Written by: Director Robert Groves
As of Sunday, we have completed and checked-in about 44 million enumerator forms for this operation of the approximately 47 million; we’re at about 93% complete in this operation. We are somewhat ahead of schedule and certainly under-budget. Again, this is a testament to the fine skills of our field staff for the 2010 Census.
At this point, the work on this phase will start declining and some enumerators will not be given further work. A portion of these enumerators will be re-activated when we begin the next operation, double-checking vacant housing units and those we deleted as non-existent.
However, for many we will have to say our goodbyes. It is to them that this entry is dedicated –
You were among the best labor force for a decennial census in decades; you brought to the census family the strongest set of skills and intelligence, the best work experience, incredible flexibility, and a strong devotion to serving the American public by devoting your talents to the 2010 Census. On behalf of the full Census Bureau family, I thank you for your service to the country, and I wish you well in the next steps in your careers. I hope some of the experiences you had during this massive, complicated, messy effort will provide knowledge that makes you a better employee in your next endeavor. Thank you again.
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