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DOC - 79615 - Census Bureau National Advisory Committee on Racial, Ethnic, Other Populations - Agency Authority
Hide Section - GENERAL INFORMATION

GENERAL INFORMATION

Committee NameCensus Bureau National Advisory Committee on Racial, Ethnic, Other PopulationsAgency NameDepartment of Commerce
Fiscal Year2022Committee 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 Date3/23/2022Designated Fed Officer Position Title*Chief, Population Division
Date Of Renewal Charter3/23/2024Designated Federal Officer Prefix
Projected Termination Date Designated Federal Officer First Name*Karen
Exempt From Renewal*NoDesignated Federal Officer Middle Name
Specific Termination AuthorityDesignated Federal Officer Last Name*Battle
Establishment Authority*Agency AuthorityDesignated Federal Officer Suffix
Specific Establishment Authority*Secretarial Decision MemorandumDesignated Federal Officer Phone*(301) 763-2071
Effective Date Of Authority*1/12/2012Designated Federal Officer Fax*(301) 763-8609
Exempt From EO 13875 Discretionary CmteNot ApplicableDesignated Federal Officer Email*karen.battle@census.gov
Committee Type*Continuing
Presidential*No
Committee Function*Other Committee
Hide Section - RECOMMENDATION/JUSTIFICATIONS

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 four times [Fall Meeting (November 4-5); Differential Privacy (March 7); Spring (May 5-6) and Differential Privacy II (September 23)]. Agenda topics reflect concerns that are relevant and worthy of the committee's time and attention. During the meeting, 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 RemarksThe National Advisory Committee submitted four [2021 Fall Meeting (Nov. 4-5); Differential Privacy (March 7); 2022 Spring (May 5-6), and Differential Privacy II (Sept. 23)] sets of recommendations in FY 2022.

The committee provided 173 recommendations this performance period.

25 Implemented, 16 Partially Implemented, and 16 were rejected. The Census Bureau has yet to respond to the Recommendations from the March 7, May 5-6,
and September 23 Meetings.
Hide Section - PERFORMANCE MEASURES

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*731Access Contact Designated Fed. Officer*Yes
Number Of Recommendations CommentThe Committee provided 173 recommendations to the Census Bureau this reporting period. Official responses to recommendations are forthcoming from the Census Bureau.Access Agency WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented*56.50%Access Committee WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented CommentPrior to FY22, the Census Bureau fully implemented 388 recommendations submitted by the NAC. During FY22, the Census Bureau implemented 25 additional (413 combined) recommendations. Official responses to recommendations are forthcoming from the Census Bureau.Access GSA FACA WebsiteYes
% of Recs Partially Implemented*13.13%Access PublicationsNo
% of Recs Partially Implemented CommentPrior to FY22, the Census Bureau partially implemented 80 recommendations submitted by the NAC. During FY22, the Census Bureau partially implemented 16 additional (96 combined) recommendations. Official responses to recommendations are forthcoming from the Census Bureau.Access OtherNo
Agency Feedback*Not ApplicableAccess CommentN/A
Agency Feedback Comment*The Census Bureau is currently considering the recommendations that were made by the Committee. Responses to the Committee are forthcoming.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*$0.00Est Payments to Non-Fed Members Next FY*$0.00
Payments to Federal Members*$0.00Est. Payments to Fed Members Next FY*$0.00
Payments to Federal Staff*$200,951.00Estimated Payments to Federal Staff*$209,900.00
Payments to Consultants*$0.00Est. Payments to Consultants Next FY*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Non-Federal Members*$0.00Est Travel Reimb Non-Fed Members nextFY*$80,000.00
Travel Reimb. For Federal Members*$0.00Est Travel Reimb For Fed Members*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Federal Staff*$0.00Est. Travel Reimb to Fed Staff Next FY*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Consultants*$0.00Est Travel Reimb to Consultants Next FY*$0.00
Other Costs$1,812.00Est. Other Costs Next FY*$0.00
Total Costs$202,763.00Est. Total Next FY*$289,900.00
Date Cost Last Modified11/1/2022 5:13 PMEst. Fed Staff Support Next FY*1.37
Federal Staff Support (FTE)*1.37Est Cost RemarksFY2023 Estimate includes travel estimates as we anticipate returning to in-person meetings. We have not factored the FRN costs for FY2023.
Cost RemarksOther costs includes pricing for FRNs. There were no travel/per diem costs for FY2022 because all meetings were conducted virtually.  
Hide Section - Interest Areas

Interest Areas

Category
Area
Civil Rights
Children
Disabled
Minorities
Native Americans
Women
Communications
Broadcasting and Communications
Data
Data Integrity
Data Quality
Privacy
Education
Education
Hide Section - MEMBERS,MEETINGS AND ADVISORY REPORTS

MEMBERS,MEETINGS AND ADVISORY REPORTS

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CHARTERS AND RELATED DOCS

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Hide Section - DATA FROM PREVIOUS YEARS

DATA FROM PREVIOUS YEARS

Committee

Data from Previous Years

 
ActionCommittee System IDCommittee NameFiscal Year
 COM-040187Census Bureau National Advisory Committee on Racial, Ethnic, Other Populations2021
 COM-037973Census Bureau National Advisory Committee on Racial, Ethnic, Other Populations2020
 COM-035906Census Bureau National Advisory Committee on Racial, Ethnic, Other Populations2019
 COM-034305Census Bureau National Advisory Committee on Racial, Ethnic, Other Populations2018
 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