Posts Tagged ‘2010 Census’

May’s Job Numbers Go Up,Obama Counts On The Census,Federal Hand Jobs

June 4, 2010

HYATTSVILLE, Md. (AP) – President Barack Obama says the addition of 431,000 new jobs in May shows “the economy is getting stronger by the day.” Thanks to hand jobs..

Speaking at a trucking company outside Washington, Obama embraced the Labor Department’s new employment snapshot, released Friday morning. A burst of census hiring lifted payrolls last month, and the unemployment rate dipped to 9.7 percent.

Obama notes that the economy has seen job gains for five straight months after devastating losses from the recession. He says the recovery is still in its early stages, and that it will be uneven in the months ahead.

The president says that even though the census jobs are only temporary, private sector hiring is growing, too.

 95% of these new May  jobs are Federal .. Obama is  counting on the Census to create more jobs. New Employee hand job…


The Eye View Census.Count Them On The Go

May 31, 2010

TACOMA, Wash. – Paulo Sergio Alfaro-Sanchez, an illegal immigrant being held at a detention center  in Washington state, had no idea that the federal government would count him in the census.

No one gave him a census form. No one told him his information would be culled from the center’s records.

But counted he was, along with other illegal immigrants facing deportation in detention centers across the country — about 30,000 people on any given day, according to U.S. Immigration and Customs and Enforcement.

By the time the census delivers the total tallies to the state and federal government, most of the immigrants will be long gone. But because the population snapshot determines the allocation of federal dollars, those in custody could help bring money to the towns, cities and counties in Texas, Arizona, Washington and Georgia where the country’s biggest and newest facilities are located.

“I think the irony, if there’s any irony, is that the locality is what’s going to benefit, because you have a detention center in a particular city where people have been brought from different parts of the region, and that community will benefit,” said Arturo Vargas, executive director of National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials, an organization that has pushed Latinos to participate in the census.

Based on the 2010  Federal  Census strategy, Eye View suggests counting all people traveling in US  international airports.. Count Them on the Go…Brilliant…

2010 Census..Count On Joe To Count Our Jobs

May 26, 2010

Census.. Another One Bites The Dust

May 21, 2010

A woman was shot by two police officers late Thursday in south Yuba City, CA  after she approached them with a shotgun and refused to put down her weapon, according to a department press release.

Victoria Helen Roger-Vasselin, 67, was shot by two Yuba City officers and pronounced dead at the scene.

Police were called to the 700 block of Mariner Loop after a census worker was confronted by residents who pointed a firearm at the worker and said they would not answer any questions.

When officers arrived, a man answered the door armed with a handgun. As the officers dealt with him, Roger-Vasselin approached with a shotgun and ignored the officers’ orders to put down the weapon. She advanced and continued to point the shotgun at the officers in a threatening manner, at which point the officers fired their service weapons.

Neighbors said Victoria, before she was killed by police, told the Census worker that her luxury  houseboat did not fall within the jurisdiction of the Census… The Census Worker called in for clarification but everyone was at lunch or break. Victoria’s husband said he was upstairs in his study at the time, but was able to see everything..



Volunteer Census Worker.. Was That Wrong??

May 10, 2010

LOUISVILLE (WHAS11) – A volunteer Census worker who made his rounds earlier this week is now accused of returning to a physically handicapped woman’s home this weekend and beating her and raping her.

WHAS11’s Adrianna Hopkins was in Pekin, Indiana on Sunday where the crime happened, and spoke to the neighbors and friends of both the victim, and the accused.

“I had no reason to be afraid or anything of him,” said Debbie Bishop. “He was just a nice ordinary person.”

That’s what Bishop thought last Tuesday when she met Daniel Miller. The self-employed tile-layer and volunteer Census worker drove up her road, stopping at the homes listed on his Census forms.

The two had a short conversation and she answered all of his Census questions.

“He just seemed really nice, he was actually he was over friendly,” Bishop said

Miller stated, “Was that wrong? Should I not have done that? I tell you, I gotta plead ignorance on this thing, because if anyone had said anything to me at all when I first started here that that sort of thing is frowned upon… you know, cause I’ve worked in a lot of offices, and I tell you, people do that all the time.”


Census Worker Carjacked..Said He Didn’t Count On This

May 10, 2010

A Census Bureau worker was the victim of a carjacking in Hamden, and the suspect is just 14-years-old.

