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Confidentiality: Data collected for the Census of Governments: Survey of Public Employment & Payroll are public record and are not confidential, as authorized by Title 13, U.S. Code, Section 9.
Dates of Collection: The following are important dates in the data collection process.
|2012 Census of Governments: Survey of Public Employment & Payroll|
|05/2012||Reminder letter mailout|
|03/2014||Preliminary Release to the Internet|
Methods: Data in these files are based on information obtained in the Census of Governments: Survey of Public Employment & Payroll. Census Bureau staff compiled Federal Government data from records of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management. Forty-five of the state governments provided data from central payroll records for all or most of their agencies/institutions. Data for agencies and institutions for the remaining state governments were obtained by mail canvass questionnaires. Local governments were also canvassed using a mail questionnaire. However, elementary and secondary school system data in Florida and North Dakota were supplied through special collections with the state education agency in each of these states. Additionally, in Delaware, a state government respondent supplied data for school districts. Ten counties, twelve cities, two townships and three other local school districts provided data in an electronic format. All respondents receiving the mail questionnaire had the option of completing the survey using a web-based survey instrument developed for reporting the data. The online survey instrument was completed by 24.4% of the state-level responding units and 49.5% of the local government respondents.