BJS encourages comments through October 2, 2023, on the Fundamental Responsibilities of Recognized Statistical Agencies and Units. Your comments should respond to the Office of Management and Budget’s (OMB) proposed regulations published in the Federal Register.
Public trust in federal statistics is essential to their value and use in informing decisions across public and private sectors. To promote public trust in the statistical agencies and units that produce federal statistics, OMB proposes to issue regulations pursuant to Title III of the Foundations for Evidence-Based Policymaking Act of 2018 (Evidence Act) that provide direction to statistical agencies and units. These proposed regulations also would provide direction to other federal agencies to enable, support, and facilitate statistical agencies and units in carrying out four fundamental responsibilities:
- producing and disseminating relevant and timely statistical information
- conducting credible and accurate statistical activities
- conducting objective statistical activities
- ensuring the confidentiality and exclusive statistical use of data collected for statistical purposes.