Agencies


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Encyclopedia.

Agencies

Agency Bond

A debt obligation owed by an agency of the U.S. Government. While similar to a Treasury security, agency bonds are issued by a particular agency of the federal government, rather than the federal government itself. These agencies include Ginnie Mae, the Federal Farm Credit Bank, and the U.S. Postal Service. With the exceptions of the Postal Service and the Tennessee Valley Authority, all these obligations are guaranteed by the U.S. Government. They offer higher interest rates than Treasury securities. They are less formally called agencies.
References in periodicals archive ?
The law also requires such governmental agencies to designate a person who generally may be the only staff member contacted relative to a particular procurement during the restricted period.
Research on service learning has demonstrated positive impacts on both students and community agencies.
Agencies do not usually give underwriters too many second chances on quality business, and then a cycle begins.
Industries, businesses, government agencies, and private households all benefit from a healthy and well-protected technological environment.
FROM: Joanne Wilson Commissioner SUBJECT: Consumer Organizations: Important Resources for VR Agencies
Each document is stored as a digital file in a central repository and can be transferred as electronic copies to the state agencies that process claims or over the Internet in encrypted form to outside medical experts.
Moreover, the agencies had received an increasing number of questions and concerns about the new system from banks, industry trade associations, software vendors, and other stakeholders.
In submitting data to the national UCR Program, law enforcement agencies count one offense for each victim of crimes against persons.
A look back at the brief history of LC on the Internet provides an example on a large scale of what many other government agencies have done.
USIECR was charged by Congress with assisting parties in resolving environmental conflicts that involve federal agencies or interests.
NEPA's two components, 'sunshine' and 'reflection,' open agency decisions up to the public and force agencies to analyze significant environmental impacts before they act.

Full browser ?