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ACCRUAL BASIS OF ACCOUNTING. Recognizes revenues in the period earned and recognizes cost in the period incurred, regardless of when payment is received or made. (DOE 2100.1A, GLOSSARY OF FINANCIAL TERMS, of 10-23-81.)
ACCRUED COST. Accrued cost is the value (purchase price) of goods and serve ices used or consumed within a given period of time, regardless of when ordered, received, or paid for.
ACCRUED EXPENDITURES. Accrued expenditures are the charges incurred by the
ACTIVITY. An effort or operation which is conducted over a period of time and results in the accomplishment of a unit of work.
APPLIED COST. The value (purchase price) of goods and services used, con-
BASELINE. A quantitative expression of projected costs, schedule, or technical progress to serve as a base or standard for measurement during the performance of an effort; the established plan against which the status of resources and the progress of a project can be measured.
7. BUDGET PERIOD. The interval of time, specified in the award, into which a
project is divided for budgeting and funding purposes. (10 CFR 600.)
CEILING. The negotiated or stated limit applicable to obligations and costs which are set by legislation or arrangement and cannot be exceeded. (DOE 2100.1A.)
COST VARIANCE. The difference between the planned cost and the actual cost Tor work performed. It indicates whether costs are being accrued as planned. On the "Federal Assistance Program/Project Status Report," the cost variance is the difference between planned and actual costs for a specified period of time.
DIRECT CUST. For the purpose of this Order, direct cost means any cost that can be specifically identified with a particular project or activity, including salaries, travel, equipment, and supplies directly benefitting the project or activity. (10 CFR 600.)
FEDERAL ASSISTANCE SOLICITATION. A solicitation is a formal written invitation by DOE for interested organizations or individuals to submit applications for a specified project, effort or objective, by a stated common due date. As used in this Order it includes the following:
a. Program regulation;
12. INDIRECT COST. Indirect costs are those incurred for a common or joint purpose
benefiting more than one cost objective, and not readily assignable to the cost objectives specifically benefited, without effort disproportionate to the results achieved. (OMB Circular A-87.)
INTERMEDIATE EVENTS. Detailed events which are necessary for and lead to the completion of a milestone. An intermediate event signals completion of a subtask crucial to the milestone effort.
14. MILESTONE. An important or critical event that must occur in order to achieve
the project objective(s).
OBJECTIVE. A general, comprehensive statement of a desired end. From this statement specific goals can be generated.
PROGRAM. An organized set of activities directed toward a common purpose, objective, or goal undertaken or proposed by DOE in order to carry out responsibilities assigned to it. It is characterized by a plan of action designed to accomplish a definite objective.
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17. PROGRAM/PROJECT MANAGER. An official in the program division or field organi
zation who has been assigned responsibility for accomplishing a specific set
18. PROJECT. For the purpose of this Order a project means the set of activities
described in an application, State plan, or other document that is approved
19. RECIPIENT. An inclusive term for all agencies, governments, other oryan
izations, and individuals receiving Federal assistance in the form of grants or cooperative agreements from DOE.
20. TASK. Any definable unit of work. It must have an identifiable start and
ending and usually produces some recognizable result.
WORK BREAKDOWN STRUCTURE (WBS). A product oriented task hierarchy of all
WORK BREAKDOWN STRUCTURE ELEMENT. Any of the individual items or entries in the WBS hierarchy, regardless of level.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
CHAPTER 1. INTRODUCTION
1. System Features.....
Standard Forms and Procedures....
Flexible Reporting Methods and Applications..................
9. Formal Problem Identification... 2. How the Uniform Reporting System Works..
Figure 1-1 Relationship of System Components. 3 Key Definitions..
a. Federal Assistance............
C. Cooperative Agreement..
Baseline Plans..... b. Status Reports...
C. Technical Information Reports... 7. Other Information...
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How to Select Plans and Reports....
Figure II-l Frequency Codes for Submittal of Reports.
Figure 11-2 Selection Guides for Plans and Reports.
Figure 11-3 Example Federal Assistance Reporting Checklist
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