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Prepared by: Decennial Census Management Division
Component ID: #ti105972363

Operation Updates for the Operational Plan for Integrated Partnership and Communications Operation (IPC)

Issued: April 8, 2020

Operation Purpose

The Integrated Partnership and Communications operation communicates the importance of participating in the 2020 Census to the entire population of the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and United States territories to:

  • Engage and motivate people to self-respond, preferably through the internet.
  • Raise and keep awareness high throughout the entire 2020 Census to encourage response.
  • Support field recruitment efforts for a diverse, qualified census workforce.
  • Effectively support dissemination of census data to stakeholders and the public.

The Census Bureau can promote self-response by taking advantage of new and improving technologies. Internet tools and increasing cellular coverage and smartphone use have opened up new communications channels and media. The Census Bureau fully intends to harness these emerging technologies and channels as part of its Integrated Partnership and Communications Program for the 2020 Census.

Component ID: #ti1216288909

Integrated Partnership and Communications Operation (IPC) Operational Plan v1.0

Issued: September 22, 2016

The Integrated Partnership and Communications operation communicates the importance of participating in the 2020 Census to the entire population of the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and United States territories to:

  • Support Field recruitment efforts for a diverse, qualified census workforce.
  • Engage and motivate people to self-respond, preferably via the Internet.
  •  Raise and keep awareness high throughout the entire 2020 Census to encourage response.
  •  Effectively support dissemination of census data to stakeholders and the public.

The 2020 Census Detailed Operational Plan for the Integrated Partnership and Communications Operation (IPC) 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 IPC Operation and includes a summary of the operational processes involved, their inputs, outputs, and controls and the basic mechanisms employed to conduct the operational work.

This document complements the 2020 Census Operational Plan, which presents the initial baseline version of 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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