Policy Directory by Glossary Terms

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Major Capital Projects Program

The rolling ten year capital project plan, updated every two years and approved by the Board of Visitors.

Major Disaster

An official status declared by the President of the United States when he deems that federal assistance is needed under the Strafford Act (P.L. 93-288 as amended) to supplement state, local, and other resources to deal with the effects of a variety of natural or man-made catastrophic events.

Management Agreement

The agreement between the University and the Commonwealth required by Subsection D of §23.1-1004 of the Restructuring Act.

Management Plan

For this policy, an action plan to address a financial conflict of interest, which can include reducing or eliminating the financial conflict of interest, to ensure, to the extent possible, that the design, conduct, and reporting of research will be free from bias.

Manager

The individual employed by the University of Virginia to whom another University employee, Foundation Employee, or other non-affiliated person (e.g., visiting scholar, contractor, consultant, etc.) directly reports.

Managerial & Professional Staff Employee (M&P)

University staff employees who manage a division or subdivision of a major academic or administrative unit and/or exercise significant knowledge, discretion and independent judgment gained through advanced education or experience. This category includes coaches, other than Head or Associate Head Coaches/Coordinators, on individually negotiated contracts. M&P Staff are typically exempt employees under the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), and therefore not subject to the FLSA provisions governing the payment of overtime.

Mandated Reporters

Those persons who, in their professional or official capacity, are required to report instances of suspected child abuse and neglect to Social Services.

Man–made Disaster

An event caused by the action of one or more persons that imperils life and property and produces danger or the imminent threat of danger through exposure to biological, chemical, or radiological hazards, as defined in Va. Code §44-146.16. Examples include large spills resulting from transportation or industrial accidents, and effects of terrorist acts. Some man-made disasters may also be called technological disasters.

Marketable Security

Any security, stock, debenture, share or other interest capable of being sold in a liquid market or readily converted to cash.

Market–Based Pay Ranges

A salary range for a UVa Job Title, based on market pay survey information from reliable primary and/or third party sources. This data reflects salary levels for similarly situated positions in the talent pool from which the University recruits its employees. Each range has a lower reference, a competitive range, and an upper reference.

Mass Electronic Mailing

Either (1) a single electronic mailing received by 1,000 or more email addresses; or (2) multiple electronic mailings of the same content received by a total of 1,000 or more email addresses.

Mass Transit Standards

A passenger transportation system in which the vehicle capacity for transporting passengers is greater than 18 passengers with a passenger count of 30 passengers per hour or more.

Master Key

By distinction of its unique “cut,” this is a key capable of unlocking multiple uniquely pinned locks, therefore performing as multiple keys.

Maximum Permissible Exposure (MPE)

The level of laser radiation to which a person may be exposed without hazardous effect or adverse biological changes in the eye or skin.

Medical Center Employees

Individuals employed by the University of Virginia Medical Center in any capacity.

Merit Increases

Base pay adjustments which vary based upon an employee’s overall performance contribution, as measured by the annual performance evaluation. If an employee’s base pay is at or above the upper reference for the pay range, the merit amount may be provided as a one-time payment, rather than as a base pay adjustment.

Messenger Mail
Mail/Correspondence sent out by UVa departments for delivery to addresses within the University system.
Micro Business

Certified small business that has no more than 25 employees and no more than $3 million in average annual revenue over the three-year period prior to their certification.

Minor Children

Children under the age of 18.

Minority Individual

An individual who is a citizen of the United States or a legal resident alien and who satisfies one or more of the following definitions:

Minority-owned Business Enterprise

A business that is at least 51 percent owned by one or more minority individuals who are U.S. citizens or legal resident aliens, or in the case of a corporation, partnership, or limited liability company or other entity, at least 51 percent of the equity ownership interest in the corporation, partnership, or limited liability company or other entity is owned by one or more minority individuals who are U.S. citizens or legal resident aliens, and both the management and daily business operations are controlled by one or more minority individuals, or any historically black college or university, regardless of the percentage ownership by minority individuals or, in the case of a corporation, partnership, or limited liability company or other entity, the equity ownership interest in the corporation, partnership, or limited liability company or other entity.

Model Aircraft

An unmanned aircraft that is: (1) capable of sustained flight in the atmosphere; (2) flown within visual line of sight of the person operating the aircraft; and (3) flown for hobby or recreational purposes.

Modified Total Direct Costs (MTDC)

All direct salaries and wages, applicable fringe benefits, materials and supplies, services, travel, and up to the first $25,000 of each subaward (regardless of the period of performance of the subawards under the award). MTDC excludes equipment, capital expenditures, charges for patient care, rental costs, tuition remission, scholarships and fellowships, participant support costs, and the portion of each subaward in excess of $25,000.

Monetary Awards
  • Those paid by any negotiable instrument (cash, check, money order and direct deposit);
  • Any item that can be readily converted to cash, such as savings bonds or refundable gift certificates; or
  • Gift cards/certificates for any amount.
Movable Capital Equipment (Capital Equipment)

Equipment that meets ALL the University’s criteria for asset capitalization:

  1. A minimum cost of $5,000 upon acquisition or completion of a fabricated asset;
  2. A useful life of greater than one year;
  3. The equipment is titled to the University;
  4. The equipment functions either as a standalone item or as an integral part of a larger University-fabricated system; and
  5. The equipment is not stationary or otherwise affixed to a building.
Moving

Actions to change a place of primary or permanent residence.

Moving Agreement

An agreement to repay moving expenses if the employee remains in the employment of the University from the first day in the new position until twelve (12) months thereafter, or as specified in the Moving Agreement. The agreement must be signed prior to an employee receiving any reimbursement.

Moving Expenses

Expenditures for transporting the employee, family, household goods and personal effects from the former residence to the new residence.

mSv/mrem

Units used to express a quantity of radiation dose.

Musculoskeletal Conditions

Circumstances that cause muscle aches and pains usually due to working in awkward positions.