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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
Wintergreen Resort July 23, 2018 Virginia Planners Association Conference https://www.apavirginia.com/annual-conference
Dover DE July 23, 2018 at 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Census Data Workshop for Teachers for DELAWARE OFFICE OF STATE PLANNINGnCOORDINATION Census staff provide Training/Workshop
Wintergreen Resort July 24, 2018 Virginia Planners Association Conference https://www.apavirginia.com/annual-conference
Wintergreen Resort July 25, 2018 Virginia Planners Association Conference https://www.apavirginia.com/annual-conference
Monroe MI July 25, 2018 at 9:30 am – 11:30 am Aging Population for Monroe County - Commission on Aging Census staff provide Networking
PA July 25, 2018 at 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Getting Your Community Ready fornthe 2020 Census for Pennsylvania State Data Center Census staff provide Meeting
Henderson NV July 25, 2018 at 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm Your Neighborhoods by the NumbersnWebinar for City of Henderson Redevelopment Agency Census staff provide Training/Workshop
Red Lion Hotel on the River July 26, 2018 Rural Sociological Society  
McGehee AR July 26, 2018 at 9:30 am – 11:30 am Business and Community need forninvolvement for McGehee Chamber of Commerce Census staff provide Training/Workshop
Portland OR July 26, 2018 at 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm 2018 Annual Meeting for Rural Sociological Society Census staff provide Training/Workshop
Red Lion Hotel on the River July 27, 2018 Rural Sociological Society  
Red Lion Hotel on the River July 28, 2018 Rural Sociological Society  
Red Lion Hotel on the River July 29, 2018 Rural Sociological Society  
Los Angeles Convention Center July 30, 2018 Natl Conference of State Legislatures Legislative Summit  
Little Rock AR July 30, 2018 at 8:30 am – 10:30 am 43rd Annual Summer Conference for Arkansas Association of Educational Administrators Census staff provide Exhibit

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

Census Solutions Workshop Toolkit

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WHAT THIS IS

A solutions workshop is a creative, collaborative, problem-solving event that brings together diverse thinkers.
The Census Solutions Workshop is specifically geared to generate new ways of communicating the importance of census data, reaching hard-to-count populations, and encouraging participation in Census Bureau surveys and programs.
The workshop consists of a specific series of activities based on a design thinking methodology that help participants get to know each other, set ambitious goals, think outside the box, brainstorm with others, and quickly develop proposals for new solutions to engage communities in the census.
This toolkit is a step-by-step guide to planning and running a successful Census Solutions Workshop.

WHO IT’S FOR

We designed this toolkit for any organization, company, or community group invested in getting out the count— and seeking creative collaborations and new ideas for doing so.

WHY IT MATTERS

A complete count ensures accurate census data that is critical for government programs, policies, and decision-making, but participation in Census Bureau surveys has declined in recent decades.
The Census Bureau has always relied on partners like you to help spread the word. We want to support you in coming up with innovative and engaging ways to reach your communities.

DOWNLOAD

Census Solutions Workshop Toolkit (5 Meg Word Document)

MORE INFORMATION?

Contact census.partners@census.gov

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/

Census Transportation Planning Program: one more source of ACS small area data

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For the last couple decades, AASHTO and US FHWA have sponsored, and US Census Bureau has produced, a collection of special tabulations called Census Transportation Planning (CTPP). The crosstabs in that collection are different from what is in the ACS summary file (ACS base tables).

And some of those crosstabs are quite useful. You can get household-size crossed with other variables, commute-mode crossed with other variables, income, etc.

In CTPP, the units of analysis have been counties and Census transportation analysis zones (Census-TAZs). But there’s been some tug-of-war over how spatially-detailed are those Census-TAZs. Familiar story: Census Bureau is required to be strict on nondisclosure; very little wiggle room.

As more transportation planners have concluded that Census-TAZs are inadequate for forecasting and modeling, the CTPP oversight group has made some decisions about the future of CTPP products. CTPP will continue, but the smallest geographic units, after 2019, will be Block Groups.

Bottom line: CTPP may suddenly be a usable resource for fans of Block Groups.

There are some other interesting angles in the latest memo from the CTPP program office. Give it a read! CTPP Transportation Planning Announcement