Category Archives: Non-response Follow Up

Progress Report, One Week Into Nonresponse Followup

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Written by: Director Robert Groves We’ve finished the first week of the Nonresponse Followup stage of the 2010 Census. The enumeration is ongoing in all local census offices; there is variation in progress across the country, as is to be … Continue reading

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A Note to my 600,000 New Colleagues

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Written by: Director Robert Groves I’ve discovered that many of our new enumerators, working on the Nonresponse Followup activities of the 2010 Census, are Facebook fans or have looked at my blog, so this is a message to them: Welcome … Continue reading

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The Kickoff For The Second Half

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Written by: Director Robert Groves On Friday I accompanied a nonresponse followup census worker in El Segundo, California. She had just completed her training and conducted the very first interview of her 2010 Census experience. Over my career I have … Continue reading

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An Overview of Undercounts

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Written by: Director Robert Groves “… In 2000 only about 70 percent of the population returned their information, leaving several areas seriously under-counted and under-represented …” I’ve recently read many stories that don’t reflect how the 2010 Census will actually … Continue reading

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Let the Testing and Hiring Begin!

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Written by: Director Robert Groves “Testing This Week Could Lead To One Of Hundreds Of Open Census Jobs” “Census Bureau To Hire 23,000 In Wisconsin” “Bilingual Applicants Needed For Census Jobs” “Census To Hire Workers” “US Census Bureau Looking For … Continue reading

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