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Plan to Plan for 2020 webinar series

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The “Plan to Plan” webinar series provides orientation and training on specific 2020 Census programs and operations. Numerous state-based partners are involved, and the series will discuss the possible roles of SDCs and state networks. Our presenters include both Census Bureau program managers and state-based experts, invited to present their experience, best practics and tips for successful state involvement.

The “Plan to Plan” webinar series is organized by the SDC Steering Committee, and hosted by program staff at Census Bureau. Comments, suggestions and volunteers are invited. You can contact Jennifer Shultz, Pennsylvania SDC, or any Steering Committee member.

Webinar recordings

  • Plan to Plan for the 2020 Census: Part 1 webinar (1/1/2017)

    New from North Carolina SDC
    Plan to Plan for the 2020 Census: Part 1 webinar
    The “Plan to Plan” webinar series will provide sessions on specific 2020 Census programs and operations. Numerous state-based partners are involved, and the series will discuss the possible roles of SDCs and their state networks. Webinar from December 13, 2016.
    Find it here: https://census.webex.com/census/ldr.php?RCID=6bc0d001423c92205eee344eae2bbdee

  • Preparing for Local Update of Census Addresses webinar (12/26/2017)

    The State Data Center Program hosted a webinar, November 29, 2017, on preparing for Local Update of Census Addresses (LUCA), from the viewpoint of state and local governments participating in the review.

    This webinar provides an overview of the LUCA process, followed by information on identifying and preparing local address sources, using the block level housing unit counts available from Census, and tools to assist with local address file development.

    The presenters are Robert Scardamalia and Dale Miller. Robert Scardamalia served as New York’s Chief Demographer for over 20 years, and was a member of the SDC Steering Committee ahead of the 2000 an 2010 Censuses. Dale Miller is the Principal Planner with the Herkimer and Oneida Counties (New York) Planning Program. He has been involved with each census since 1990, and participated in his region’s LUCA review in 2000 and 2010.

    The complete slidedeck from November 29 can be downloaded as a PowerPoint file.

    Acknowledgements: The SDC Steering Committee thanks Robert Scardamalia and Dale Miller for delivering this presentation; Census Bureau for hosting the live webinar; and Minnesota State Demographic Center for repackaging this webinar as YouTube videos.

    This webinar is the second in a series of Plan to Plan for 2020 webinars organized by the SDC Steering Committee and hosted by the SDC Program.

  • What is the Census Planning Database? webinar (2/1/2018)

    New from US Census Bureau
    What is the Census Planning Database? webinar
    The Census Planning Database pulls together small area population and socioeconomic variables relevant to public outreach and engagement. It’s available as a data file and an API. Census Bureau is developing a ROAM app for mapped presentations of the data. Webinar from January 17, 2018.
    Find it here: http://dlvr.it/QBm7Hw

  • Mapping Hard to Count Communities webinar recording (6/21/2018)

    New from Center for Urban Research CUNY
    Mapping Hard to Count Communities webinar recording
    In this webinar, part of the Plan to Plan for 2020 webinar series, Steven Romalewski provided an overview of the Mapping Hard to Count Communities site. In addition, he shared his experience working with the Census Planning Database for this and other projects. Steven Romalewski serves as Director of the CUNY Mapping Service at the Center for Urban Research, CUNY Graduate Center.
    Find it here: https://census.webex.com/census/ldr.php?RCID=d490e4d8495676ffb6ca4dfe6c1d61d0

Upcoming: Continuing the series

Additional webinars are being planned. This list of topics is subject to change, additions, and rescheduling.

  • Organizing a Complete Count Committee. TBA, September 2018.
  • Lessons Learned from Experienced PSAP Participants. TBA, November/December 2018.
  • Census’s Address Database Work After LUCA: What’s next? Proposed, 2019.
  • FSCPE’s 2020 Count Review. Proposed, 2019.
  • Building Custom Reports with APIs. Proposed, 2019.

The “Plan to Plan” webinar series is organized by the SDC Steering Committee, and hosted by program staff at Census Bureau. Comments, suggestions and volunteers are invited. You can contact Jennifer Shultz, Pennsylvania SDC, or any Steering Committee member.

Letter commenting on the 2020 Census design and data collection plan

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Here is a letter from the steering committee, commenting on the 2020 Census design and data collection plan, in response to US Commerce Department’s Federal Register Notice. The letter was sent August 6, 2018.

