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As The Nonresponse Followup Proceeds …

Mon Jun 14 2010
Robert Groves
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As of Sunday, we have completed and checked-in about 44 million enumerator forms for this operation of the approximately 47 million; we’re at about 93% complete in this operation. We are somewhat ahead of schedule and certainly under-budget. Again, this is a testament to the fine skills of our field staff for the 2010 Census.

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At this point, the work on this phase will start declining and some enumerators will not be given further work. A portion of these enumerators will be re-activated when we begin the next operation, double-checking vacant housing units and those we deleted as non-existent.

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However, for many we will have to say our goodbyes. It is to them that this entry is dedicated –

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You were among the best labor force for a decennial census in decades; you brought to the census family the strongest set of skills and intelligence, the best work experience, incredible flexibility, and a strong devotion to serving the American public by devoting your talents to the 2010 Census. On behalf of the full Census Bureau family, I thank you for your service to the country, and I wish you well in the next steps in your careers. I hope some of the experiences you had during this massive, complicated, messy effort will provide knowledge that makes you a better employee in your next endeavor. Thank you again.

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