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ICC
Stands for Independent Contractor Checklist.

The Independent Contractor Checklist was designed based on IRS defined characteristics to help determine whether the individual can be classified as an independent contractor.
Imaging agent (toner)
Typically used for large format printing.
Imposition
Arrangement of pages in a press form to ensure the correct order after the printed sheet is folded and trimmed
Imprest Fund on Deposit
An Imprest Fund on Deposit is a checking account used to reimburse employees for expenses such as travel and to pay other expenses that do not have to go through Procurement Services. An Imprest Fund on Deposit is very limited in use and must be approved and established by Treasury & Cash Management.
In-Kind Contribution
The value of non-cash contributions provided by non-Federal third parties. Third party in-kind contributions may be in the form of real property, equipment, supplies and other expendable property, and the value of goods and services directly benefiting and specifically identifiable to the project or program.
Indirect Costs
A cost which is not directly identified to departments benefiting from the cost.
In reference to Research: Research related costs not directly attributable to a specific project but incurred for the general support and management of research. Examples are research costs associated with utilities, plant operations, general administration, depreciation, etc.
Info Subtype
Some Infotypes contain Info Subtypes as well, which further identify types of data related to an Infotype. For example, there are various Info Subtypes for the Address Infotype, to show the different addresses related to an employee, such as campus, permanent home, check, etc. The Education Infotype has ninety-eight Info Subtypes to show the highest level of education an employee might have achieved.
Infotype
An Infotype (Information Type) is a four digit number which identifies a screen of related data elements grouped according to content and effective date.

Some examples of Infotypes are:

Actions (0000)
Contains a summary of all the actions regarding HR and Payroll that have occurred for an employee, including dates, descriptions, etc.

Organizational Assignment (0001)
Contains organizational information, including the position number for the employee.

Personnel Data (0002)
Contains personnel data for an employee, such as date of birth and social security number

Address (0006)
Contains various screens (see below) with different types of addresses related to the employee, such as the permanent home address, the campus address, and the check address.

Basic Pay (0008)
Contains the current rate of pay information, as well as a history of past rates of pays and effective dates.

Education (0022)
Contains the most current education level available for the employee.

Date Specifications (0041)
Contains the continuous service date for an employee, as well as other dates regarding rate changes, position changes, etc.
Some Infotypes contain Info Subtypes as well, which further identify types of data related to an Infotype. For example, there are various Info Subtypes for the Address Infotype, to show the different addresses related to an employee, such as campus, permanent home, check, etc. The Education Infotype has ninety-eight Info Subtypes to show the highest level of education an employee might have achieved.
Ink
A fluid comprising solving and oils (called a "medium" or "vehicle") in which a finely ground pigment of plant dyes, minerals, or synthetic dyes is suspended to provide color. The re are many different types of inks for the various printing processes.
Ink - (Gloss ink)
Printing ink usually containing varnish or synthetic resin base and drying oils -- ink dries quickly, and does not penetrate far into the paper and is normally used on coated and low-absorbency papers
Ink - (Opaque ink)
Ink that is not transparent and does not allow the paper to show through
Ink transparency
The degree to which substrate/paper will show through a printed ink