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Jan 2 -- The Bureau of the Census (Census Bureau) requests nominations of individuals to the Census Scientific Advisory Committee (CSAC or Committee). Please submit nominations by February 2, 2024.

The Census Scientific Advisory Committee:

-- advises the Director of the U.S. Census Bureau on the full range of Census Bureau programs and activities including communications, demographic, economic, field operations, geography, information technology, and statistics.
-- will address census policies, research and methodology, tests, operations, communications/messaging, and other activities to ascertain needs and best practices to improve censuses, surveys, operations, and programs.
-- will provide formal review and feedback on internal and external working papers, reports, and other documents related to the design and implementation of census programs and surveys.
-- consists of up to 21 members who are appointed by and serve at the discretion of the Director of the Census Bureau.
-- will convene twice per year, budget and environmental conditions permitting.
-- will use formal advisory committee meetings, webinars, working groups, and other means of review to accomplish its goals, consistent with the requirements of FACA.

Members will serve for a three-year term. All members will be evaluated at the conclusion of their first term with the prospect of renewal, pending Committee needs. Active attendance and participation in meetings and activities will be factors considered when determining term renewal or membership continuance. Members may be appointed for a second three-year term at the discretion of the Director.

Nominees must have scientific and technical expertise in such areas as communications, demographic, economic, field operations, geography, information technology, and statistics. Such knowledge and expertise are needed to provide advice and recommendations to the Director of the Census Bureau on the trends, uses, and application of scientific innovations and developments in relation to the full range of Census Bureau programs and activities. The Census Bureau is especially interested in receiving applications from persons with expertise in survey methodology, information technology, computer science and engineering, geography, psychology, business/finance, sociology, and marketing.

Individuals, groups, and/or organizations may submit nominations on behalf of individual candidates.

CSAC website: https://www.census.gov/about/cac/sac.html
FACA database profile: https://www.facadatabase.gov/FACA/s/FACACommittee/a10t0000001gzmjAAA/com000208
FRN: https://www.federalregister.gov/d/2023-28812

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