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Accession Number PB2013-109858
Title Government Master Address File and Government Units Survey: What We Have Learned and Implemented.
Publication Date Mar 2012
Media Count 18p
Personal Author D. Coaxum R. Reeder
Abstract The Governments Division of the U.S. Census Bureau is responsible for maintaining a universe of state and local governments. This maintenance process involves tracking changes in the existence status of government units, maintaining current contact information, and ensuring complete and unduplicated universe coverage. The quality of this universe directly impacts the quality of the surveys that use the universe as a frame. Therefore, the Division continues to develop ways to improve the survey universe. Two recent initiatives launched by the Division to improve the universe of state and local governments are the development of a new database system, the Governments Master Address File (GMAF), and a new directory survey, the Government Units Survey (GUS). This paper outlines the development of the GMAF, which at its completion will house the universe of state and local governments and their dependent agencies and the GUS, which is part of the 2012 Census of Governments.
Keywords Addresses
Census
Data base management
Directories
Federal government
Files
Local government
Quality
State government
Surveys
Tracking

 
Source Agency Department of Commerce, Bureau of Census
NTIS Subject Category 92 - Behavior & Society
70F - Public Administration & Government
70B - Management Practice
Corporate Author Bureau of the Census, Washington, DC. Governments Div.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note N/A
NTIS Issue Number 1322
Contract Number N/A

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