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									                   Census of Governments
                    and Related Programs
                          Governments Division
                      Economic Programs Directorate
                          U.S. Census Bureau

     Presented at McCormick SRI: Going Deep with
    Census Bureau Demographic and Economic Data
                                        June 18, 2011
Disclaimer: This report is released to inform interested parties of research and to encourage discussion of
work in progress. The views expressed are those of the author and not necessarily those of the U.S.
Census Bureau.


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Census of Governments Programs




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Census of Governments Programs




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What is a Government?
Census Bureau Definition




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Types of
Governments
Measured and Defined




     Source: 2007 Census of Governments


Unit Based not Establishment Based

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Diversity of Governments




Source: 2007 Census of Governments




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The Many Layers of
American Government




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Periodicity of Data Products




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Census of Governments:
Three Main Components
Government Organization
 • Number of and Type
 • Characteristics of Local Governments by State and Type
Government Employment
 • Number of Employees Part-Time and Full-Time
 • One Month Payroll
Government Finance
 •   Revenues              • Taxes
 •   Expenditures          • Pensions
 •   Indebtedness
 •   Cash and Securities

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Government Organization




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Organization:
Data Collection
Reference Period: Status as of October 11, 2011

Survey of Local Governments in the United States
 • Identification of Government
 • Basic Functions/Activities of Each Government
 • Collection of Information from State Auditors and
   Comptrollers
Legal Research
 • Core Government Executive, Legislative, and Judicial
 • Dependent Agencies – Component Units
 • Jointly Governed Activities

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Organization:
Content and Products
Counts of Local Governments
 • By State-Area
 • By Type of Government
 • First Release in August 2012

Individual State Description
 • Information on Local Government Powers and Organization
 • By State-Area
 • Released in Summer 2013
http://www.census.gov/govs/go/


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Government Employment




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Public Employment:
Data Collection
Reference Period: Pay-Period Including March 12

Standard Weekly Hours Worked for Full-Time


Pay-Period Intervals for Full-Time and Part-Time


Full-Time and Part-Time Employees and Payroll by
Functional Activity (25 Categories – Police Protection,
Education, Fire Protection, etc.)


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Public Employment:
Data Collection
State Governments – Central (Single Point) Collection
• Electronic Reporting in 45 States
• Mail Canvass in 5 States

Local Governments

• School Data Provided Centrally in FL, NC, ND, WA
• Electronic Administrative Records Provided by 13 Large
  Local Governments (e.g., NYC)
• Rest Collected by Mail Canvass
• Internet Reporting Option for all Forms

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Public Employment:
Content and Products
Census of Governments
•   National Aggregates for Employees and Payroll by Function
•   State-Area Aggregates
•   State-by-Type of Government
•   2012 Data Released Fall 2013
Annual Survey of Public Employment and Payroll
• National Aggregates for Employees and Payroll by Function
• State-Area Aggregates
• 2010 Data Released in August 2011
http://www.census.gov/govs/apes/


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Government Finance




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Government Finance:
Data Collection
Reference Period: Fiscal Years Ending Between July 1,
and June 30

Measures
 •   Revenues by Type
 •   Expenditures by Character, Object, and Function
 •   Indebtedness by Term
 •   Cash and Security Holdings by Purpose
 •   Taxes
 •   Pensions
Does Not Measure
 • Programs
 • Funds
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Government Finance:
Data Collection
Compilation from Administrative Records

 • 50 State Governments
 • Largest County and City Governments
 • Combination of Central Accounting System Records and
   Financial Reports from Multiple Component Units

Data for Nearly 15,000 School Districts from State
Government Data Coordinators




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Government Finance:
Data Collection
Direct Collection
 • Mail Canvass to all Local Governments and Retirement
   Systems
 • Internet Reporting Option for all Forms

Joint Census Bureau-State Government Data Collection
(Central Collection)
 •   Electronic Administrative Record Files from 12 States
 •   Joint Census Bureau/State Collection Instruments
 •   State Form as Collection Instrument
 •   Internet Collection Tool

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Government Finance:
Content and Products
Census of Governments

• National Aggregates for Revenues, Expenditures, Indebtedness,
  and Cash and Securities, Taxes, and Pensions, Education
• State-Area Aggregates, Taxes, Pensions
• State-by-Type of Government

Annual Surveys of State and Local Government Finances

• National Aggregates for Revenues, Expenditures, Indebtedness,
  and Cash and Securities, Taxes, Pensions, Education
• State-Area Aggregates

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Government Finance:
Content and Products
Census of Governments and Annual Survey Data:
Multiple Products
• State Government Tax Collections – FY 2010 Data Released
  in March 2011
• State Government Finance – FY 2009 Data Released
  January 2011
• State and Local Government Public-Employee Retirement
  Systems – FY 2009 Data Released April 2011
• Finances of Independent School Districts – 2009 Released
  May 2011
• Local Government Finances – FY 2008 Data Released June
  2010

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Government Finance:
Content and Products
Public-Employee Retirement Systems

• Included in State and Local Finance
• Provides Additional Details on Financial Asset Holdings by
  Type
• Available for Census of Governments, Annual, and Quarterly
  (for Selected Systems)

State and Local Government Tax Revenues
• 25 Tax Categories
• State Government Tax Revenues – Annual and Quarterly
• State and Local Tax Revenues – Available Quarterly

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Government Finance:
Content and Products
Public Education Finances
•   Tax Revenues
•   Capital Outlay
•   Indebtedness
•   Per-Pupil Spending
State and Local Finance
• Type of Revenues
• Functional Expenditures
Each Data Product is Included in the Total State and Local
Finances – Final Product to be Released

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Government Finance:
Content and Products – Quarterly
Quarterly Summary of State and Local Government Tax
Revenues
 • Released Within About 3 Months Following the Reference
   Period – 1st Quarter 2011 Released Late June 2011
 • National Estimates for Property, Sales, Income Taxes
 • State Government Taxes for all 25 Tax Categories

Finances of Selected Public-Employee Retirement
Systems
 • Released Within About 3 Months Following the Reference
   Period – 1st Quarter 2011 Released Late June 2011
 • Financial Holdings of 100 Largest Public Pension Systems


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Data Products




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Governments Data
www.census.gov/govs/




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 Demo getting
government data




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Data Releases
Over the Next 12 Months
Census of Governments Component            Tentative Release Date

2009 Education Finance                     May 2011
1st Quarter 2011 – Taxes and Retirement    June 2011
2010 Public Employment and Payroll         August 2011
2nd Quarter 2011 – Taxes and Retirement    September 2011
2009 State and Local Government Finance    October 2011
2010 State Government Finance              December 2011
3rd Quarter 2011 – Taxes and Retirement    December 2011
2010 State Government Retirement Systems   January 2012
2011 State Government Tax Collections      March 2012
4th Quarter 2011 – Taxes and Retirement    March 2012

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What Story Do These Data Tell?
Recent News on Governments




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                        Thank You



Christopher Pece
Senior Technical Advisor
Governments Division
christopher.pece@census.gov
301-763-3030

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