Program
  • NYSSHP - New York State Supportive Housing Program
  • NYWBG - New York Works Block Grant (DOL Grants)
  • NYWFIA - New York Welfare Fraud Investigators Association

O

  • OAH - Office of Administrative Hearings
  • OASAS - Office of Alcohol and Substance Abuse Services (State)
  • OASDI - Old-Age, Survivors and Disability Insurance
  • OBFDM - Office of Budget, Finance and Data Management (OTDA)
  • OBRA - Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act
  • OCA - Office of Court Administration
  • OCFS - Office of Child and Family Services (State)
  • OCSE - Office of Child Support Enforcement (Federal)
  • OFA - Office of Family Assistance (Federal)
  • OFA - Orphan Foundation of America
  • OFT - Office of Technology (NYS) (former State organization)
  • OGS - Office of General Services (NYS)
  • OITS - Office of Information Technology Services
  • OJT - On the Job Training
  • OMB - Office of Management and Budget
  • OMH - Office of Mental Health
  • OPS - Division of Operations and Program Support (formerly PSQI)
  • OPWDD - Office for People with Developmental Disabilities (formerly OMRDD)
  • ORIS - Office of Refugee and Immigrant Services (now known as BRIA)
  • OSAH – Operational Support for AIDS Housing Program
  • OSC - Office of the State Comptroller (NYS)
  • OSS - On-Site Scanning
  • OTAP - Office Training and Automation Project
  • OTDA - Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance
  • OTG - Other than Grantee (payment on behalf of client)
  • OVESID - Office of Vocational and Educational Services for Individuals with Disabilities
  • OVR - Office of Vocational Rehabilitation
  • OWIG - Office of the Welfare Inspector General (NYS)

P

  • PA - Public Assistance (now known as TA — Temporary Assistance)
  • PAB - Public Assistance Benefit
  • PACE - Public Assistance Comprehensive Employment
  • PAI - Program Access Index
  • PARIS - Public Assistance Reporting Information System
  • PARIS - Public Authorities Reporting Information System (in connection with usage by the NYS Authority’s Budget Office/OSC)
  • PCA - Personal Care Agency
  • PCAP - Prenatal Care Assistance Program
  • PCC - Primary Client Category
  • PEX - Property Execution
  • PF - Putative Father
  • PFR – Putative Father Registry
  • PHA - Public Housing Authority
  • PI - Program Integrity (OTDA)
  • PICS - Payment Issuance and Control Subsystem
  • PID - Person Identification Number in CONX
  • PIN - Personal Identification Number
  • PINS - Persons in Need of Supervision
  • PIO - Public Information Office
  • PIQ - Policy Interpretation Question
  • PLS - Parent Locator Service
  • PNA - Personal Needs Allowance
  • POC - Pending Issuance of Operating Certificate
  • POS - Paperless Office System
  • POS - Purchase of Services
  • PRUCOL - Permanently Residing in the United States Under Color of Law
  • PRWORA - Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act
  • PSA - Protective Services for Adults
  • PSC - Public Service Commission
  • PSHSP - Preschool Supportive Health Services Program
  • PSQI - Program Support & Quality Improvement (now known as OPS)
  • PUMS - Public Use Microdata Samples
  • PWA - Public Works Administration
  • PWP - Public Work Program

Q

  • QC - Quality Control
  • QCIS - Quality Control Information System
  • QER - Quarterly Expenditure Reports (submitted by State to Feds)
  • QMB - Qualified Medicaid Benefits
  • QR - Quarterly Report

R

  • RAP - Refugee Assistance Program
  • RAW - Replenishment Agricultural Worker
  • RCA - Refugee Cash Assistance
  • REB - Recovery of Equivalent Benefits
  • RF - Reimbursement Forms
  • RFC - Request for Contact
  • RFI - Resource File Integration (WMS)
  • RFMS - Recipient Fraud Matching System
  • RFP - Request for Proposal(s)
  • RGRTA - Rochester-Genesee Regional Transportation Authority
  • RIN - Recipient Identification Number (NYC)
  • RMA - Refugee Medical Assistance
  • RMS - Random Moment Study (see I/CM-RMS or SRMS)
  • RMTS - Random Moment Time Study (obsolete)
  • ROS - Rest of the State
  • RRP - Recipient Restriction Program
  • RSDI - Retirement Survivors Disability Insurance
  • RSP - Rent Supplement Program
  • RSSP - Refugee Social Services Program
  • RSVP - Residences for Survivors of Violence Program
  • RTC - Residential Treatment Center
  • RTF - Residential Treatment Facility
  • RTK - Right to Know

