Linking Federal Data on Agriculture Workshop
Friday, October 2, 2015

Project Page:   Here 

COPAFS Quarterly Meeting
Friday, September 18, 2015

Agenda:   Here 

2015 FCSM Research Conference
December 1 - 3, 2015

Registration Now Open 

Advance Program: click Here to open the pdf

Registration Information: click Here for registration details 

To register, click Here (this will go to the RegOnline website)


Past Seminar Information

2014 Federal Committee on Statistical Methodology (FCSM) Policy Seminar

December 15-16, 2014
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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

  Our next meeting will be:

December 11, 2015

2015 Quarterly Meeting Dates:
  • Friday, March 6, 2015
  • Friday, June 5, 2015
  • Friday, Sept 18, 2015
  • Friday, Dec 11, 2015
2016 Quarterly Meeting Dates:
  • Friday, March 4, 2016
  • Friday, June 3, 2016
  • Friday, Sept 16, 2016
  • Friday, Dec 2, 2016
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COPAFS Information Materials

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Materials updated August 18, 2015

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
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