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The Secretary of Commerce requests nominations of individuals to the Federal Economic Statistics Advisory Committee (FESAC). The FESAC advises the Directors of the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) and the Census Bureau, as well as the Commissioner of the Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) on statistical methodology and other technical matters related to the design, collection, tabulation, and analysis of federal economic statistics.

Aspects of FESAC responsibilities include:

a. Recommending research to address important technical problems arising in federal economic statistics;

b. Identifying areas in which better coordination of the agencies' activities would be beneficial;

c. Exploring ways to enhance the agencies' economic indicators to make them timelier, more accurate, and more specific to meeting changing demands and future data needs;

d. Improving the means, methods, and techniques to obtain economic information needed to produce current and future economic indicators; and

e. Coordinating, in its identification of agenda items, with other existing academic advisory committees chartered to provide agency-specific advice, for the purpose of avoiding duplication of effort.

Nominations are due April 12. More information available at https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/03/13/2019-04533/request-for-nominations-of-members-to-serve-on-the-federal-economic-statistics-advisory-committee

The FESAC website is https://www.census.gov/fesac/

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