HR acronyms and abbreviations you need to know

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The many abbreviations and acronyms used by HR professionals can make it hard for people to understand and navigate HR conversations and challenges. This comprehensive list of the most common HR acronyms and human resources abbreviations can help you find your way.


AA: Affirmative Action or Adverse Action

AAP: Affirmative Action Plan

AAR: After Action Review

AARP: American Association of Retired Persons

AASCU: American Association of State Colleges and Universities

ABM: Activities-Based Management

ACA: The Affordable Care Act

AD&D: Accidental Death and Dismemberment

ADA: The Americans with Disabilities Act

ADAAA: Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act


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