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GENERAL INFORMATION

Committee NameBureau of Labor Statistics Data Users Advisory CommitteeAgency NameDepartment of Labor
Fiscal Year2019Committee Number33450
Original Establishment Date Committee StatusChartered
Actual Termination Date Committee URLhttps://www.bls.gov/advisory/duac.htm
New Committee This FYNoPresidential Appointments*No
Terminated This FYNoMax Number of Members*20
Current Charter Date10/24/2016Designated Fed Officer Position Title*Associate Commissioner
Date Of Renewal Charter10/24/2018Designated Federal Officer PrefixMr.
Projected Termination Date Designated Federal Officer First Name*Michael
Exempt From Renewal*NoDesignated Federal Officer Middle Name
Specific Termination AuthorityDesignated Federal Officer Last Name*Levi
Establishment Authority*Agency AuthorityDesignated Federal Officer Suffix
Specific Establishment Authority*Agency AuthorityDesignated Federal Officer Phone*(202) 691-5100
Effective Date Of Authority*10/4/2007Designated Federal Officer Fax*202-691-5899
Committee Type*ContinuingDesignated Federal Officer Email*levi.michael@bls.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 Data Users Advisory Committee (DUAC) functions as an advisory body to the Bureau of Labor Statistics of the U.S. Department of Labor. The Committee provides advice on technical matters related to the analysis and use of the Bureau’s statistics from the points of view of data users from various sectors of the U.S. economy, including the labor, business, research, academic and government communities. It gives particular attention to data dissemination and product innovations. The specific topics examined are selected by the agency in consultation with the Committee chairperson. The Committee provides advice in response to presentations from agency staff regarding current issues being addressed by the agency. This advice is typically given during Committee meetings.
How is membership balanced?*Committee members are persons with demonstrated professional and personal qualifications, whose experience as BLS data users cover the major program areas of the Bureau: employment, unemployment, wages, working conditions, prices, and productivity.
How frequent & relevant are cmte mtgs?*The Committee meets twice yearly, in the spring and the fall, to discuss technical issues related to the analysis and use of BLS data. The topics addressed during the meetings are selected by senior BLS staff in consultation with the Committee chairperson. The substantial involvement of senior agency executives in the formulation of meeting agendas is evidence of the relevance of the meetings.
Why advice can't be obtained elsewhere?*The Committee is needed to provide advice on the statistical analysis and use of BLS data from a customer perspective. BLS data must satisfy a number of criteria, including consistently high statistical quality, accuracy, relevance to current social and economic issues, timeliness in reflecting today's rapidly changing economic conditions, and impartiality in subject matter and presentation. BLS products must ultimately be judged by their usefulness to the end user community. DUAC is a significant source of advice on BLS priorities from a broad range of data users, such as suggestions concerning the addition of new programs, changes in the emphasis of existing programs or cessation of obsolete programs, and advice on innovations in data dissemination and presentation.
Why close or partially close meetings?Not Applicable
Recommendation RemarksThe charter was signed on October 11, 2018. The Bureau of Labor Statistics anticipates holding two DUAC meetings each year, one in mid-fall and one in the spring.
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PERFORMANCE MEASURES

Outcome Improvement To Health Or Safety*NoAction Reorganize Priorities*No
Outcome Trust In GovernmentYesAction Reallocate ResourcesNo
Outcome Major Policy ChangesNoAction Issued New RegulationsNo
Outcome Advance In Scientific ResearchNoAction Proposed LegislationNo
Outcome Effective Grant MakingNoAction Approved Grants Or Other PaymentsNo
Outcome Improved Service DeliveryYesAction OtherYes
Outcome Increased Customer SatisfactionYesAction CommentNot Applicable
Outcome Implement Laws/Reg RequirementsNoGrants Review*No
Outcome OtherNoNumber Of Grants Reviewed0
Outcome CommentNot ApplicableNumber Of Grants Recommended0
Cost Savings*Unable to DetermineDollar Value Of Grants Recommended$0.00
Cost Savings CommentThe DUAC provides advice to BLS from the points of view of data users. The benefits are difficult to quantify because they accrue to BLS customers in the form of better data products.Grants Review CommentNo grants reviewed
Number Of Recommendations*36Access Contact Designated Fed. Officer*Yes
Number Of Recommendations CommentThe recommendations referenced in this comment section are for FY 2018. Recommendation 1. Market the “At a Glance” webpages to journalists, such as the Society of American Business Editors and Writers (SABEW). This organization would be a great constituency to provide feedback on information that combines data from across BLS programs into overviews by industry and geographic area. Recommendation 2: Speak with workforce development professionals to discuss approaches to publicizing revamping modeled wages, and contact the National Association of State Workforce Agencies (NASWA). The information in this new product would be very useful to individuals who work in human resources, unions, workforce development, and possibly educators.Access Agency WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented*50.00%Access Committee WebsiteNo
% of Recs Fully Implemented CommentBLS has fully implemented recommendation 1. The At a Glance team gathered feedback from stakeholders on their proposed redesigned webpages.Access GSA FACA WebsiteYes
% of Recs Partially Implemented*0.00%Access PublicationsNo
% of Recs Partially Implemented CommentBLS has not not made progress on recommendation 2. Due to decreased resources the program has pushed back the timeframe for publicizing modeled wages estimates from FY 2018 to FY 2019 because the work has not been completed to publish a full set of variances for these data. The program plans to publish a full set of variances in FY 2019 and will begin publicizing the data at that point. The program plans to reach out to potential users in the fall.Access OtherNo
Agency Feedback*YesAccess CommentContact DFO
Agency Feedback CommentOngoing feedback is scheduled as an agenda item at upcoming meetings.Narrative Description*The Data User Advisory Committee supports the mission and strategic plan of the Bureau of Labor Statistics by providing advice on the statistical analysis and use of BLS data from a customer perspective. BLS data must satisfy a number of criteria, including consistently high statistical quality, accuracy, relevance to current social and economic issues, timeliness in reflecting today's rapidly changing economic conditions, and impartiality in subject matter and presentation. BLS products must ultimately be judged by their usefulness to the end user community. DUAC membership represents a balance of expertise across the broad range of BLS program areas including employment and unemployment statistics, occupational safety and health statistics, compensation measures, price indexes, and productivity measures.
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COSTS

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Payments to Federal Staff* Estimated Payments to Federal Staff* 
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Travel Reimb. For Non-Federal Members* Est Travel Reimb Non-Fed Members nextFY* 
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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
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DATA FROM PREVIOUS YEARS

Committee

Data from Previous Years

 
ActionCommittee System IDCommittee NameFiscal Year
 COM-032712Bureau of Labor Statistics Data Users Advisory Committee2018
 COM-001576Bureau of Labor Statistics Data Users Advisory Committee2017
 COM-002702Bureau of Labor Statistics Data Users Advisory Committee2016
 COM-003605Bureau of Labor Statistics Data Users Advisory Committee2015
 COM-004804Bureau of Labor Statistics Data Users Advisory Committee2014
 COM-005884Bureau of Labor Statistics Data Users Advisory Committee2013
 COM-006944Bureau of Labor Statistics Data Users Advisory Committee2012
 COM-007957Bureau of Labor Statistics Data Users Advisory Committee2011
 COM-009115Bureau of Labor Statistics Data Users Advisory Committee2010
 COM-009893Bureau of Labor Statistics Data Users Advisory Committee2009
 COM-011021Bureau of Labor Statistics Data Users Advisory Committee2008