The 50-year-old Hamden resident was sitting in his car, clearly marked with a Census Bureau sign, on Hamden Park Drive Thursday around 6:00 p.m., according to police.

The victim told police the teen came up to him with a gun and ordered him out of the car, then stole money from him.

Jumping in the car, the teen sped away, but returned a short time later and ordered the victim to drive him to the First Street area, police said.

The teen jumped out of the car at First Street and fled on foot.

Working with several leads, police arrested the 14-year-old suspect around 9:00 p.m. Thursday night.

In a strange incident, the Census employee said he was interrupted while taking a short nap in his vehicle. He stated after having my car stolen,” I decided to stand there and take my mandatory lunch break until further notification.” Police are still unclear why the 14 year old returned to highjack the census employee. The 14 year- old suspect claims he was too young to legally drive, and wanted the 50 year old to drive him.

The Census worker stated, “this wasn’t covered in my 5 week training class and will file suit against the government and Toyota”.

2010 Census..Let the Adventure Begin..A Letter From The Boss

May 6, 2010

Welcome to the 2010 Census! You are the heart of the operations for the second half of the census. To everyone you meet as an enumerator, you are also the face of the US Federal government. It’s a big responsibility; you must treat everyone with respect, even though not everyone will treat you with similar respect.Our “customers” are those who have not yet been counted. You’ll probably meet some people with very little understanding of the census, and some with very deep understanding. Each person will have their own perspective on what we’re asking of them. Listening to what they have to say is an important step for you to effectively communicate our message to them.

You’re probably working in neighborhoods around your own home, but may have assignments in parts that aren’t as familiar to you. One of the interesting things in the job is meeting people you ordinarily would not know. It’s an adventure; remember to enjoy that part of the job.

What you are doing is real public service. A census is a good thing for the society. You are part of history in the making, at the core of something that has been done only 22 other times since the founding of the republic. You should feel proud; your family should be proud of your contribution to the common good.

Thank you.

Categories:Non-response Follow UP



Barbara Rogers said… I ran out of paper thingys.. where can I pick up more..
Lara Stephens said…Thank you for the warm welcome!  My car broke down who do I call
Kate Rogers said…A big welcome to all of our newest enumerators, crew leaders, & FOSs!  – help I need backup.. I have code 333..code 333….. pitbulls on the porch
Martha Wamunyu said…Thanks we hit the road on Monday in Dallas n everything is going smooth. Do we get a gas card or do we pay for our own gas?.. If so, one trip to the house or I make stuff up….
Allison Huyett said…oh! I have this technique I call flagging: When there has been no response, I get one of those little flags 3×5 that are 50 cents, or some item like a USA pin, or how about those fabulous 2010 Census tablets, and I leave that at the door with my appt card. It says You’ve been flagged. It cheers some people up and it’s appropriate gift and it is a nice surprise!
Bill Johnson said Allison are you insane??? You do that and you’ll you’ll be flagged and f’***ed.
Red, White and Blue said…oh the card above does not say you’ve been flagged, the act of giving the flag says “you’ve been flagged.’  you idiot…
ah said…Sunday afternoons best time for apartments in cities, those very unknown types of places, I find. Saturdays 10-12 has been good for me; Adrienne says she never has luck at that hour, she does better after lunch. BTW can we carry guns????
Hank Jones said…Don Scott knows something about playing neighbors off against each other.In locked apartment buildings: for heaven’s sake take the manager a gift, the best field tested gift is post- it notes with their first or last initial, the nice 3M ones cost a lot. The dollar store and Michaels and A.C. Moore have nice personal note pads. The Crackwhores really like these.
Phyllis Jones said… I have Mexicans living in the back of trucks.. Do I count them?? Its hard, they run in all directions…
May I be excused for a moment please? said…another thing that can help with the reluctant respondent is to talk about anything BUT the survey or census and ask about their flowers, kids  or something. . I know all about this I sold kitchen knives door to door before, trust me.. it really really works….
Bill Adams said…Dr. Groves,This is my 5th decennial census working in one capacity or another. . You are “spot on” when you state all the answers were not covered in your training.
Does a storage shed count as a house? I have families living in storage sheds.

