The Committee on National Statistics (CNSTAT) was established in 1972 at the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine to provide an independent review of federal statistical activities. The mission of the committee is to advise federal agencies based on the best scientific knowledge and practice. The committee's goal is to improve statistical methods and the information used to create public policy. Listed below are reports from the Committee on National Statistics that advise BLS on improvements to our programs.
In its role as coordinator of the Federal statistical system under the Paperwork Reduction Act, the U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB) ensures the system's efficiency and effectiveness. OMB oversees the principles, policies, standards, and guidance for developing, presenting, and distributing Federal statistical products. OMB's Office of the Chief Statistician, within the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, relies on public comment and subject-matter experts. These experts serve on Interagency Technical Working Groups across the Federal government to identify areas where existing OMB policies or guidance may be out of date, are unclear, or are not sufficient for coordinating Federal statistics. Listed below are reports from these working groups that advise BLS on improvements to our programs.
Last Modified Date: September 2, 2021