COPAFS

 Information Materials


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2018

Former Census Director, John Thompson's public comments on the 2020 Census Information Collection

The 2020 Census: Challenges and Opportunities


COPAFS February 2018 Stakeholder Update

(pdf, 170 KB, added 3/2/18)

COPAFS January 2018 Stakeholder Update

(pdf, 170 KB, added 2/6/18)


 2017

COPAFS 2017 Activities and Accomplishments
 
(pdf, 477 KB) 

COPAFS December 2017 Stakeholder Update
(pdf, 477 KB, added 01/08/2018) 

COPAFS Update, November 2017
 
(pdf, 670 KB)

COPAFS Update, October 2017
 (pdf, 524KB )

Letter in Support of of FY2018 Agriculture Appropriations Bill , December 14, 2017
 (pdf, 77 KB) 

Letter in Support of HR 4174 and S 2046 Foundations for Evidence-Based Policymaking Act-11.13.17 , November 13, 2017
 (pdf, 196 KB)

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 )

 


 2014

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 )

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)

 


Handouts and Informational Materials

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)

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

10 Key Facts about Federal Statistics

Who Needs the Agricultural Census?

80 Things You Can't Do Without Census Data

Nobody ever asked me if I own a rabbit!

 
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