ADA Americans with Disabilities Act (Federal Law)
AFL-CIO American Federation of Labor/Congress of Industrial Organizations
AFT American Federation of Teachers
AI/AN American Indian/Alaska Native
AOT Area Organizing Team
API Asian Pacific Islander
AR Association Representative (Sometimes called BR – Building Representative)
ATPE Association of Texas Professional Educators
BAT Building Association Teams
BOD Board of Directors
CB Collective Bargaining
CBE Credentials, Bylaws and Elections Committee
CEG Organizing Center for Executive & Governance (TSTA staff structure)
EI Education International
ESEA Elementary and Secondary Education Act (Federal Law)—NCLB (No Child Left Behind)
ESP Education Support Professionals
ESSA Every Student Succeeds Act
FTE Full Time Equivalent
GIO Governance and Internal Operations
GPS Great Public Schools (NEA’s Initiative for Every Child)
GR Government Relations (sometimes used to mean L&P)
HCR Human and Civil Rights
HIN Health Information Network
HOD House of Delegates
IDEA Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (Federal Law)
LEG Legislative Committee
LGBT Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (Community)
MAC Minority Affairs Committee
MAT Member Advocacy Team
MLT Minority Leadership Training
NBI New Business Item
NCHE National Council for Higher Education
NCSEA National Council of State Education Associations
NCUEA National Council of Urban Education Associations
NEA National Education Association
NEA-AE National Education Association-Aspiring Educators
NEA Fund National Education Association Fund for Children and Public Education
NEA MB National Education Association Member Benefits
NEA-R National Education Association-Retired
NFIE NEA Foundation for the Improvement of Education
NEO New Employee Orientation
NTO New Teacher Orientation
OCALD Organizing Center for Affiliate and Leadership Development (TSTA Staff Structure)
PAC Political Action Committee
PSA Professional Staff Association (TSTA Staff union for professional staff)
PI Professional Issues
PSI Priority Schools Initiative (NEA Program)
PSP Professional Standards and Practice
RAA Read Across America (NEA Program)
RA Representative Assembly
SBEC State Board for Educator Certification
SBOE State Board of Education
TASA Texas Association of School Administrators
TASB Texas Association of School Boards
TASO Texas Associate Staff Organization (TSTA Staff union for associate staff)
TASSP Texas Association of Secondary School Principals
TCTA Texas Classroom Teachers Association
TEA Texas Education Agency
TEC Texas Education Code
TEPSA Texas Elementary Principals and Supervisors Association
TFA Texas Faculty Association (TSTA Higher Education affiliate)
TFT Texas Federation of Teachers
TRS Teacher Retirement System of Texas
TRS CARE Teacher Retirement System Health Insurance Program
TSTA Texas State Teachers Association
TSTA-AE Texas State Teachers Association-Aspiring Educators
TSTA-R Texas State Teachers Association-Retired
UEA United Educators Association
USEDP Unified State Executive Director Program (NEA Program)
ULSP Unified Legal Services Program (NEA Program)
WLT Women’s Leadership Training
WRLC Western Region Leadership Conference