All A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W Y Acronyms

  • Maintain Quality
    Implement quality control systems and practices to ensure quality products and services.
  • Maintaining Logs
    Keeps logs, records and files that are up-to-date and readily accessible. Updates logs, files and records, noting important changes in status.
  • Maintains A Positive Attitude
    Projects a professional image of oneself and the organization; demonstrates a positive attitude towards work; takes pride in one’s work and the work of the organization.
  • Maintains Open Relationships
    Maintains open lines of communication with others. Encourages others to approach them with problems and successes. Establishes a high degree of trust and credibility with others.
  • Managerial Informing
    Develops strategic plans for making a wide array of resources available. Ensures that knowledge of​ those resources is spread throughout organization.
  • Market Knowledge
    Understands basic economic concepts. Understands market trends in the industry and the company’s position in the market. Knows who the company’s primary competitors are, and stays current on organizational strategies to maintain competitiveness.
  • Marketing/Community Outreach

    ​Efforts using an organizations informational materials or Illinois workNet marketing materials aimed at informing individuals and businesses about the Illinois workNet Portal and encouraging use of the Portal.

  • Mathematics Application
    Performs basic math computations accurately. Translates practical problems into useful mathematical expressions and uses appropriate mathematical formulas and techniques. Use statistics to monitor processes and quality of performance. Use mathematical reasoning to solve word problems. Use algebra - based formulas. Perform job-specific math operations.
  • Measurable
    Able to be measured: capable of being measured or perceived (Encarta World English Dictionary).
  • Measurement and Estimation
    Takes measurements of time, temperature, distances, length, width, height, perimeter, area, volume, weight, velocity, and speed. Uses and reports measurements correctly. Converts from one measurement to another (e.g., from English to metric).
  • Measuring Progress
    Measures progress against timelines set for performance of tasks. Asks questions of subordinates and team members to check for problems in work processes. Encourages subordinates and team members to report problems and mistakes by creating a non-threatening environment for discussion of problems.
  • Mechanics
    Uses standard syntax and sentence structure; uses correct spelling, punctuation, and capitalization; uses appropriate grammar (e.g., correct tense, subject-verb agreement, no missing words).
  • Medicaid
    A federal and state funded program that provides access to health care services to individuals who fall into specified categories. Medicaid will usually pays for medications, lab tests, and nursing home services if the individual qualifies for the program.
  • Medicare
    A federal program that provides health insurance for people over 65 and many people under 65 who have a disability. If you receive Social Security Disability Insurance benefits, you will be eligible to receive Medicare after a two-year-and-five-month waiting period.
  • Medicare Savings Program (MSP)
    The Medicare Savings Program helps with the costs of Medicare for eligible individuals. MSP consists of three federal programs: Qualified Medicare Beneficiaries (QMB), Specified Low-Income Medicare Beneficiaries (SLIB), and Qualified Individuals (QI-1). You must have Medicare Part A to be eligible and meet the income and asset standards of the program. The income and asset standards change each year based on federal law.
  • Mental Agility
    Identifies connections between issues. Quickly understands, orients to, and learns new assignments. Shifts gears and changes direction when working on multiple projects or issues.
  • Metropolitan Statistical Area
    County or group of counties that has at least one urbanized area of 50,000 or more population, plus adjacent territory that has a high degree of social and economic integration with the core as measured by commuting ties. Citation
  • Microsoft Edge Browser Bug

    There is currently a bug affecting users running a newer version of Microsoft's Edge Browser. This bug forces users to log into Illinois workNet when they click on a link to view any Office document file (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.). Until this issue has been resolved by Microsoft, affected users can download the file via an alternate browser (Chrome, Firefox, Safari, etc.) or do the following to download via Edge.

    1. Right click on the file.

    2. Click "Save link as".

    3. Download the file to your computer.

    This will allow you to view the file without logging into Illinois workNet.

  • Microsoft Office Courses
    Self-paced online courses that train individuals specifically in Microsoft Office software to increase their technology skills.
  • Minor
    An individual under 18 years old.
  • Minorities

    ​The federal definition of minorities includes:

    • American Indian or Alaska Native
    • Asian
    • Black or African-American
    • Hispanic or Latino
    • Native Hawaiian or other Pacific islander
  • Moms & Babies
    This program covers health care for women while they are pregnant and for 60 days after the baby is born. Moms & Babies covers both outpatient health care and inpatient hospital care, including delivery.
  • Monitoring
    Develops strategic plans to anticipate future resource needs, and accurately identifies, tracks and prioritizes existing resource needs. Monitors resource availability and makes contingency plans to ensure the availability of adequate resources in the event of unforeseen circumstances.
  • Monitors
    Monitors accomplishment of delegated tasks, and provides constructive, timely feedback. Provides support and assistance for goal accomplishment, and makes mistakes a learning experience.
  • MSA
    County or group of counties that has at least one urbanized area of 50,000 or more population, plus adjacent territory that has a high degree of social and economic integration with the core as measured by commuting ties. Citation