OASH Performance Project Report for Grants/Cooperative Agreements--comments to OMB invited (by 8/19)
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July 15 -- The Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health (OASH) invites comments to OMB by August 19, 2024 regarding a new information collection, the OASH Periodic Performance Project Report for Grants & Cooperative Agreements (hereafter the OASH PPR). [Comments due 30 days after submission to OMB on July 18.] The purpose of this data collection is to gather quantitative and qualitative information common to the assessment of recipient performance on individual grants and cooperative agreements (collectively, grants) managed in OASH. OASH will collect common data elements measuring th ..read more
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Coastal Mgt Needs Assessment/Market Analysis for Financing Resilience--NOAA invites comments to OMB (by 8/19)
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July 18 -- The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) invites comments by August 19, 2024 regarding the extension of A Coastal Management Needs Assessment and Market Analysis for Financing Resilience. This previously-approved information collection assists NOAA in the development of funding and financing coastal resilience learning products and tools in support of the Coastal Zone Management Act of 1972 (CZMA), 16 U.S.C. 1451 et seq. NOAA's Office for Coastal Management (OCM) and its regional, State, Federal, and non-profit partners have worked closely with coastal managers ac ..read more
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CPS Annual Social & Economic Supplement (ASEC) -- Census invites comments (by 9/17)
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July 19 -- The Census Bureau invites public comment by September 17, 2024 regarding the proposed revision of the Annual Social and Economic Supplement (ASEC) to the Current Population Survey (CPS). The Census Bureau plans to request clearance from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for the collection of data concerning the Annual Social and Economic Supplement (ASEC) to be conducted in conjunction with the February, March, and April Current Population Survey (CPS). The Census Bureau and the Bureau of Labor Statistics sponsor this supplement, which had its beginnings in 1942. This colle ..read more
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CEQ Report on Potential for Online & Digital Technologies to Address Delays in Environmental Reviews (07.18.24)
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[Blog] [T]he White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) today released new recommendations for using technology to modernize environmental reviews. Directed by Congress in the Fiscal Responsibility Act, CEQ’s Report to Congress on the Potential for Online and Digital Technologies to Address Delays in Reviews and Improve Public Accessibility and Transparency evaluates the potential for technology to improve environmental review and permitting processes. CEQ’s report complements more than $1 billion from President Biden’s Inflation Reduction Act to expedite federal agency permitting, th ..read more
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CPS Food Security Supplement -- ERS invites comments (by 9/16)
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July 16 -- The Economic Research Service's (ERS) invites public comments by September 16, 2024 regarding the renewal of supplemental food security questions in the Current Population Survey (CPS). The U.S. Census Bureau supplements the December CPS with questions regarding household food shopping, use of food and nutrition assistance programs, food sufficiency, and difficulties in meeting household food needs. ERS is one of the 13 principal statistical agencies of the federal government and is responsible for conducting studies and producing statistics on food security in U.S. households. Th ..read more
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Applying economics to your love life? (For NPR's Planet Money)
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Hi folks! I am a reporter with NPR's Planet Money (the popular business and economics podcast), and I am writing a Planet Money book. I'm working on a chapter about people applying ideas from economics to their love life—like applying paradox-of-choice research to dating apps. I think this can be a really fun way to teach readers about econ concepts, all while making econ feel very accessible. (For info on the book, see https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:7136132544294514688/ or https://www.npr.org/2023/11/06/1209101302/the-planet-money-the-book-is-coming-soon.) So I'd love ..read more
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Census Household Panel: Aug-Oct 2024 Topical Modules -- comments invited to OMB (by 8/12)
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July 12 -- The U.S. Census Bureau invites public comment to OMB by August 12, 2024 regarding proposed Census Household Panel Topical 10, Topical 11, and Topical 12 Operations. The Topical 10 (August) survey will include a roster experiment, and content from the Household Pulse Survey (HPS) to run in parallel with the HPS Phase 4.2. The September survey (Topical 11) will include a test of the Survey of Income and Program Participation's (SIPP) labor force, assets, and homeownership items. For the October topical questionnaire (Topical 12), Household Pulse Survey content will be repeated using l ..read more
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OMB Training Sessions: Effective Participation in the Public Comment Process (7/18, 7/24)
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July 10 -- The Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) in the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) will offer training sessions on effective public participation in the public comment process. The training sessions will be held on July 18, 2024, at 3 to 3:45 p.m., Eastern Time, and July 24, 2024, at 5:30 to 6:15 p.m., Eastern Time. Notice-and-comment rulemaking generally affords any interested individual or organization the opportunity to provide written input on a Federal agency's proposed rule. Agencies, in turn, are generally required to review these comments as they consider ..read more
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CEA issues "Potential Labor Market Impacts of AI: An Empirical Analysis" (07.10.24)
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Today, CEA releases a new report on the potential labor market impacts of AI. This report builds on the analysis and methodology previously developed by CEA for the Economic Report of the President. It includes new predictions of AI’s potential impacts, and new assessments of the evidence supporting CEA’s measures. Based on new analyses, CEA finds sufficient evidence to classify a subset of highly AI-exposed occupations as “potentially AI-vulnerable.” These occupations correspond to roughly 10 percent of overall employment in the economy. And, these occupations are already showing some signs ..read more
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Census: Business Trends & Outlook Survey (BTOS) -- comments to OMB invited on new WFH questions (by 8/7)
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July 5 -- The Census Bureau invites comments to OMB by August 7, 2024 regarding the proposed addition of work-from-home (WFH) questions to the Business Trends and Outlook Survey. [Comments due 30 days after submission to OMB on July 8.] The Coronavirus pandemic was an impetus for the creation of new data products by the Census Bureau to measure the pandemic's impact on the economy: the Small Business Pulse Survey (SBPS) and the weekly Business Formation Statistics. Policymakers and other federal agency officials, media outlets, and academia commended the Census Bureau's rapid response to thei ..read more
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