FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: MONDAY, APRIL 18, 2005
Census Bureau Begins Preparing for 2010 Census Test On South Dakota Reservation
Cheyenne River Census Field Office
Public Information Office
(301) 763-3030/457-3670 (fax)
(301) 457-1037 (TDD)
The U.S. Census Bureau will conduct field testing for the 2010 Census on the Cheyenne River Reservation in South Dakota in 2006. The test will include everyone who lives within the boundaries of this reservation.
The Cheyenne River Census Field Office, located in the Teton Mall in Eagle Butte, S.D., opened in late March. From July through August 2005, census workers will travel through the reservation to identify every housing unit. Between March and May 2006, census workers will visit every residence to conduct the actual enumeration.
"This project is designed to evaluate many systems and procedures planned to be used in conducting the 2010 Census on reservations," said Census Bureau Director Louis Kincannon.
In addition to studying new methods and technology, the Census Bureau will continue to uphold its high standard of protecting the confidentiality of all respondents. Every person with access to data is sworn by law to protect confidentiality. Violating the laws protecting confidentiality is a federal crime with serious penalties, including a prison sentence of up to five years and a $250,000 fine.
Respondent information is protected and identities cannot be shared with any person or organization outside of the Census Bureau.
To apply for 2006 Census Test jobs, call the Cheyenne River Census Field Office at (605) 964-1990 or toll-free at (877) 744-1522.