An agreement between sovereigns (tribes and states) similar to a treaty. Tribal/state Class III compact deals with sovereign powers (such as application of laws, jurisdiction and enforcement of laws) of the parties to the compact.
a set of working principles and a framework for developing better practice between statutory agencies (which includes Primary Care Trusts and Health Authorities as well as local, regional and national government) and the Voluntary and Community Sector
A term being used by the Government meaning reaching an agreement with the voluntary and community sector on a broad set of principles that will underpin the way every government department or agency will work with voluntary and community organisations.
Agreement between the Government and the Voluntary and Community Sector (VCS) made in 1998. It is designed to improve their relationship for mutual advantage. Within the Compact are 5 Codes of Practice relating to the following areas: Black & Minority Ethnic (BME) Voluntary & Community Groups (2001) Community Groups (July 2003) Consultation & Policy Appraisal (2000) Funding (2000) Volunteering (2001) There are also some Local Compacts, which are agreements at a local level between the VCS sector, councils and other local public bodies.
An agreement between a public sector body and the voluntary sector. Following the development of a national compact, local authorities, health authorities and other public sector agencies are developing local compacts stating how they will work in partnership with voluntary sector groups. The national compact that looks specifically at partnership with Black and Ethnic Minority Groups includes an Appendix on Faith Groups.
The Compact was published in 1998. It is a framework for partnership between Government and the voluntary and community sector, for mutual advantage. An important principle in the Compact is the independence of the sector and its right to campaign. The Compact is supported by five Codes of Good Practice in which Government and the sector commit to particular actions. For example, in the Consultation and Policy Appraisal Code, Government has pledged to allow a minimum of twelve weeks wherever possible in consultation, and the sector has pledged to ensure that the views of women and minority and socially excluded groups are included in their response. There are also Local Compact Guidelines to inform partnership working between voluntary and community sector organisations and local bodies such as local authorities, primary care trusts and local learning and skills councils.
An understanding between government (national or local) and the voluntary sector (in the guise of its representative bodies or via wider consultation) on how relations between the two should be conducted (e.g. funding doesnt prevent organisations from expressing views on policies). See Sector Development/Policy for links to national agreements.
The voluntary and community sector's written agreement with the government (or local public bodies) which has undertakings on both sides, shared principles and values such as recognising the sector's independence, and mechanisms for making it work.
Default forum format that will show a brief view of message heirarchy (showing placement of messages and replies). Compact displays show only the Author, Subject, and Date, and a user must select a post to view the actual message.
A compact newspaper is a British term referring to a broadsheet-quality newspaper printed in a tabloid format. The term came into use in its current form when The Independent began producing a smaller format edition for London's commuters, designed to be easier to read on the train/tube/bus.
small, neat, easy to fit into a small space; as a verb, to compress something Compact devises like 3G mobile phones have made a big impact on life at home and work. They tried to compact the metal dust into a solid product. compactly (adv), compactness (n)
Form or form container: depending on end-use convenience and the required makeup results, powders - colored or otherwise - may be compacted, i.e. made solid through compression and so presented in a compact case.
A small-scale refrigerator with an average capacity of 1.70-2.40 cubic feet. They are commonly used in dormitory rooms and offices, as well as secondary units in homes for wine, sodas or snacks. Most units have small freezer sections, but don't generally keep a zero temperature and require manual defrosting.
a group of two or more states formed to dispose of low-level radioactive waste on a regional basis. The Low-Level Radioactive Waste Policy Act of 1980 encouraged states to form compacts to ensure continuing low-level waste disposal capacity. As of December 2000, forty-four states have formed ten compacts. No compact has successfully sited and constructed a disposal facility. [ Click "BackButton" for previous location
A contract between states of the union, entered into with the consent of the national government, and in water, defining the relative rights of two or more states on an interstate stream to use the waters of that stream.