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Welcome to NPACOP's Online Quick Reference Guide! Individual chapters are listed below. Click on the chapter you want to see. All files are available for download and print for your own hard copy of the NPACOP Quick Reference Guide.

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Quick Reference Guide:

 Chapter 1

 

 Organization of USDA, REE, and ARS

 Chapter 2

 

 Acronyms

 Chapter 3

 

 ASSET MANAGEMENT

 

 

 Security

 Chapter 4

 

 BUDGET/FINANCE

 

 

 Annual Resource Management Plan

 Chapter 5

 

 CONTRACTING/ACQUISITION

 

 

 Procurement

 Chapter 6

 

COMMUNICATIONS 

 

 

 Congressional Inquiries

 

 

 Correspondence

 

 

 Freedom of Information Act and Privacy Act

 

 

 Media Contacts and Public Relations

 

 

 Records Management

 

 

 Reminder Calendar

 

 

 Weekly Activity Reports

 Chapter 7

 

 INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

 

 

 Electronic Resources/Information Systems

 

 

 Telephones and Telecommunications

 Chapter 8

 

 PERSONNEL

 

 

 Awards Information Form

 

 

 Foreign Visitors

 

 

 Human Resources

 

 

 Research Position Evaluation System (RPES)

 

 

 Time and Attendance/Leave

 Chapter 9

 

 OUTREACH/DIVERSITY/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY - CIVIL RIGHTS

 

 

 Ethics

 

 

 ODEO: Outreach, Diversity, and Equal Opportunity (Formerly Civil Rights)

 Chapter 10

 

 RESEARCH PROJECT DOCUMENTATION

 

 

 Agricultural Research Information System (ARIS)

 

 

 Manuscripts

 

 

 Office of Scientific Quality Reviews

 

 

 Program Agreements

 Chapter 11

 

 PERSONAL PROPERTY

 

 

 Property

 Chapter 12

 

 SAFETY

 

 

 Safety, Health, and Environmental Management

 Chapter 13

 

 TECH TRANSFER

 

 

 Patents and Technology Transfer

 Chapter 14

 

 TRAVEL

 

 

 Travel

  Acknowledgements (.pdf)

 


Last Modified: 9/15/2014
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