The U.S. Census Bureau holds an economic census during every year ending in 2 or 7, and that means 2017 is an economic census year.
Speaking at a recent American Payroll Association conference, Census Bureau rep Kari Klinedinst outlined some of the facts you should be aware of for the coming census.
First up: The Bureau is scheduling with 15 in mind. It wants to have:
- a census launch date of 1/15/18
- a free webinar on 2/15/18, and
- a deadline of 3/15/18.
Even though those dates are a few months away, Klinedinst recommends getting prepared now. She suggests reviewing past census questions to anticipate how much time you’ll need.
A glimpse at the future
Changes to note include:
- the census will no longer be on paper, and you won’t be able to download software, and
- the Bureau will mail instructions for creating personal accounts to folks in Finance departments.