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Confidentiality: Data collected for the Census of Government Employment are public record and are not confidential, as authorized by Title 13, United States Code, Section 9.
Dates of Collection: The following are important dates in the data collection process.
|G-30 Special Districts Survey|
|03/19/2007||Data editing completed|
|2007 Census of Government Employment Survey|
|04/26/2007||Reminder letter mailout|
|05/12/2008||Data editing completed|
|10/22/2008||Released to Census Bureau Internet|
|11/26/2008||Revised data released to Census Bureau Internet|
|01/29/2009||Revised data released to Census Bureau Internet|
Methods: Data in these files are based on information obtained from form G-30 used in the 2007 Census of Government Local Government Directory Survey (Special District Governments) and the 2007 Census of Government Employment questionnaires.
As a part of the organization phase of the census, the G-30 2007 Census of Governments Local Government Directory Survey form was mailed to special district governments. The data items collected were identical to those collected on the E-3 and E-7 2007 Census of Government Employment forms. The only difference was the time period for the requested data. The G-30 form requested monthly data for October 2006 while the E-3 and E-7 requested data for March 2007.
Instructions on the form informed respondents that if they completed the employment portion of the G-30 form, they would not receive a 2007 Census of Government Employment form. This was done to reduce respondent burden. All respondents receiving the G-30 mail questionnaire had the option of responding electronically using the Website developed for reporting data.
Census Bureau staff compiled Federal government data from records of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management. These data are based on the Monthly Report of Federal Civilian Employment (Standard Form 113A). Census Bureau staff collected some state government data through special arrangements, referred to as central collection agreements, wherein data for multiple state agencies or school districts are reported by a central respondent generally in an electronic file. Forty-four of the state governments provided data from central payroll records for all or most of their agencies/institutions. Elementary and secondary school system data in Florida, North Carolina, North Dakota, and Washington were supplied by the state education agency in each of these states. Data for Delaware school districts were provided by the state central collection respondent. 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.
All respondents receiving the mail questionnaire had the option of responding electronically using the Website developed for reporting data.