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ARS's Administrative and Financial Management division (AFM) provides administrative and financial management services for the Research, Education, and Economics (REE) agencies: the Agricultural Research Service (ARS), the Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service (CSREES), the Economic Research Service (ERS), and the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS).

Services:
itemNEW! National AO Training & Leadership Conference 2004 Web site now available ...
itemNEW! T & A Spreadsheet and Survey - Download the 2005 T & A Spreadsheet here.
itemExtramural Agreements - provides administrative management and information related to USDA grants, cooperative agreements and other extramural arrangements  / More...
itemFacilities - provides a variety of building related services to the REE Mission Area. The organization delivers operational support and technical guidance services in the functional areas of engineering project management, architectural-engineering/construction contract management, real property, space management, and safety, health, and environmental management.  / More...
itemFinancial Management  - administers a financial management program within ARS that establishes policy and provides advice and information for financial management  / More...
itemHuman Resources - provides helpful assistance with personnel actions, employee benefits (including retirement), employee relations, and human resources policy and special programs / More...
itemAcquisition & Property - provides information about doing business with the REE agencies (contracting, OSDBU, Solicitations), personal property and procurement / More...

Resources:

itemPolicies and Procedures - a complete listing of policies/directives concerning the REE agencies / More...
itemSMART Center - The Self-Motivated & Administered Reading & Training (SMART) Center is a lending library of self-development resources available to REE employees. / More...
itemJob Listings - links to job opportunities within the entire REE mission area / More...
itemRPES - Research Position Evaluation System (aka PanelLink) / More...
itemInformation Staff Services - We provide these services for ARS research units and other offices: news reporting, public affairs, editing and writing, media relations, exhibit and presentation materials, graphic design, and photography.
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Executive Peak Program - ARS Executive leadership development program

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Digitop - National Agricultural Library's Digital Desktop Library for USDA