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GENERAL INFORMATION

Committee NameCensus Bureau National Advisory Committee on Racial, Ethnic, Other PopulationsAgency NameDepartment of Commerce
Fiscal Year2019Committee Number79615
Original Establishment Date1/12/2012Committee StatusChartered
Actual Termination Date Committee URLhttp://www.census.gov/about/cac/nac.html
New Committee This FYNoPresidential Appointments*No
Terminated This FYNoMax Number of Members*32
Current Charter Date3/23/2018Designated Fed Officer Position Title*Senior Researcher
Date Of Renewal Charter3/23/2020Designated Federal Officer Prefix
Projected Termination Date Designated Federal Officer First Name*Nancy
Exempt From Renewal*NoDesignated Federal Officer Middle Name
Specific Termination AuthorityDesignated Federal Officer Last Name*Bates
Establishment Authority*Agency AuthorityDesignated Federal Officer Suffix
Specific Establishment Authority*Secretarial Decision MemorandumDesignated Federal Officer Phone*(301) 763-5248
Effective Date Of Authority*1/12/2012Designated Federal Officer Fax*(301) 763-8609
Committee Type*ContinuingDesignated Federal Officer Email*nancy.a.bates@census.gov
Presidential*No
Committee Function*Other Committee
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RECOMMENDATION/JUSTIFICATIONS

Agency Recommendation*Continue
Legislation to Terminate RequiredNot Applicable
Legislation StatusNot Applicable
How does cmte accomplish its purpose?*The Census Bureau National Advisory Committee on Racial, Ethnic and Other Populations provides advice on the full range of economic, housing, demographic, socioeconomic, linguistic, technological, methodological, geographic, behavioral and operational variables affecting the cost, accuracy and implementation of Census Bureau programs and surveys, including the decennial census.
How is membership balanced?*Membership is comprised of committee members reflecting geography, age, gender, race, ethnicity, technical expertise, community involvement and knowledge of census programs and/or activities.
How frequent & relevant are cmte mtgs?*During this reporting period, the National Advisory Committee on Racial, Ethnic and Other Populations met two times. Agenda topics reflect timely concerns that are relevant and worthy of the committee's time and attention. During these meetings, the committee focused identifying new strategies for improved census operations, survey and data collection methods, including identifying cost-efficient ways to increase census participation and reducing the undercount.
Why advice can't be obtained elsewhere?*The Committee is needed to provide advice on census policies, research and methodology, tests, operations, communications, messaging and other activities to ascertain needs and best practices to improve censuses, surveys, operations, and programs. The Committee is needed to provide expertise while balancing known challenges of cost containment with maintaining our commitment to high quality data. The information and advice this Committee provides cannot be obtained effectively and efficiently from any other source. In the absence of this Committee, the Census Bureau would obtain this information from paid consultants, individuals, or community groups across the United States. There are no other sources available in one place to obtain this kind of advice in a more timely and cost efficient-manner.
Why close or partially close meetings?N/A
Recommendation RemarksN/A
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PERFORMANCE MEASURES

Outcome Improvement To Health Or Safety*NoAction Reorganize Priorities*Yes
Outcome Trust In GovernmentYesAction Reallocate ResourcesYes
Outcome Major Policy ChangesNoAction Issued New RegulationsNo
Outcome Advance In Scientific ResearchYesAction Proposed LegislationNo
Outcome Effective Grant MakingNoAction Approved Grants Or Other PaymentsNo
Outcome Improved Service DeliveryYesAction OtherNo
Outcome Increased Customer SatisfactionYesAction CommentIn some cases, NAC Recommendations have impacted research timelines.
Outcome Implement Laws/Reg RequirementsNoGrants Review*No
Outcome OtherNoNumber Of Grants Reviewed0
Outcome CommentN/ANumber Of Grants Recommended0
Cost Savings*Unable to DetermineDollar Value Of Grants Recommended$0.00
Cost Savings CommentN/AGrants Review CommentNot Applicable
Number Of Recommendations*260Access Contact Designated Fed. Officer*Yes
Number Of Recommendations CommentThe Committee provided 143 recommendations to the Census Bureau this reporting period. The Census Bureau provides detailed comments and responses to each recommendation in writing.Access Agency WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented*56.60%Access Committee WebsiteNo
% of Recs Fully Implemented CommentThe Census Bureau is currently considering and implementing the 81 recommendations made by the Committee, which were accepted in full during this fiscal year.Access GSA FACA WebsiteYes
% of Recs Partially Implemented*6.29%Access PublicationsNo
% of Recs Partially Implemented CommentThe Census Bureau is currently considering and/or implementing the nine recommendations that were made by the Committee, which were accepted in part during this fiscal year.Access OtherNo
Agency Feedback*YesAccess CommentN/A
Agency Feedback CommentThe Census Bureau is currently considering the recommendations that were made by the Committee via dozens of pages of material. The Committee was provided written responses to the recommendations.Narrative Description*The National Advisory Committee accomplishes its purpose by engaging Census leadership and managers on Census products. This committee supports the Census Bureau's strategic plan and mission by providing scientific and technical expertise on a full range of Census Bureau programs and activities including communications, decennial, demographic, economic, field operations, geographic, information technology, and statistics.
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COSTS

Payments to Non-Federal Members* Est Payments to Non-Fed Members Next FY* 
Payments to Federal Members* Est. Payments to Fed Members Next FY* 
Payments to Federal Staff* Estimated Payments to Federal Staff* 
Payments to Consultants* Est. Payments to Consultants Next FY* 
Travel Reimb. For Non-Federal Members* Est Travel Reimb Non-Fed Members nextFY* 
Travel Reimb. For Federal Members* Est Travel Reimb For Fed Members* 
Travel Reimb. For Federal Staff* Est. Travel Reimb to Fed Staff Next FY* 
Travel Reimb. For Consultants* Est Travel Reimb to Consultants Next FY* 
Other Costs Est. Other Costs Next FY* 
Total Costs$0.00Est. Total Next FY*$0.00
Federal Staff Support (FTE)* Est. Fed Staff Support Next FY* 
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DATA FROM PREVIOUS YEARS

Committee

Data from Previous Years

 
ActionCommittee System IDCommittee NameFiscal Year
 COM-001331Census Bureau National Advisory Committee on Racial, Ethnic, Other Populations2017
 COM-002917Census Bureau National Advisory Committee on Racial, Ethnic, Other Populations2016
 COM-003475Census Bureau National Advisory Committee on Racial, Ethnic, Other Populations2015
 COM-005064Census Bureau National Advisory Committee on Racial, Ethnic, Other Populations2014
 COM-005580Census Bureau National Advisory Committee on Racial, Ethnic, Other Populations2013
 COM-007247Census Bureau National Advisory Committee on Racial, Ethnic, Other Populations2012
 COM-034305Census Bureau National Advisory Committee on Racial, Ethnic, Other Populations2018