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The U.S. Census Bureau conducts the 2020 Survey of Public Employment & Payroll as authorized by Title 13, United States Code (U.S.C.), Sections 161 and 182 to provide state and local government data on full-time and part-time employment, part-time hours worked, full-time equivalent employment, and payroll statistics by governmental function for the pay periods that include March 12, 2020. These governmental functions include elementary and secondary education, higher education, police protection, fire protection, financial administration, central staff services, judicial and legal, highways, public welfare, solid waste management, sewerage, parks and recreation, health, hospitals, water supply, electric power, gas supply, transit, natural resources, correction, libraries, air transportation, water transport and terminals, other education, state liquor stores, social insurance administration, and housing and community development.

Information is needed by April 28, 2020

To report online, you will need the User ID and password provided to your government by the Census Bureau

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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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