S

  • SACC - School-Age Child Care
  • SACWIS - Statewide Automated Child Welfare Information System
  • SAM - System for Award Management
  • SAP - Substance Abuse Program
  • SAU - Separate Administrative Unit
  • SAVE - Systematic Alien Verification for Entitlements
  • SAW - Special Agricultural Worker
  • S/CC - Single/Childless Couples
  • SCHIP - State Children’s Health Insurance Plan
  • SCR - Systems Change Request
  • SCU - Support Collection Unit
  • SDA - State Data Exchange
  • SDC - Staff Development Coordinator
  • SDNH - State Directory of New Hires
  • SDVA - State Division of Veterans Affairs
  • SDX - State Data Exchange
  • SDU - State Disbursement Unit
  • SEAMC - Statement of Estimated Annual Maintenance Costs
  • SED - (NY) State Education Department
  • SEMI - TA Semi-Monthly Cash Grant Amounts
  • SFARS - Specialized Fraud and Abuse Reporting System
  • S/FED - Services Financial Eligibility Display Turnaround
  • SFED/T - Services Financial Eligibility Display /Turnaround Document
  • SFS - Statewide Financial System
  • SFY - State Fiscal Year (April 1 - March 31)
  • SGF - State General Funds
  • SHEA - Supplemental Home Energy Allowance
  • SILP - Supervised Independent Living Program
  • SIR - System Information Request
  • SLEB - State Law Enforcement Bureau
  • SLIAG - State Legalization Impact Assistance Grants (obsolete)
  • SLMS - Statewide Learning Management System
  • SNA - Safety Net Assistance
  • SNA-FP - Safety Net Assistance — Federally Participating
  • SNAP - Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program
  • SNAP-Ed - Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education
  • SNAP E&T - Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Employment and Training
  • SNF - Skilled Nursing Facility
  • SN-FNP - Safety Net — Federally Non-Participating
  • SN-MOE - Safety Net — Maintenance of Effort
  • SOB - Start of Business (day)
  • SOLQ - State On Line Query
  • SORA - Sex Offender Registration Act
  • SPARCS - Statewide Planning and Research Cooperative System
  • SPC - State Processing Center (OTDA SNAP)
  • SPLS - State Parent Locator Service
  • SRM - System Reference Manual
  • SRMS - Services Random Moment Survey
  • SRO - Single Room Occupancy Dwelling
  • SRO - Syracuse Regional Office
  • SS - Social Services
  • SSA - Social Security Act
  • SSA - Social Security Administration (Federal)
  • SSBG - Social Services Block Grant (Title XX)
  • SSD - Social Services District
  • SSDI - Social Security Disability Insurance Benefits
  • SSF - Solely State Funded
  • SSHSP - School Supportive Health Services Program
  • SSI - Supplemental Security Income benefits (Federal Welfare Program for Aged, Blind and Disabled, replaces AABD)
  • SSL - Social Services Law
  • SSN - Social Security Number
  • SSP - Separate State Program
  • SSP - State Supplement Program
  • SSPNA - State Supplement Program Personal Needs Allowance
  • SSRR - Social Services Reporting Requirements (now known as Services RMS in Mid-1990’s)
  • SSRS - Social Statistics Reporting System
  • STARS - Statewide Automated Trainee Registration System
  • STARS/HSLC - Statewide Automated Trainee Registration System/Human Services Learning Center
  • STEHP – Solutions to End Homelessness Program
  • STROP - State Tax Refund Offset Program
  • SUA - Standard Utility Allowance
  • S/UR - Surveillance and Utilization Review
  • SURS - Surveillance and Utilization Review System
  • SWIB - State Workforce Investment Board
  • SYEP - Summer Youth Employment Program

