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The 2020 Census Detailed Operational Plan (DOP) for the Paper Data Capture (PDC) operation is intended for distribution to and use by U.S. Census Bureau managers, staff, contractors, internal and external stakeholders, and others having a stake in the 2020 Census. The document presents the planned operations for PDC and includes details of the operational processes involved, their inputs, outputs, controls, and the basic mechanisms necessary to conduct the work.
Anticipated use of this document includes to:

  • Communicate – Provides details for internal and external stakeholders.
  • Plan – Documents assumptions and key milestones.
  • Staff – Highlights staffing needs.
  • Inform – Defines planned operations and flows to aid in the design and development of systems, processes, training, and tests.

This document complements the 2020 Census Operational Plan, which presents the 2020 Census operational design and covers the operations required to execute the 2020 Census. Operations begin with precensus address and geographic feature updates and conclude with data product dissemination and coverage and quality measurement.

This is a living document that will be updated periodically to reflect modifications based on lessons learned and changes in strategies resulting from continued refinement of the approach to successfully conduct the 2020 Census.

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