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Individual Government ID File Record Layout

The individual government ID file (yyempid.dat for sample years; yycempid.dat for Census years) is comprised of 206-character data records. The first 14 characters comprise the U.S. Census Bureau identification number.

Description Length Position
     
State code (state & DC in alpha) 2 1-2
Type of government code
0 = state
1 = county
2 = municipal
3 = township
4 = special district
5 = school district
6 = Federal Government
1 3-3
County code 3 4-6
Unit Identification Number 3 7-9
Supplement Code 3 10-12
Sub Code 2 13-14
Name of Government/Political Description 64 15-78
Census Region Code 1 79-79
County Name 30 80-109
FIPS State (N/A for 2002) 2 110-111
FIPS County (N/A for 2002) 3 112-114
FILLER 5 115-119
FILLER 4 120-123
FILLER 2 124-125
Population/Enrollment/Function Code 9 126-134
Year of Population/Enrollment 2 135-136
School Level code
01 = elementary only
02 = secondary only
03 = elementary and secondary
04 = higher education only
05 = special independent vocational
or special education
06 = non-operating
07 = Education Service Agency (ESA)
2 137-138
FILLER 7 139-145
Probability of Selection 6 146-151
FILLER 5 152-156
FILLER 30 157-186
FILLER 2 187-188
Weekly Hours Code
1 = 39 or more
2 = 37.5 - 38.9
3 = 34 - 37.4
4 = 32 - 33.9
5 = 30 - 31.9
1 189-189
Full-time Pay Code
1 = monthly
2 = twice a month
3 = each 2 weeks
4 = weekly
1 190-190
Part-time Pay Code
1 = monthly
2 = twice a month
3 = each 2 weeks
4 = weekly
1 191-191
Number of Months Teachers Paid 2 192-193
Number of Months School Admin Paid 2 194-195
Number of Months School Other Paid 2 196-197
(Year of Data except dependent school data)
99 = response for 1999
II = data imputed
NN = No information for this unit
2 198-199
Year of Dependent School Data 2 200-201
FILLER 3 202-204
Survey Form Type 2 205-206

Source: U.S. Census Bureau | Government Employment & Payroll | govs.employ@census.gov |  Last Revised: August 23, 2012