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The 2020 Census Detailed Operational Plan for the Group Quarters operation (GQ) is intended for use by U.S. Census Bureau managers, staff, contractors, and other internal and external stakeholders working on the 2020 Census. The document presents the detailed operational design for the 2020 Census GQ operation and includes a summary of the operational processes involved, their inputs, outputs, controls, and the basic mechanisms employed to conduct the operational work.

Anticipated uses of this document include the following:

  • Communication—Documents operational design details for internal and external stakeholders.
  • Planning—Documents planning assumptions and key milestones.
  • Staffing—Documents staffing needs and strategies.
  • Design—Describes operations and flows, which inform design of IT systems, manual processes, and training.
  • Development—Identifies business rules and required capabilities to be developed.
  • Testing—Provides a basis for developing integrated test plans for IT systems and processes.

This document complements the 2020 Census Operational Plan, which presents the 2020 Census operational design and covers all operations required to execute the 2020 Census, starting with precensus address and geographic feature updates and ending once census data products are disseminated and coverage and quality are measured.

This document will be updated over time to reflect changes in strategies that result from 2020 Census planning, research, and testing activities.

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