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Glossary of Human Resource Mgmt 11th Ed. Acronyms

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AAP
Affirmative action plan
ADA
Americans with Disabilities Act
ADEA
Age Discrimination in Employment Act
ADR
Alternative dispute resolution
AIDS
Acquired immune deficiency syndrome
BFOQ
Bona fide occupational qualifications
COBRA
Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act
COLA
Cost-of-living allowance or cost-of-living adjustment
DOL
Department of Labor
EAP
Employee assistance program
EEO
Equal employment opportunity
EEOC
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
ERISA
Employee Retirement Income Security Act
ESOP
Employee stock-ownership plan
FASB
Financial Accounting Standards Board
FICA
Federal Insurance Contributions Act
FLSA
Fair Labor Standards Act
FMLA
Family and Medical Leave Act
FSA
Flexible spending account
HIPAA
Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act
HIV
Human immunodeficiency virus
HMO
Health maintenance organization
HR
Human resources
HRIS
Human resource information system
HRM
Human resource management
IRA
Individual retirement account
MBO
Management by objectives
MSDS
Material Safety Data Sheet
NLRA
National Labor Relations Act
NLRB
National Labor Relations Board
OD
Organizational development
OFCCP
Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs
OJT
On-the-job training
OSHA
Occupational Safety and Health Act/Administration
OWBPA
Older Workers Benefit Protection Act
PPO
Preferred provider organization
TQM
Total quality management
USERRA
Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act
WARN
Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act

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