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Solicitation of Applications for American Community Survey (ACS) Data Users Group Steering Committee

When: November 29 - December 6, 2012

      

ATTENTION: AMERICAN COMMUNITY SURVEY DATA USERS

We are pleased to announce the establishment of an ACS Data Users Group and Steering Committee. Through a competitive acquisitions selection process, our Sabre Systems team was chosen to manage this initiative. The U.S. Census Bureau provides funding and oversight for this initiative.

The purpose of the new American Community Survey (ACS) Data Users Group is to improve understanding of the value and utility of ACS data. The ACS Data Users Group will be led by a Steering Committee comprised of selected external stakeholders representing a broad spectrum of data users with different interests. The Steering Committee will provide leadership to facilitate ongoing discussion and exchange about ACS data issues through an external website, webinars, workshops, conference presentations, and several ACS Data Users Conferences. The ACS Data Users Group will not play a role in advising the Census Bureau or advocating to the Census Bureau on behalf of ACS data users.

We are looking for enthusiastic ACS data experts to serve on the Steering Committee for this Data Users Group, which is currently funded through May of 2015. Steering Committee members will participate in one in-person meeting and three virtual meetings per year, and attend two ACS Data Users Conferences. The in-person meetings and conferences will be held in Washington, DC. Steering Committee members will be reimbursed for travel expenses.

If you are interested in being considered for membership on the Steering Committee, please complete your application online at: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/ACS_Steering_Commitee_Application. The deadline for applications is Thursday, December 6, 2012, by 6:00 p.m. EST. We will notify all applicants before the end of December when our selection process is complete. If you have questions about the Steering Committee or the application process, please contact Linda Jacobsen, Vice President of Domestic Programs at the Population Reference Bureau, at ljacobsen@prb.org or at 202-939-5414.

Linda Jacobsen, Population Reference Bureau
Mark Mather, Population Reference Bureau
Edward Spar, Sabre Systems, Inc.
James Gibbs, Sabre Systems, Inc.