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TheU.S.CensusBureauOathofNondisclosureTheU.S.CensusBureauOathofNondisclosureCensusBureauemployeesaresworntokeepyourinormationconfdential.IwillnotdiscloseanyinformationcontainedinthescheduleslistsorstatementsobtainedfororpreparedbytheCensusBureautoanypersonorpersonseitherduringorafteremployment.UnderederallawCensusBureauemployeeswhobreakthisoatharesubjecttoafneonotmorethan250000orimprisonmentornotmorethan5yearsorboth.TheEssentialRoleoftheACSTheACSservesthenationbyprovidingaconsistentandcohesivecollectionopopulationsocialhousingandeconomiccharacteristicsthatarecomparableacrossallU.S.geographies.Forover160yearstheFederalGovernmenthasuseddataonsocioeconomiccharacteristicstoguidepolicydecisions.FederalagenciesuseACSstatisticstodeterminetheequitabledistributionoasubstantialportionoederalassistancetothestatesparticularlyintheormogrants.TheACSisaederallyundedstatisticalproductthatCensusmakesavailabletothepublicthroughonlineaccesstoolsdocumentationandsupportprogramsordatausers.Title13U.S.Code141a.TheSecretaryshallintheyear1980andevery10yearsthereatertakeadecennialcensusopopulationasothefrstdayoAprilosuchyearwhichdateshallbeknownasthedecennialcensusdateinsuchormandcontentashemaydetermineincludingtheuseosamplingproceduresandspecialsurveys.InconnectionwithanysuchcensustheSecretaryisauthorizedtoobtainsuchothercensusinormationasnecessary.Title13U.S.Code193.InadvanceoinconjunctionwithoraterthetakingoeachcensusprovidedorbythischaptertheSecretarymaymakesurveysandcollectsuchpreliminaryandsupplementarystatisticsrelatedtothemaintopicothecensusasarenecessarytotheinitiationtakingorcompletionthereo.www.census.govacs11