Monthly Archives: June 2011

A Restructuring of Census Bureau Regional Offices

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Written by: Director Robert Groves The Census Bureau produces a vast array of statistical information used by governments and business to inform decisions and policies that affect all of our lives. In addition to programs like the American Community Survey … Continue reading

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The Best Staff for Measuring America

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Written by: Director Robert Groves Social and economic research examines the behavior of individuals and groups of persons. The Census Bureau’s data are key to that research. But producing insights is increasingly difficult because of the heterogeneity within the society. … Continue reading

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Personal Lessons From The 2010 Census

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Written by: Director Robert Groves I’m finding myself looking back over the experience of the 2010 Census and drawing some lessons learned. If we’re smart as an organization, we’ll build the 2020 Census planning effort with these in mind. Here … Continue reading

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Senseless Assaults on Decent Public Servants

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Written by: Director Robert Groves Every day somewhere in the U.S., a Census Bureau field interviewer is working on one of our sample surveys. This work asks her to locate specific addresses that our statisticians have chosen to form a … Continue reading

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