The Census Advisory Committees have participated in the 1980 Census and each successive census thereafter. Located in the Communications Directorate, the Census Advisory Committee (CAC) Office coordinates the day-to-day activities of the Census Bureau’s Advisory Committees. The CAC Office manages administrative and substantive issues concerning the committee through developing conference agendas, coordinating the Bureau’s responses to recommendations, and working with Census Bureau managers and Executive staff to address advisory committee concerns and issues.
Having played an extensive role throughout Census 2000, the advisory committee are currently providing valuable input on Census 2000 evaluation programs, data products and data dissemination to non-traditional data users.
As we move toward a reengineered 2010 Census, including the American Community Survey (ACS) and the Master Address File/TIGER geographic programs, the Census Bureau’s Advisory Committees have begun to provide early input into the 2010 planning process on behalf of these program areas.