COPAFS

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COPAFS Quarterly Meeting, Friday, June 6

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NCHS and COPAFS Hosted Webinar: Challenges and Opportunities with NCHS Linked Data Files
Thursday, March 20, 2014
Presentation Slides (pdf, 1302 KB,  posted April 14, 2014)

COPAFS Quarterly, Friday, March 7, 2014
Meeting Summary

President’s 2015 Budget Request -- Implications for Statistical Agencies
(dated March 4, 2014)


Get to Know a Principal Economic Indicator:
U.S. Import and Export Price Indexes

(dated February 25, 2014)


The 2014 Consolidated Appropriations Act: Early Indications of Federal Statistical Agencies’ Budgets 

(dated  January 20, 2014)

 


Past Seminar Information

Federal Committee on Statistical Methodology (FCSM) Research Conference

November 4 - 6, 2013
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Welcome to COPAFS

Founded in 1981, the Council of Professional Associations on Federal Statistics (COPAFS) represents over 300,000 individual researchers, educators, public health professionals, civic groups, and businesses that rely on the quality and accessibility of statistics that can only be effectively collected by the federal government. 

Our goal: Linking you with a thriving statistical system

What COPAFS does:

  • Provides government policy decision makers with information that demonstrates the value of federal statistics and the imperative of a strong federal statistical system.
  • Organizes forums in which federal statisticians and agency representatives interact with the users of their statistics;
  • Conducts independent, third-party evaluations of statistical tools, processes and accessibility options, and prepares white papers;
  • Holds seminars, workshops, and webinars on challenges and opportunities facing groups that rely on federal statistics and those facing the federal agencies that produce them. 
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COPAFS Quarterly Meeting Information

Held at Bureau of Labor Statistics
Postal Square Building
2 Massachusetts Avenue, NE, Washington, DC

 

March 6, 2014

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 Our next meeting will be:

June 6, 2014


2014 Meeting Dates:
 
March 7, 2014
June 6, 2014
September 12, 2014
December 5, 2014

 

COPAFS Information Materials

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Benefits of Membership

  • Assurance that the unique needs of your organization as a federal statistical data user are communicated to the agencies that produce the statistics on which you rely. Data accessibility and standardization are among the topics on which COPAFS stands up for you.
  • Provision of effective informational, educational, and advocacy materials for policy and program decision makers that clearly demonstrate the value of the products produced  by federal statistical agencies.  On your behalf, we help those agencies thrive.
  • A standing invitation to COPAFS’ quarterly meetings where news from federal statistical agencies is relayed and substantive issues are discussed by producers of federal statistics and their users.
  • Management and facilitation of substantive workshops and conferences or third-party evaluation of statistical issues affecting your members.
For Membership, please contact our Executive Director, Kitty Smith at
email address: kitty.smith@copafs.org.