In this letter, the steering committee comments that methods and processes matter: If a new citizenship data element is needed, then the processes to obtain and use such data should be thoughtfully planned, should maximize the accuracy and completeness of the 2020 Census, and should avoid introducing risks to validity. The steering committee endorses Census Bureau’s broader strategy of substituting validated administrative records data – data that already exists – where such substitution reduces response burdens or mitigates asking sensitive questions. Finally, the steering committee recommends that the Bureau make distinctions between essential, priority questions and non-priority questions. These distinctions should be reflected in the planning and programming of field followup operations and the online (internet) census questionnaire system.

Letter commenting on the 2020 Census design and data collection plan

Letter commenting on the LUCA appeals process

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Here is a letter from the steering committee, commenting on the proposed appeals process for Local Update of Census Addresses (LUCA), in response to US OMB’s Federal Register Notice. The letter was sent June 18, 2018.

SDC comments on LUCA appeals

Events in the States

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The events listed below are maintained in a Google Calendar. These events are expected to have participation by Census Bureau staff.

If you have a Census SDC sponsored event or a 2020 Census partnership event to add, contact our webteam, and ask for access to the google calendar.

Location When Summary Description
New York NY September 26, 2018 at 10:00 am – 12:00 pm HOW TO DO BUSINESS WITH THE NYC DEPT OF EDUCATION for NYC Dept of Education Census staff provide Presentation
Tucson AZ September 26, 2018 at 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Webinar: Veterans by the Numbers for Congressman Raul M. Grijalva - Tucson Branch (AZ-03) Census staff provide Training/Workshop
Brooklyn NY September 26, 2018 at 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm SMALL BUSINESS ALLIANCE OF NORTH BROOKLYN SEPTEMBER MEETING for NYC Small Business Alliance of North Brooklyn Census staff provide Presentation
Eugene OR September 27, 2018 at 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm League of Oregon Cities Annual Conference for League of Oregon Cities Census staff provide Presentation
Philadelphia PA September 27, 2018 at 6:15 pm – 8:15 pm Census Business Data Workshop for Women's Business Development Center Census staff provide Training/Workshop
St. Louis MO September 28, 2018 at 9:00 am – 11:00 am Business Summit Conference for Senator Claire McCaskill Census staff provide Training/Workshop
Dearborn MI October 2, 2018 at 10:00 am – 12:00 pm LRS-Campus Civic Engagement for Univ of Michigan Fairlane/Dearborn Center Census staff provide Training/Workshop
Muskegon Harbor MI October 3, 2018 at 8:00 am – 10:00 am 2018 Annual Community Development Conference for Michigan Community Development Assoc Census staff provide Training/Workshop
JUNEAU AK October 5, 2018 at 8:00 am – 10:00 am Alaska SDC Annual Conference for ALASKA DEPT OF LABOR AND WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT Census staff provide Presentation
Topeka KS October 5, 2018 at 9:00 am – 11:00 am Kansas Annual Municipal League Conference for Kansas Municipal League Census staff at Conference
Chicago IL October 5, 2018 at 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Business Data for Chamber Members for Lakeview Chamber of Commerce Census staff provide Training/Workshop
Marysville OH October 9, 2018 at 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Presentation for Library Staff for Marysville Public Library Census staff provide Presentation
San Diego CA October 10, 2018 at 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Census Data at Tract Level for The City of San Diego - Promize Zone Census staff provide Training/Workshop
San Diego CA October 10, 2018 at 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Census Data for Grant Writers for Jewish Family Services of San Diego Census staff provide Training/Workshop
Camden NJ October 10, 2018 at 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Census Business Builder Workshop for Latin American Economic Development Assoc Census staff provide Training/Workshop

Letter on criteria for Census Tracts and Block Groups

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Here is a letter from the steering committee, commenting on criteria for Census Tracts and Block Groups for 2020-29, in response to the Census Bureau’s Federal Register Notice. The letter was sent May 9, 2018.

Letter on criteria for Census Tracts and Block Groups

Recap of the 2018 SDC Annual Conference

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2018 State Data Center Annual Conference
April 9-11, 2018
Providence, RI

 

AGENDA MONDAY, APRIL 9, 2018

Note: The 15 presentations linked below will download as PowerPoint files.

