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DOL - 33450 - Bureau of Labor Statistics Data Users Advisory Committee - Agency Authority
Hide Section - GENERAL INFORMATION

GENERAL INFORMATION

Committee NameBureau of Labor Statistics Data Users Advisory CommitteeAgency NameDepartment of Labor
Fiscal Year2020Committee Number33450
Original Establishment Date Committee StatusChartered
Actual Termination Date Committee URLhttps://www.bls.gov/advisory/duac.htm
New Committee This FYNoPresidential Appointments*No
Terminated This FYNoMax Number of Members*20
Current Charter Date10/11/2018Designated Fed Officer Position Title*Associate Commissioner
Date Of Renewal Charter10/11/2020Designated Federal Officer PrefixMr.
Projected Termination Date Designated Federal Officer First Name*Michael
Exempt From Renewal*NoDesignated Federal Officer Middle Name
Specific Termination AuthorityDesignated Federal Officer Last Name*Levi
Establishment Authority*Agency AuthorityDesignated Federal Officer Suffix
Specific Establishment Authority*Agency AuthorityDesignated Federal Officer Phone*(202) 691-5100
Effective Date Of Authority*10/4/2007Designated Federal Officer Fax*(202) 691-5899
Exempt From EO 13875 Discretionary CmteNot ApplicableDesignated Federal Officer Email*levi.michael@bls.gov
Committee Type*Continuing
Presidential*No
Committee Function*Non Scientific Program Advisory Board
Hide Section - RECOMMENDATION/JUSTIFICATIONS

RECOMMENDATION/JUSTIFICATIONS

Agency Recommendation*Continue
Legislation to Terminate RequiredNot Applicable
Legislation StatusNot Applicable
How does cmte accomplish its purpose?*The Data Users Advisory Committee (DUAC) functions as an advisory body to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) of the U.S. Department of Labor. The committee provides advice on technical matters related to the analysis and use of the Bureau’s statistics from the points of view of data users from various sectors of the U.S. economy, including the labor, business, research, academic and government communities. It gives particular attention to data dissemination and product innovations. The specific topics examined are selected by the agency in consultation with the committee chairperson. The committee provides advice in response to presentations from agency staff regarding current issues being addressed by the agency. Typically, the DUAC provides this advice during committee meetings.
How is membership balanced?*Committee members are persons with demonstrated professional and personal qualifications, whose experience as BLS data users cover the major program areas of the Bureau: employment, unemployment, wages, working conditions, prices, and productivity.
How frequent & relevant are cmte mtgs?*Typically, the DUAC meets twice yearly, in the spring and the fall, to discuss technical issues related to the analysis and use of BLS data. The topics addressed during the meetings are selected by senior BLS staff in consultation with the committee chairperson. The substantial involvement of senior agency executives in the formulation of meeting agendas is evidence of the relevance of the meetings.
Why advice can't be obtained elsewhere?*The DUAC is needed to provide advice on the statistical analysis and use of BLS data from a customer perspective. BLS data must satisfy a number of criteria, including consistently high statistical quality, accuracy, relevance to current social and economic issues, timeliness in reflecting today's rapidly changing economic conditions, and impartiality in subject matter and presentation. BLS products must ultimately be judged by their usefulness to the end user community. The DUAC is a significant source of advice on BLS priorities from a broad range of data users, such as suggestions concerning the addition of new programs, changes in the emphasis of existing programs or cessation of obsolete programs, and advice on innovations in data dissemination and presentation.
Why close or partially close meetings?Not Applicable
Recommendation RemarksNone.
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PERFORMANCE MEASURES

