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Open Recommendations (1 total)

2020 Census: Bureau Released Apportionment and Redistricting Data, but Needs to Finalize Plans for Future Data Products

1 Open Recommendations
Agency Affected Recommendation Status
U.S. Census Bureau The Director of the Census Bureau should update its schedule for disclosure avoidance-related activities, to include specific time frames for all related activities. (Recommendation 1)
The Census Bureau agreed with our recommendation and its importance for the success of future censuses. In an action plan from September 2022, the Bureau described their current efforts underway to address this recommendation. Specifically, the Bureau established target dates for the completion of production schedules, development schedules, and testing schedules for multiple stateside and Island Area Census data products. According to the Bureau, these schedules are prerequisites for the creation of a data product release schedule. However, the Bureau did not provide completion dates for its upcoming 2020 Census data product release schedules and specific time frames for disclosure avoidance-related activities for each of the data products. We will continue to monitor the Bureau's progress in addressing this recommendation.