8:30 AM – 9:00 AM Conference Registration

9:00 AM – 9:30 AM Welcome and Introductions
• Lakiva Pullins, Branch Chief, Data Users Branch
• Todd Graham, SDC Chairperson
• Introduction of New Committee Member(s) and Officers
• Misty Reed, Acting Division Chief, Customer Liaison and Marketing Services Office
• Stephen Buckner, Assistant Director for Communications Division

9:30 AM – 10:00 AM 2020 Census Integrated Communications Plan
• Kaile Bower, Chief, Integrated Partnership & Communication Branch

10:00 AM – 10:15 AM BREAK

10:15 AM – 10:45 AM Findings from 2016-2017 Census Tests
• Jennifer W. Reichert, Assistant Division Chief, Nonresponse, Evaluations, and Experiments, Decennial Census Management

10:45 AM – 11:15 AM 2020 LUCA Updates, Group Quarters Inventory, and PSAP
• Jennifer Holland, Chief, Partnership Communications and Outreach Branch, Geography Division

11:15 AM – 11:45 PM 2020 Residence Criteria
• Jason Devine, Assistant Division Chief, Census Programs Area, Population Division
• Steven Wilson, Chief, Population and Housing Program Branch, Population Division

11:45 AM – 1:00 PM LUNCH

1:00 PM – 3:00 PM  Census Solutions Workshop Toolkit
• Lorena Molina-Irizarry, Deputy Branch Chief, Enterprise Partnership

3:00 PM – 3:15 PM BREAK

3:15 PM – 4:30 PM 2020 Discussion – What are the SDCs doing?
• Dan Veroff, WI, SDC Steering Committee
• Jennifer Shultz, PA, SDC Steering Committee
• SDC Leads Panel – Walter Schwarm (CA), Jan Vink (NY), Suzan Reagan (NM), Bob Coats (NC)

4:30 PM Meeting Adjourn

AGENDA TUESDAY, APRIL 10, 2018

8:15 AM – 8:45 AM Census Information Centers Overview
• Melanie Poulter, CIC Steering Committee Chairperson

8:45 AM – 9:45 AM 2017 Economic Census Update
• Kim Moore, Chief, Economy Wide Statistics Division
• Charles Brady, Branch Chief, Respondent Management and Promotion Branch, Economic Management Division

9:45 AM – 10:00 AM BREAK

10:00 AM – 11:15 AM Field Partnership and 2020 Complete Count Committees
• Sydnee Chattin, Assistant Division Chief, Decennial Support Programs, Field Division
• SDC Leads Panel – Liz Brooks (AK), Mallory Bateman (UT), Erica Gardner (WA)

11:15 AM – 12:00 AM 2020 Census Redistricting Program
• James Whitehorne, Branch Chief, Redistricting Office and Voting Rights Office

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM LUNCH

1:00 PM – 2:45 PM Center for New Media & Promotion (CNMP) and Center for Enterprise Dissemination and Services and Consumer Innovation (CEDSCI)
• Alexandra Figueroa, Chief, Web and New Media Branch, Center for New Media & Promotion
• KaNin Reese, Branch Chief, CEDSCI, Dissemination Outreach Branch

2:45 PM – 3:00 PM BREAK

3:00 PM – 3:45 PM Update and Overview of Administrative Records for ACS and Administrative Records for 2020 Census
• Thomas Mule, Special Assistant to the Chief, Decennial Statistical Studies Division
• Victoria Velkoff, Division Chief, American Community Survey Office

3:45 PM – 5:00 PM SDC Business Meeting

5:00 PM Meeting Adjourn

AGENDA WEDNESDAY, APRIL 11, 2018

8:00 AM – 9:30 AM Breakout by Region
Questions for SDC/DDB roundtable discussion

  1. What is the DDS staff approach in regard to disseminating Census Bureau data and program information to his/her assigned area?
  2. Name one or two specific areas or tasks where we can collaborate.
  3. What are you planning to do to support the 2020 data collection operation?
  4. In terms of the relationship between the SDCs and DDS/DDB, what is working well? What needs to be changed?
  5. We would like to ‘crowdsource’ suggestions for strategic national partnerships. Who should we prioritize from your perspective and what would be the ‘top three’ partners you would suggest working with and why?

9:30 AM – 11:30 AM SDC 40th Anniversary

• Topics for Next Annual Meeting
• Brief History of SDC Program
• Presentation of Awards – Todd Graham

11:30 AM Meeting Adjourn

Tree State List 2018

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The SDC Network has a Tree State list for maintaining the relationship between the 56 State Leads and the SDC Steering Committee. Call or email the Steering Committee members when you have a concern or an issue to elevate. The Tree States list is updated and published here: sdcclearinghouse.com/steering-committee/