The collection of your personal information for the Student Temporary Employment Program (STEP) is authorized under Title 5 Code of Federal Regulations, Section 213.3202; and Title 5 of the United States Code (U.S.C.), Sections 1104, 1302, 3301, and 3304.
The purpose of collecting information from you is to assess your application for a STEP position. Personal information collected from you includes your name, date of birth, e-mail address, permanent home address, temporary school address, and colleges and universities attended. You may also give answers to questions on your work experience, other job-related qualifications, current GPA, and relevant coursework. The information you provide will be analyzed and compared with other applicants in the selection process. Your e-mail address is being solicited for the purposes of contacting you in conjunction with your application submitted via the STEP application form.
Disclosure of your information is permitted under the Privacy Act of 1974 (Title 5 U.S.C., Section 552a) to Census Bureau managers involved in the STEP selection process. Disclosure of your information is also subject to all of the published routine uses as identified in the Privacy Act System of Records Notice OPM/GOVT-5, “Recruiting, Examining, and Placement Records”.
Providing your information is voluntary. Failure to provide the information requested from you may affect your ability to effectively compete for Census Bureau STEP positions.