Re: MOU and MOA Herbert B. Chermside (11 Jun 1999 12:51 EST)
Re: MOU and MOA Herbert B. Chermside 11 Jun 1999 12:51 EST
It depends on which language you and the othjer party prefer.
This is NOT sarcastic -- they are effectively the same unless one party is
in an organization which does have a differential definition. The key
thing is that, provided it is signed by a person with contracting authority
for the organization, it meets the fundimentals of a contract:
1) agreement (as specified in the document)
2) between (among) competent parties
2) with consideration (the things done, the promises made, the funds
provided, etc.) flowing both ways.
Sometimes either phrase is used as meaning something less than a contract,
e.g., an agreement between two departments in the organization regarding
who will do what on some project -- but it is the same sense: A and B
agree to do X and Y.
At 01:18 PM 6/11/99 -0500, Gina Lee Glauser wrote:
>Could you explain the difference between the Memorandum of
>Understanding (MOU) vs. Memorandum of Agreement (MOA)?
>When do you use MOU or MOA? Could you give an example for
>Thanks in advance.
> Instructions on how to use the RESADM-L Mailing List, including
> subscription information and a web-searchable archive, are available
> via our web site at http://www.hrinet.org (click on "Listserv Lists")
Herbert B. Chermside, CRA
Director, Sponsored Programs Administration
Virginia Commonwealth University
PO BOX 980568
Richmond, VA 23298-0568
Express Delivery Only:
Sanger Hall, Rm. 1-073
11th & Marshall Streets
Richmond, VA 23219
OFFICE e-mail xxxxxx@VCU.EDU
Personal e-mail email@example.com
Instructions on how to use the RESADM-L Mailing List, including
subscription information and a web-searchable archive, are available
via our web site at http://www.hrinet.org (click on "Listserv Lists")