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Information for Respondents

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Overview

The U.S. Census Bureau conducts the Annual Survey of Public Pensions as authorized by Title 13, U.S. Code, Sections 161 and 182 and provides revenues, expenditures, financial assets, membership, and liabilities information for defined benefit public pension systems. These systems are an important component of the nation's government sector.

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Ready to Report or Need Assistance?

In order to conserve taxpayer time and money, the Census Bureau is moving from paper- based data collection to online-based collection. To report online, you will need the User ID and password provided to your government by the Census Bureau.

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Tools

Ready to start? Log in to begin reporting for the ASPP. If needed, you can save and complete your survey over multiple sessions.

 

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Current Survey Form

To help you prepare for online reporting, click on the appropriate forms and instructions below. (All forms are in Adobe PDF file format and are for informational purposes only)

Letters

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Authority

Title 13, United States Code (U.S.C.), Sections 161 and 182, require businesses and other organizations included in the survey to answer the questions and submit a response.

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Confidentiality

Title 13, United States Code, Section 9, requires the Census Bureau to keep your information CONFIDENTIAL and can use your responses only to produce statistics.  The Census Bureau is not permitted to publicly release your responses in a way that could identify your business, organization, or institution.  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 "census.gov" domain.
  2. Reporting information is provided in the letter.
  3. On the log-in screen, a warning message should be present stating the respondent is accessing a U.S. Government computer.
  4. Additionally, the upper right corner of the page should display the OMB eight-digit number and expiration date. 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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