Outcome Improvement To Health Or Safety*NoAction Reorganize Priorities*No
Outcome Trust In GovernmentYesAction Reallocate ResourcesNo
Outcome Major Policy ChangesNoAction Issued New RegulationsNo
Outcome Advance In Scientific ResearchNoAction Proposed LegislationNo
Outcome Effective Grant MakingNoAction Approved Grants Or Other PaymentsNo
Outcome Improved Service DeliveryYesAction OtherYes
Outcome Increased Customer SatisfactionYesAction CommentNot Applicable
Outcome Implement Laws/Reg RequirementsNoGrants Review*No
Outcome OtherNoNumber Of Grants Reviewed0
Outcome CommentNot ApplicableNumber Of Grants Recommended0
Cost Savings*Unable to DetermineDollar Value Of Grants Recommended$0.00
Cost Savings CommentThe DUAC provides advice to BLS from the points of view of data users. The benefits are difficult to quantify because they accrue to BLS customers in the form of better data products.Grants Review CommentNot Applicable
Number Of Recommendations*36Access Contact Designated Fed. Officer*Yes
Number Of Recommendations CommentThere were no meetings held in Fiscal Year 2020, so there are no recommendations to report.Access Agency WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented*100.00%Access Committee WebsiteNo
% of Recs Fully Implemented CommentAccess GSA FACA WebsiteYes
% of Recs Partially Implemented*0.00%Access PublicationsNo
% of Recs Partially Implemented CommentAccess OtherNo
Agency Feedback*YesAccess CommentContact the DFO.
Agency Feedback Comment*Ongoing feedback is scheduled as an agenda item at upcoming meetings.Narrative Description*The Data User Advisory Committee supports the mission and strategic plan of the Bureau of Labor Statistics by providing advice on the statistical analysis and use of BLS data from a customer perspective. BLS data must satisfy a number of criteria, including consistently high statistical quality, accuracy, relevance to current social and economic issues, timeliness in reflecting today's rapidly changing economic conditions, and impartiality in subject matter and presentation. BLS products must ultimately be judged by their usefulness to the end user community. The DUAC membership represents a balance of expertise across the broad range of BLS program areas including employment and unemployment statistics, occupational safety and health statistics, compensation measures, price indexes, and productivity measures.
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COSTS

Payments to Non-Federal Members*$0.00Est Payments to Non-Fed Members Next FY*$0.00
Payments to Federal Members*$0.00Est. Payments to Fed Members Next FY*$0.00
Payments to Federal Staff*$135,000.00Estimated Payments to Federal Staff*$70,000.00
Payments to Consultants*$0.00Est. Payments to Consultants Next FY*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Non-Federal Members*$0.00Est Travel Reimb Non-Fed Members nextFY*$12,000.00
Travel Reimb. For Federal Members*$0.00Est Travel Reimb For Fed Members*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Federal Staff*$0.00Est. Travel Reimb to Fed Staff Next FY*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Consultants*$0.00Est Travel Reimb to Consultants Next FY*$0.00
Other Costs$1,000.00Est. Other Costs Next FY*$1,000.00
Total Costs$136,000.00Est. Total Next FY*$83,000.00
Federal Staff Support (FTE)*0.50Est. Fed Staff Support Next FY*0.25
Cost RemarksEst Cost RemarksThe DUAC membership and the DUAC charter were approved in FY20, and do not require renewal in FY21, so the estimated payments to Federal staff and Federal staff support are lower than in FY20. The travel costs are also reduced, as the first FY21 meeting is being held virtually.
Hide Section - Interest Areas

Interest Areas

Category
Area
Applied Science
Statistics
Health
Safety
Labor
Employment
Occupational Safety and Health
Wages
Hide Section - MEMBERS,MEETINGS AND ADVISORY REPORTS

MEMBERS,MEETINGS AND ADVISORY REPORTS

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Hide Section - CHARTERS AND RELATED DOCS

CHARTERS AND RELATED DOCS

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Hide Section - DATA FROM PREVIOUS YEARS

DATA FROM PREVIOUS YEARS

Committee

Data from Previous Years

 
ActionCommittee System IDCommittee NameFiscal Year
 COM-035637Bureau of Labor Statistics Data Users Advisory Committee2019
 COM-032712Bureau of Labor Statistics Data Users Advisory Committee2018
 COM-001576Bureau of Labor Statistics Data Users Advisory Committee2017
 COM-002702Bureau of Labor Statistics Data Users Advisory Committee2016
 COM-003605Bureau of Labor Statistics Data Users Advisory Committee2015
 COM-004804Bureau of Labor Statistics Data Users Advisory Committee2014
 COM-005884Bureau of Labor Statistics Data Users Advisory Committee2013
 COM-006944Bureau of Labor Statistics Data Users Advisory Committee2012
 COM-007957Bureau of Labor Statistics Data Users Advisory Committee2011
 COM-009115Bureau of Labor Statistics Data Users Advisory Committee2010
 COM-009893Bureau of Labor Statistics Data Users Advisory Committee2009
 COM-011021Bureau of Labor Statistics Data Users Advisory Committee2008