2020 Census: Actions Needed to Improve Census Bureau's Process for Working with Governments to Build Address List, Report to Congressional Requesters   [open pdf - 3MB]

From the GAO [Government Accountability Office] Highlights: "A complete address list is a cornerstone of the Bureau's effort to conduct an accurate census. LUCA [Local Update of Census Addresses] is one of several operations the Bureau uses to produce its address list. It gives tribal, state, and local governments the opportunity to review the address list for their areas and provide the Bureau with any updates before the census. GAO was asked to review the status of LUCA, including its effect on other operations, as well as LUCA's overall effectiveness and necessity. This report examines (1) LUCA's status and its likely effects on 2020 field operations, and (2) what considerations the Bureau and other stakeholders could use to reexamine LUCA for 2030. GAO reviewed Bureau plans, analyzed data from LUCA participation and the Bureau's review of submissions, and held 9 discussions on a possible reexamination of LUCA with relevant Bureau officials, a council representing participating governments, and census data subject matter specialists."

Report Number:
GAO-20-17; Government Accountability Office-20-17
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Government Accountability Office: http://www.gao.gov/
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