1990 Census:

Status of Questionnaire Follow-Up Efforts

T-GGD-90-52: Published: Jul 2, 1990. Publicly Released: Jul 2, 1990.

Additional Materials:

Contact:

Office of Public Affairs
(202) 512-4800
youngc1@gao.gov

GAO discussed the status of the 1990 decennial census, particularly the Census Bureau's nonresponse follow-up operation. GAO found that: (1) incomplete cost and progress reporting was hampering the Bureau's efforts to monitor and manage its operations; (2) the Bureau did not have sufficient field staff; and (3) follow-up efforts were lagging in many district offices, seriously impairing progress. GAO also found that major improvements implemented by the Bureau have put the census back on schedule by: (1) addressing problems with its management information system; (2) increasing pay rates for enumerators and field staff; and (3) expanding the incentive pay program nationwide. GAO believes that the Bureau needs to continue follow-up efforts as expeditiously as possible in order to meet deadlines and complete the post-enumeration survey, which should begin as offices finish nonresponse work.

Sep 30, 2016

Sep 29, 2016

Sep 28, 2016

Sep 27, 2016

Sep 26, 2016

Sep 23, 2016

Sep 21, 2016

Sep 7, 2016

Aug 30, 2016

Looking for more? Browse all our products here