T

  • TA - Temporary Assistance
  • TA - Trust Account
  • TAMA - Training and Management Analysis
  • TANF - Temporary Assistance to Needy Families
  • TANF-EAF - Temporary Assistance to Needy Families - Emergency Assistance to Families
  • TANF-MOE - Temporary Assistance to Needy Families - Maintenance of Effort
  • TAP - Teenage Parent Day Care
  • TASA - Teenage Services Act
  • TASB - Temporary Assistance Source Book
  • TCSE - Tribal Child Support Enforcement
  • TCF - TANF Contingency Funds
  • TEAP - Transitional Employment Advancement Program (formerly Training and Employment Assistance Pro-gram)
  • TEM - Temporary Form
  • TFP - Thrifty Food Plan
  • THA - Temporary Housing Assistance
  • TIPS - Telephone Interview Processing Services (NYC)
  • Title IV-A - Part of the federal Social Security Act related to block grants for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families
  • Title IV-D - Part of the federal Social Security Act related to the establishment of the Child Support Enforcement Program
  • Title IV-E - Part of the federal Social Security Act related to federal payments for foster care and adoption assistance
  • Title XIX - Part of the federal Social Security Act related to grants to states for Medical Assistance programs
  • Title XX - Social Services Block Grant (Federal funding for services)
  • Title XX Below 200% - TANF Funds transferred to Title XX for families with income below 200% of the federal poverty level (allowed by federal law, state option)
  • TMA - Transitional Medicaid
  • TOP - Transitional Opportunity Programs
  • TOP - Treasury Offset Program
  • TOSS - Technology and Office SharePoint Services
  • TPHI - Third Party Health Insurance
  • TPR - Third Party Resource
  • TRACS - Temporary Assistance to Needy Families Reporting and Control System
  • TSA - Technical Systems Audit (OTDA)
  • TSP - Transitional Supports and Policy

U

  • UIB - Unemployment Insurance Benefits
  • UIFSA - Uniform Interstate Family Support Act
  • URA - Unreimbursed Temporary Assistance
  • UREMP - Unaccompanied Refugee/Entrant Minors Program
  • URESA - Uniform Reciprocal Enforcement of Support Act
  • USCIS - United States Citizenship and Immigration Services
  • USDA - United States Department of Agriculture
  • USPA - United States Public Data Records
  • UTX - Utility Tape Exchange

V

  • VA - Veterans Administration
  • VA - Voluntary Agency
  • VA - Veterans Assistance
  • VAWA - Violence Against Women Act
  • VB - Visual Basic
  • VDV - Victim of Domestic Violence
  • VED - Verified Employment Data
  • VITA - Volunteer Income Tax Assistance
  • VR – Vendor Receivable

W

  • WARD - Work Activities Reporting Database
  • WBT - Web-based Training
  • WCB - Workers Compensation Board
  • WE - Work Exempt
  • WEI - Work Eligible Individual
  • WEP - Work Experience Program
  • WFW - Wheels for Work
  • WIA - Workforce Investment Act
  • WIC - Women, Infants and Children
  • WIOA - Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act
  • WLM - Workload Management
  • WMS - Welfare Management System
  • WPR - Work Participation Rate
  • WRA - Welfare Reform Act of 1997 (NYS)
  • WRAP - Weatherization Referral and Packaging
  • WRM - Worker’s Reference Manual
  • WRR - Worker Recruitment and Retention
  • WRS - Wage Reporting System
  • WRTS - Welfare Reporting and Tracking System
  • WSP - Wage Subsidy Program
  • WSP - Work Supplementation Program
  • WTI - Working Toward Independence
  • WtW - Welfare to Work
  • WtWBG - Welfare to Work Block Grant (Federal)
  • WTWCMS - Welfare to Work Caseload Management System

Y

  • YIP - Youth Internship Program
  • YOP - Youth Opportunity Program
  • YRO - Yonkers Regional Office
  • YWS - Youth Work Skills Program