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Sept 18 -- CNCS publishes summaries of initial public comments and its response on the proposed design of the 2021 Civic Engagement and Volunteering Supplement (CEV) to the Current Population Survey (CPS).  OMB will accept new comments through October 5. https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2020/09/18/2020-20222/agency-information-collection-activities-submission-to-the-office-of-management-and-budget-for
 
Sept 4 -- The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) has asked OMB to approve the 2021 Civic Engagement and Volunteering Supplement (CEV) to the Current Population Survey (CPS). Public comments to OMB are invited by October 5, 2020.  
 
CNCS has partnered with the U.S. Census to collect data and produced annual volunteering reports since 2002. CNCS is also mandated by the Serve America Act (2009) to produce an annual Civic health assessment in partnership with the National Conference on Citizenship. The proposed survey will be the only source of nationally representative data on the number of Americans who are active in their communities, through volunteering, social interactions, political activities and civic behaviors. These measures include a person’s interactions with family, friends and neighbors, participation in community events, informal interactions, communication with one another on issues of public concern, interactions with public and private institutions and political participation. The purpose of collecting data on civic engagement and volunteering is to provide scholars, government officials and policymakers with official government measurement on civic behaviors in the United States.
 
CNCS technical note on CEV: https://www.nationalservice.gov/vcla/technical-note
FR notice: https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2020/09/04/2020-19589/agency-information-collection-activities-submission-to-the-office-of-management-and-budget-for
CNCS submission to OMB: https://www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAViewICR?ref_nbr=202009-3045-001 -- Click IC List for survey instruments, View Supporting Statement for narrative.
 
Point of contact: Lisa Clement, Survey Director, Current Population & American Time Use Surveys  301-763-5482  lisa.a.clement@census.gov
 
For AEA members wishing to provide comments, "A Primer on How to Respond to Calls for Comment on Federal Data Collections" is available at https://www.aeaweb.org/content/file?id=5806

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