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Because of the recent Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, we realize you may not have immediate access to the records you need to provide exact responses to the questions in this survey. If this is the case, we accept your best estimate. All respondents are strongly encouraged to respond online.

Your response is especially important right now. It helps accurately measure the American economy so that policymakers, government officials, and governments like yours can understand the impacts of this Coronavirus outbreak

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Measure the number of state and local civilian government employees and their gross monthly payroll for March of the survey year.

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Ready to Report or Need Assistance?

To report online:

  1. Sign-in with the user ID and password provided in your letter or emails at
  2. Report by clicking the “Login” button. You can return to your account over multiple sessions to complete.
  3. For assistance completing this survey, please call the customer help line at 1-800-832-2839, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time.
  4. For survey specific information, please visit our FAQs.

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Current Survey Forms

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* Not mailed as scheduled due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.


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Contact Us

By Phone: 1-800-832-2839

Hours of Operation

Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., ET

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Title 13 United States Code, Sections 161 and 182, authorizes the Census Bureau to conduct this collection and request your voluntary assistance.

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These data are subject to provisions of Title 13 United States Code, Section 9(b), exempting data that are customarily provided in public records from rules of confidentiality. Per the Federal Cybersecurity Enhancement Act of 2015, your data are protected from cybersecurity risks through screening of the systems that transmit your data.

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Survey Legitimacy

Below are a few common items you can use to verify the legitimacy of this survey:

  1. Ensure the Web address provided in the letter is a "" domain.
  2. Reporting information is provided in the letter or emails (User ID and Password will always come in separate emails).
  3. On the log-in screen, a warning message should be present stating the respondent is accessing a U.S. Government computer.
  4. The upper right corner of the log-in screen should display the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) eight-digit number and expiration date. This eight-digit number should match the letter or emails you received which also contain this information. This number indicates that the OMB has approved the survey and has confirmed there is a need to collect the information. The bottom of the log-in screen should have a link for the “Burden Statement” which also contains the OMB eight-digit number.

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For more information on verifying a Census Bureau survey please visit

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