Early census operations starting

Workers will be on neighborhood streets using GPS handheld computers

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— The U.S. Census Bureau will launch a massive operation beginning next week to verify and update more than 145 million addresses as it prepares to conduct the 2010 census.

Although the count is still a year away, workers will be going door to door, verifying addresses to ensure the accuracy of next year's census delivery lists.

For the first time ever, field staff will be using GPS-enabled handheld computers to make census delivery lists as accurate as possible.

Steps have been taken to make sure that these workers with handhelds are easy to recognize. Every temporary census employee will have an official identification badge with the employee's signature and an expiration date.

They also will carry a tote bag with the words census 2010 and will have an identification card for the inside of their car.

Whenever possible, workers have been hired directly from local communities where they are familiar with the neighborhoods and with the people who live in them.

"A complete and accurate address list is the cornerstone of a successful census," said Cathy Illian, Director of the Denver Regional Census Center. "Work done by our field staff in early operations updates the address list for the delivery of next year's questionnaires. This ensures more people receive their forms and more people return them."

The GPS-enabled handheld computers will help ensure geographic accuracy. The ability to capture GPS coordinates for most of the nation's housing units will greatly reduce the number of coding questions caused by paper maps in previous counts. This further increases the accuracy of delivery lists.

One of the largest community-mobilization efforts of the decade, census work is completed in communities and benefits local residents. Through the lifecycle of the 2010 Decennial Census, it will employ workers for thousands of temporary, full- and part-time positions working in neighborhoods throughout the ten state Denver Region.

Nationally, $300 billion in federal funding each year will come back to local areas based in part on census data. Dollars will be used for roads, schools, education, housing and other community-based projects.

All census information collected, including addresses, are confidential and protected by law.

The U.S. Census Bureau, and all workers, are bound by law to protect the confidential information collected. Staff members also receive extensive Title 13 training on confidentiality and are sworn to secrecy.

A violation of that oath is punishable by a fine of as much as $250,000 and as many as five years in jail.

The 2010 Census is the largest peacetime operation conducted by the federal government and is the basis for the reapportionment of congressional seats in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Comments

taxslave 5 years, 8 months ago

Sen. DeMint....."National Service Act"

They passed it anyways....Monday

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lonelyone 5 years, 8 months ago

She's a child of the 60's where everyone in authority was a bad person and you rebelled aginst them, while smoking dope and doing whatever you felt like! At that time, all the free lovers never liked anyone who might have any control and you never believed anything they said and you gave them no info on yourself because they might send you off to war or something. They were called the"ESTABLISHMENT" and you never trusted anything they had to say. It appears to me she still feels this way. And she may have good reason to???

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taxslave 5 years, 8 months ago

I read legislation and I can add. It doesn't take a whole lot to know things are not as they appear.

I've uploaded plenty of information. It's up to the individual to decide for themselves.

But when congress/president signs legislation it becomes law and late monday night the senate passed the D R A F T....call it what you want, the give act my butt...it's mandatory, service done in any country THEY say.

You've all be HAD...mandatory service begins in middle school....the police and schools will be federalized.....just watch. also, no more 401K.....they'll take the rest here soon too.

If you're caught up in American Idle.....you're in trouble...but that's exactly where the BORG wants you.

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taxslave 5 years, 8 months ago

Heads up people....it's not just a censes.....they are going to ask to come into your house and even ask how much money you make and where you work.

This isn't what you think it is. They'll tell you "it's the law".

remember, name, rank, and no serial number......tom the dad, one wife, two kids, that equals four...bye bye

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rockstar 5 years, 8 months ago

taxslave:

Moffat County never has an accurate census because of reponses like that. Income, family status, age, etc. are important demographics for Moffat County to have its best shot at grant money and funding for programs that reflect our true community.

I don't think it's a conspiracy - I think it's important to actually know what the make-up of our area truly is. Right now, I doubt that illegal aliens are represented accurately, but if everybody's afraid to give any information to the bureau, then we'll continue to live here thinking our Hispanic population is a third of what it really is.

Why do you think it's such an evil project?

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taxslave 5 years, 8 months ago

Have any of you read the "Give" Act...HR1377...anyone? and yes, they did criminalize "organice" gardening and are taxing the farm animals lik 150/head for carbon tax to UN.

I don't drink kool-aid.

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