ABC – Alcoholic Beverage Control

ABYAC - Alvin Bandy York Administrative Complex

ABES - Anthony Burns Elementary School

ACH - Automated Clearing House

ADA – Americans with Disabilities Act

ADAPT - Application Benefit Delivery Automation Project

AED - Automated external defibrillator

AFDC – Aid to Families with Dependent Children

AGWMS - A. G. Wright Middle School

ALS – Advanced Life Support

ANR – Agriculture and Natural Resources

APA – Auditor of Public Accounts which is a comparative cost report

APC – Annual Population Change (%)

ARRA – American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009

AVR – Assessed Value of Real Estate

B.E.S.T. (Values) Balance, Empowerment, Service, Teamwork

BLS – Basic Life Support

BPHS – Brooke Point High School

BOS – Board of Supervisors

BPOL – Business, Professional and Occupational License

BRAC – Defense Base Closure and Realignment Commission

BUR- Built up Roof

CAD – Computer Aided Dispatch

CAFR – Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, which shows the status of Stafford’s finances on the basis of GAAP.

CC – Circuit Court

CES – Conway Elementary School

CFHS – Colonial Forge High School

CHINS – Child in Need of Service

CIP – Capital Improvement Program

COBRA – Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act

COG - Council of Governments

COL – Cost of Living

COR – Commissioner of the Revenue

CPI-U – Consumer Price Index – All urban Consumers

CPR – Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation

CPS – Child Protective Services

CPSE – Center for Public Safety Excellence

CR - Community Recreation

CRR – Collection Rate Real Estate

CRS – Community Rating Services

C3E - Community Cardiac Care Effort (C3E)

CSA – Community Services Act

CY – Calendar Year

DARE - Drug Awareness Resistance Education

DSMS – Dixon-Smith Middle School

DMV – Division of Motor Vehicles

DSS – Department of Social Services

DUI – Driving while Intoxicated

EAP - Employee Assistant Program

EBT – Electronic Benefits Transfer

ECC – Emergency Communications Center

EDMS – Edward E. Drew Middle School

EMD - Emergency Management Division

EDU – Equivalent Dwelling Unit

EMS – Emergency Management Systems

EMT – Emergency Medical Technician.

EOC – Emergency Operation Center

EPA- Environmental Protection Agency

EVOC – Emergency Vehicle Operator

FCS – Family and Consumer Sciences

FAMPO – Fredericksburg Area Metropolitan Planning Organization

FAPT – Family Assessment and Planning Team

FEMA – Federal Emergency Management Agency

FES – Falmouth Elementary School

FFES – Ferry Farms Elementary School

FLSA – Fair Labor Standards Act

FMLA – Family Medical Leave Act

FOIA – Freedom of Information Act

FRA – Fredericksburg Regional Alliance

FRED – Fredericksburg Regional Transit

FT – Full-time

FTE – Full-time equivalent position, 2080 hours, including holidays

FY – Fiscal Year

GAAP – Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (uniform minimum standards for financial accounting and recording, encompassing the conventions, rules and procedures that define accepted accounting principles).

GASB – Governmental Accounting Standards Board.

GDC – General District Court

GES – Garrisonville Elementary School

GFOA – Government Finance Officers Association.

GIS (Geographic Information System) – It is an electronic library containing information about the land, its inhabitants, its physical condition, resources and legal status. It is a library that consists of information that can be used to conduct research through the collection, sorting and reordering of descriptive and pictorial information. GIS can provide information, such as maps and data reports, to help make land-use decisions.

GMC – Gari Melchers Center

GMS - T. Benton Gayle Middle School

GO – General Obligation

GVES – Grafton Village Elementary School

GWRC – George Washington Regional Commission

HES – Hartwood Elementary School

HHPMS – H.H. Poole Middle School

HOES – Hampton Oaks Elementary School

HPOF – Historic Port of Falmouth

HTE – County’s Financial System

HVAC- Heating, Ventilating and Air Conditioning

IBNR - Incurred but not reported

IDA – Industrial Development Authority

ISO – Insurance Services Office

IT – Information Technology

J&DR – Juvenile & Domestic Relations Court

KWBES – Kate Waller Barrett Elementary School

LEAD – Leading, Educating, and Developing (professional development for local government leaders and managers

