The Census Bureau postponed field operations and suspended hiring several times during the course of the pandemic. Those delays led the Trump administration to ask Congress to postpone deadlines to submit apportionment and redistricting data.
A senior Democratic Committee aide told Federal News Network that bureau officials expected internet self-response at this point would be around 36%, but so far, more than 45% of households have completed the online questionnaire.
Barely a week into the rollout of the 2020 Census, the Census Bureau has suspended all decennial hiring and onboarding until at least April 1, as part of its contingency planning amid the coronavirus pandemic.
A week out from the official start of the 2020 census, the bureau has ramped up its recruiting efforts for temporary, on-the-ground work that begins this spring.
An agency watchdog report has found Census Bureau systems failed to meet “peak recruiting demands” this summer – a claim that the bureau disputes.
The Census Bureau has shifted its focus for 2020 to scaling up operations to count more than 300 million people living in the United States.
In today’s Federal Newscast, an IG report said the FBI’s current notification system lacks complete and reliable data, making it harder for the agency to determine whether all cyber-crime victims had been informed.