Eye View does Occams Razor…. I can go either way

April 20, 2010

There were 784,764 U.S. residents who described their race as white and black in the last census. But that number didn’t include Laura Martin, whose father is black and mother is white.

“I’ve always just checked black on my form,” said Martin, a 29-year-old university employee in Las Vegas. She grew up surrounded by black family and friends, listening to black music and active in black causes — “So I’m black.”

Nor did it include Steve Bumbaugh, a 43-year-old foundation director in Los Angeles, who also has a black father and white mother. “It’s not as if I’d have been able to drink out of the white and colored water fountains during Jim Crow,” he said. “And I most assuredly would have been a slave. As far as I’m concerned, that makes me black.”

Friday was the deadline to mail 2010 census forms. Although the results are expected to show an increase in the number of multiracial people, some African-Americans with one white parent are deciding to simply “stay black.”

This is only the second census to allow people to identify themselves by more than one race. About 7 million people, or 2.4 percent of the U.S. population, chose that option in 2000.

Exhibit A is President Barack Obama. He declined to check the box for “white” on his census form, despite his mother’s well-known whiteness.

Obama offered no explanation, but Leila McDowell has an idea.

“Put a hoodie on him and have him walk down an alley, and see how biracial he is then,” said McDowell, vice president of communications for the NAACP. Put a polo shirt on him and see how biracial he looks at Harvard…

“In the Illinois state Senate, Senator Obama voted 130 times ‘present.’ That’s not yes, that’s not no.

Occams razor, is  the conclusion, that the simplest solution is usually the correct…


If you like the Census Plan… you will love the Health Care Plan

April 8, 2010

As the U.S. census nears its final stages, the government is preparing for possible debacles that could derail its $15 billion head count, from mass identity theft and lawsuits to homeowners who refuse to answer their doors.

Census Bureau documents, obtained by The Associated Press, underscore the highly fragile nature of the high-stakes population count before the government dispatches some 700,000 temporary workers to visit homes, beginning in May. “Considering the volume of data that the Bureau of Census gathers during the census, some loss of confidential data is bound to occur,” one document bluntly states.

Placing a cap on costs if immigrants try to evade the count, the response plan notes that a census worker will attempt to visit a home six times at most – or fewer, if a resident makes clear he won’t cooperate – before the worker questions neighbors to get the information.If that fails, the Census Bureau will statistically impute data based on characteristics of neighboring households.

Other potential risks include:

Information technology breakdowns. A key software system used to schedule, deploy and pay census takers is full of defects, and its ability to handle a massive payroll of more than 600,000 temporary employees who begin work in May remains in doubt.

Lawsuits. Census officials are calling it “relatively certain” that they will be sued by at least one state that just misses gaining an additional U.S. House seat.

 Mass retirements. A significant number of Census Bureau employees are now eligible to retire, and the 2010 count could be in peril if there is a mass exodus during peak census periods.

“With these things, anything can turn on a dime, implode and impact our ability to recruit staff and gain cooperation,” Arnold Jackson, the bureau’s associate director for the decennial census, said in an interview. “We also remain terribly concerned about safety.”

If you like this  Census Plan you will love the Health Care Plan…… Maybe the Census should just count the illegals when they show up for “free health care”.

Moody Eye Time Machine… Skip To the Ending…IT Problems Put Accuracy of Census at Risk, Say Government Auditors

March 29, 2010

Information technology problems at the U.S. Census Bureau could cause inaccuracies in this year’s constitutionally mandated count of the U.S. population, according to government auditors.
The Census Bureau is specifically having problems with two IT systems.  One is the Paper-Based Operational Control System (PBOC), which is the computer database where Census Bureau field operatives upload the data they collect from people who did not mail responses to the bureau. 
The second is the Decennial Applicant Personnel and Payroll System (DAPPS), which is the system used to keep track of, and pay, the more than 600,000 temporary federal workers who help conduct the Census operations.

During the hearing, Goldenkoff warned that “little time is left” to correct the IT problems that affect the NRFU.
Goldenkoff pointed out that not addressing the IT problems could result in the Census costing more than the estimated $14.7 billion figure.
“It certainly will affect cost if you want to be totally precise about it,” Goldenkoff told

Fast forward… Can’t read the doctors prescription/ can’t pay the doctors correctly/can’t stay on budget/can’t provide precision.. coming to a clinic near you…..