LGIP – Local Government Investment Pool

LODD - Line of Duty Death Benefit

LIP – Land Information and Permitting System

LOC – Letter of Credit

LOSAP - Length of Service Award Program

LUP – Land Use Plan

MBES – Margaret Brent Elementary School

MES – Anne Moncure Elementary School

MG – Master Gardener

MGD – millions gallons per day

MS4 - Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System

MVHS – Mountain View High School

NACO – National Association of Counties

NIMS - National Incident Management System

NSF - Non-Sufficient Funds

NSHS – North Stafford High School

NPDES - National Pollution Discharge Elimination System Permit

NVRC - Northern Virginia Regional Commission

OCS – Officer Candidate School

O & M- Operating and Maintenance

OAIS - On-line Applicant Status and Information System

OSC – Oversite Committee

OSHA – Occupational Safety and Hazardous Act

OPEB - Other Post-Employment Benefits

PC – Population Change

PDR – Purchase of Development Rights

PE - Preliminary Engineering

PP – Personal Property

PPE - Personal Protection Equipment.

PPTA - Public-Private Transportation Act

PPTRA (Personal Property Tax Relief Act) – Established in 1998 to eliminate the tax on personal property that localities levy through state funding. The program is to be phased in over a five-year time frame.

PRCF – Parks, Recreation and Community Facilities

PRES – Park Ridge Elementary School

PRO – Positive Results of Operations

PRTC – Potomac Rappahannock Transportation Commission

PSCI- Public Safety Interoperable Communications (PSIC) Grant Program

PT – Part Time

PTA – Parent Teacher Association

PTAB – Public Transportation Advisory Board

PRTC - Potomac Rappahannock Transportation Commission (PRTC),

RRBC - Rappahannock River Basin Commission

RE – Real Estate

REMS – Rappahannock Emergency Medical Service Council

RES – Rockhill Elementary School

RRES – Rocky Run Elementary School

RFP – Request for Proposal

RRJA – Rappahannock Regional Jail Authority

RRJF – Rappahannock Regional Jail Facility

RSR – Revenue Stabilization Reserve

RTMS – Rodney E. Thompson Middle School

SAN – Storage Area Network

SASA – Stafford Area Soccer Association

SCHMS - Shirley C. Heim Middle School

SCTS- Stafford Career and Technology Center

SEI – Senior Executive Institute

SES – Stafford Elementary School

SFSF – State Fiscal Stabilization Fund

SHS - Stafford High School

SMS - Stafford Middle School

SNAP - Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (Food stamp program)

Sq. Ft. – Square Foot/Square Feet

SRO – School Resource Officer

SWM - Storm Water Management

TANF – Temporary Aid to Needy Families

TAPP – Treasurer’s Automated Prepayment Plan

TMDL - Total Maximum Daily Load

TDR – Transfer of Development Rights

TRC – Technical Review Committee

TRE – Tax Relief for the Elderly

UMW – University of Mary Washington

USDA-ARS – U. S. Department of Agriculture-Agriculture Research Service

UVA – University of Virginia

VACO – Virginia Association of Counties

VDOT – Virginia Department of Transportation

VEC – Virginia Employment Commission

VGFOA – Virginia Government Finance Officers Association.

VHDA – Virginia Housing Development Authority

VIEW – Virginia Initiative for Employment not Welfare program, that requires many recipients to find a job and work towards self-sufficiency.

VIP – Virginia Independence Program

VOIP – Voice over Internet Protocol

VML – Virginia Municipal League

VPSA – Virginia Public School Authority was created by the General Assembly of Virginia in 1962 for the purpose of supplementing the existing method of capital programs for public schools in the counties, cities and towns of the Commonwealth.

VRA – Virginia Resources Authority

VRE – Virginia Railway Express

VRS – Virginia Retirement System

VPSA – Virginia Public School Authority

WCES – Winding Creek Elementary School

WIP – Watershed Implementation Plans

WTP – Water Treatment Plant

YMCA – Young Men’s Christian Association

WWTF – Wastewater Treatment Facility

WQIF – Water Quality Improvement Fund