Census

GovExec Daily: Government Trends for 2022

Deloitte's William D. Eggers joins the podcast to discuss a new report.

Census Recounts Fail to Account for COVID Chaos, Cities Say

The nation’s four largest cities are among those requesting more leeway to challenge undercounts.

DOJ Will Not Prosecute Trump Officials After IG Referred Findings of False Testimony on Census

Investigators verified that former Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross misled Congress, but the Justice Department said it won't pursue prosecution.

Biden’s Census Nominee Pledges to Help Agency, Employees Recover From Tumultuous 2020

Director-designate says bureau suffered due to Trump's interference and pandemic's disruption.

Census Delay Spells Election Chaos for States

Some states already have decided to use outdated data for redistricting.

Census Workers From Across the U.S. Are Raising Big Concerns about This Year’s Count

Workers say poor training, a cascade of shifting deadlines and clunky technology produced confusion on the ground. Now, a lawsuit and several government reports are echoing their claims.

Shortened Census Led to an Incomplete Count in Some Areas

Parts of Louisiana and the Navajo Nation face the biggest gaps.

Census Pulls Back on Year-End Delivery Commitment, Pushes Decision to Career Staff

Rushing in an effort to truncate the data processing timeline has "some risks," bureau official admits.

Appeals Court Rejects Trump Administration's Renewed Efforts to End Census Early

Judges say the administration's argument was "barebones," but Supreme Court fight still possible.

GovExec Daily: The Census Deadline

Eric Katz joins the podcast to discuss the Census Bureau's work on the 2020 count.

'Nobody Knows What's Going On': Census Workers Decry Chaos as Trump Administration Challenges Court Order

Census enumerators say they have received inconsistent messages and workloads in recent days despite court order to keep count going.

Court Orders Census to Continue Counting People Past Trump Administration's Sept. 30 Deadline

The bureau will have through Oct. 31 to finish its enumeration under the injunction, though an appeal is expected.

'We’ve All Started Calling it “the Senseless” '

Workers say the census’ tailor-made app, designed by a company with a poor track record with the Census Bureau, is inefficient and buggy. The problems have made them question whether the app was tested rigorously.