Progress Report, Five Weeks Into Nonresponse Followup

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Written by: Director Robert Groves

We’ve finished the fifth week of the Nonresponse Followup stage of the 2010 Census.

The completion of interviews in this phase is proceeding roughly on schedule. As of Sunday, we completed over 84% of the entire workload.

Some local census offices, those with smaller than expected workloads are entering the final phases of their nonresponse followup workload.

We are now engaged in a variety of quality control procedures. We redo a portion of each enumerator’s work, to gain some assurance that our data quality standards are being maintained. Then we will launch an operation that verifies that cases that the enumerator has recorded as vacant on April 1, were correctly categorized. I’ll say more about our quality assurance procedures in another entry.

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5 Responses to Progress Report, Five Weeks Into Nonresponse Followup

  1. Susan Baker says:

    Does this mean I may be visited again to see if I have told the truth?

  2. Jeff says:

    I didn’t fill out all my form. Why haven’t I got a visit like you said you would?

  3. Enumerator says:

    The vacant/delete stage is an important process to make sure the households listed in the community were listed correctly right by people out in the field. I am proud to be a census worker and as such, we take our work very seriously and want our communities to get the federal funding it deserves.
    There are checks and balances in the system to get an accurate count as well as protect data; so please be patient this next phase is going to go quicker than NRFU.
    People come together to form societies, not out of fear or innate sociability, but rather to overcome whatever obstacles nature might throw in their way. The government or the state should be a positive entity. The only acceptable state would by its very nature be rather intrusive, but would have for its goal primarily caring for and helping its citizens. It would not allow either homelessness, or hunger, or ignorance to overtake its people, but rather would endeavor to share resources so that all
    members of society would be provided for

  4. Clerk says:

    “The only acceptable state would by its very nature be rather intrusive…”
    You may want to read the Preamble to the Constitution, the Declaration of Independence and the Federalist Papers; an intrusive government is exactly what the Founding Fathers did NOT want.
    “…rather would endeavor to share resources so that all
    members of society would be provided for.”
    Pure, undiluted Socialism, and the polar opposite of liberty.

  5. Dweisman says:

    I was an enumerator and completed lots of cases. Why can’t I continue in the next phase, especially since the local FOS has recommended me.

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