COPAFS

 Information:

COPAFS One-Pager

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Friends of the Bureau of Labor Statistics

Information Page:  Here 

Letter to Secretary Acosta in Support of BLS, August 18, 2017: Here

Letter to Congressional Appropriations Leadership in Support of FY2018 BLS Budget, July 31, 2017: Here

Erica Groshen Wall Street Journal Op-Ed April 20, 2017: Here

Letter from former BLS Commissioners on S.J. Res 276 dated March 19, 2017: Here

Letter Requesting Erica Groshen Reappointment dated October 11, 2016:  
Here

Letter Regarding 2017 BLS Funding dated March 7, 2016:  

Senate Here House Here 

Letter Regarding BLS Appropriations dated November 5, 2015:  Here

Comment on Notice Regarding the BLS IPP Index dated July 8, 2015:  Here

Letter Regarding BLS Appropriations dated June 24, 2015:  Here

Letter Regarding BLS Appropriations dated April 2, 2015:  Here

Letter to Secretary Perez dated February 24, 2015:  Here

Agenda for July 10, 2014 Friends of BLS Meeting:  Here

July 10, 2014 Friends of BLS Meeting Notes:  Here

Briefing Notes:  The BLS Funding Situation, dated April 2014:  Here


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2017

 

Letter to Congressional Leadership in Support of Commission on Evidence Based Policymaking Report, September 19, 2017
 (pdf, 42 KB )

Letter to OMB in Support of Commission on Evidence-Based Policymaking Report, September 19, 2017

 (pdf, 41 KB )

Letter to Congressional Leadership in Support of the FY2018 Budget for BEA, August 18, 2017
 (pdf, 22 KB )

Letter to Congressional Leadership in Support of ERS and NASS FY2017 and FY 2018 Budgets, August 7, 2017
 (pdf, 42 KB )

Letter in Support of Bureau of Transportation Statistics, June 2, 2017
 (pdf, 32 KB )

Letter in Support of Federal Agency Budgets, March 16, 2017
 (pdf, 834 KB )


2016-2017 Budget Authority and Proposed 2018 Budget For Prinicpal Statistical Agencies
  
 (updated July 26, 2017, pdf, 254 KB )

2015-2017 Budget Authority and President's Proposed 2018 Budget For Prinicpal Statistical Agencies  
 (posted May 23, 2017, pdf, 267 KB )

Uses of Some Important Statistics Provided by the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA)  
 (posted March 23, 2017, pdf, 416 KB )

Some Uses of U.S. Census Data that Cannot be Replicated Using Data Unrelated to Census Activities  
 (posted March 23, 2017, pdf, 424 KB )

Some Users and Uses of Statistics from the National Center for Health Statistics 
 (posted March 23, 2017, pdf, 464 KB )

Laws and Guidance under which Federal Statistical Agencies Must Operate 
 
(posted March 23, 2017, pdf, 121 KB )

A Letter to Representative Paul Gosar regarding H.R. 482 
   (posted March 8, 2017, pdf, 465 KB )

A Letter of Appreciation to Representative Bobby Scott, House Committee on Education and the Workforce with Attached BLS Letter
   (posted February 6, 2017, pdf, 1.6 MB )

 

2016

10 Key Facts about Federal Statistics
   (uploaded December 21, 2016, pdf, 626KB )

Federal Statistics in the First 100 Days of the Trump Administration
(updated December 21, 2016, pdf, 380 KB )

Comments to the Commission on Evidence-Based Policymaking
(uploaded November 22, 2016, pdf, 208KB )

2015-2017 Budget Authority For Prinicpal Statistical Agencies
(updated July 15, 2016, pdf, 203 KB )


Federal Business Registry Data Synchronization Letter to Senate

(updated signatures August 23, 2016, letter dated March 22, 2016, pdf, 344 KB )

American Economic Association Luncheon Briefing, Mon, April 11, 2016
PROGRESS REVERSED: The Importance of Health, Mortality and Poverty for Public Policy
  
(invitation posted April 1, 2016, pdf, 431 KB) 

2016 Final Statistical Agency Appropriations
(updated February 4, 2016, pdf, 352 KB )


2015

What What Does a Continuing Resolution (CR) Mean for Federal Statistical Agencies?

(posted October 16, 2015, pdf, 245 KB )


COPAFS Comment on Proposed Guidelines for the Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Acts 
(posted May 20, 2015, pdf, 216 KB )


Integrity of Labor, Health, and Educational Statistics 
(dated Mar 31, 2015, pdf, 216 KB )


Comment to NTIS on Certification for Access to DMF 
(dated Mar 23, 2015, pdf, 186 KB )


Selected Websites for Federal Administrative Data

(dated Feb 20, 2015, pdf, 190KB )


President’s 2016 Budget

(dated Feb 2, 2015, pdf, 301 KB )


Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act of 2015: What It Contains for Federal Statistical Agencies

(dated December 12 , 2014, pdf, 71 KB )


COPAFS Comment in Response to Federal Register Notice on Results of the American Community Survey Content Review

(posted November 25 , 2014, pdf, 464 KB )


From Multiple Modes for Surveys to Multiple Data Sources for Estimates— The Role of Administrative Records in Federal Statistics

(posted October 21 , 2014, pdf, 535 KB )


Links for Procedures Required for Researcher Access to Restricted Use Federal Data

(posted October 7 , 2014, pdf, 158 KB )


Smith slides on (In)consistencies in Federal statistical data

(posted October 3 , 2014, pdf, 1,320 KB )


Horrigan slides on use of administrative and other alternative data sets at BLS

(posted August 12 , 2014, pdf, 538 KB )


COPAFS Comment on proposed Federal Statistical Policy Directive, Fundamental Responsibilities of Federal Statistical Agencies and Recognized Statistical Units

(dated June 18, 2014, pdf, 237 KB )


President’s 2015 Budget Request -- Implications for Statistical Agencies

(dated March 4, 2014, pdf, 334 KB )


Uses of Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages Data

(posted February 26, 2014, pdf, 77 KB)


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

(dated February 25, 2014, pdf, 430KB)


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

 (dated January 20, 2014)

Taking Stock after the Shutdown and in Wake of Budget Negotiations

(pdf, 308KB, published October 18, 2013)



Handout 1:  
  
What's the difference between a peanut butter and jelly sandwich and a sample survey?

Handout 2 updated: 
  
10 Key Facts about Federal Statistics
   (uploaded December 21, 2016, pdf, 626KB )

Handout 3:
 
Who Needs the Agricultural Census?

Handout 4:
 
 80 Things You Can't Do Without Census Data

Handout 5:
 
 Nobody ever asked me if I own a rabbit!

Handout 6:
 
 Essential Services Credited to U.S. Census Figures



The American Association for the Advancement of Science’s Research and Development FY 2014 report, released June 13, 2013 (see Chapter 20):

http://www.aaas.org/spp/rd/rdreport2014/

National Academy of Sciences’ Center for National Statistics, Principles and Practices for Federal Statistical Agencies, 5th Edition:
http://www.nap.edu/catalog.php?record_id=18318


Executive Office of the President, Office of Management and Budget. 2013. Statistical Programs of the United States Government, Fiscal Year 2013. http://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/omb/assets/information_and_regulatory_affairs/13statprog.pdf