My Two Census

Formerly the non-partisan watchdog of the 2010 US Census, and currently an opinion blog that covers all things political, media, foreign policy, globalization, and culture…but sometimes returning to its census/demographics roots.

After two weeks without blogging…Robert M. Groves is back

Census Bureau Director Dr. Robert M. Groves hasn’t been blogging for two weeks. We suspect that this is to avoid all of the problems that have consistently come up surrounding the 2010 Census. You would think that he would use his blog to debunk criticism, but since he hasn’t we will have to assume that there is a significant amount of truth in what has been reported on MyTwoCensus.com. However, yesterday Dr. Groves (or a PR lackey on his behalf) posted again:

We’ve finished the fifth week of the Nonresponse Followup stage of the 2010 Census.

The completion of interviews in this phase is proceeding roughly on schedule. As of Sunday, we completed over 84% of the entire workload.

Some local census offices, those with smaller than expected workloads are entering the final phases of their nonresponse followup workload.

We are now engaged in a variety of quality control procedures. We redo a portion of each enumerator’s work, to gain some assurance that our data quality standards are being maintained. Then we will launch an operation that verifies that cases that the enumerator has recorded as vacant on April 1, were correctly categorized. I’ll say more about our quality assurance procedures in another entry.

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11 Responses to “After two weeks without blogging…Robert M. Groves is back”

  1. Anonymous Says:

    Steve, Why are you such an a$$hole to Mr. Groves?

  2. nerfoo Says:

    I post all kinds of things on my blog, too, that no one responds to. I guess that means that I’m always right! Wahoo!

  3. annonymosu Says:

    Maybe he just went on vacation for 2 weeks?

  4. Al Forteni Says:

    Anonymous, after reading many of your posts, I believe you are the apologist for the census. Steve’s role is to point out the problems. This is a watchdog website. What do you expect.

    The 2010 Census is by far the worst run, managed, least credible, most fraud prone organization I have ever worked for and I have worked for the best and the works public and federal government organizations. There is no real concern for the people working on census or the public. It is all about making the numbers and being first to finish. It all starts at the top and Dr. Groves is at the top.

  5. Anonymous Says:

    “Steve’s role is to point out the problems.”

    What’s his motivation for picking on the guy for not blogging? Is that really a problem?

  6. anonymous Says:

    Thank you to Stephen and My Two Census Journalists! :)

  7. MotleyCrewLeader Says:

    Census Bureau Director Dr. Robert M. Groves hasn’t been blogging for two weeks. We suspect that this is to avoid all of the problems that have consistently come up surrounding the 2010 Census. You would think that he would use his blog to debunk criticism, but since he hasn’t we will have to assume that there is a significant amount of truth in what has been reported on MyTwoCensus.com. However, yesterday Dr. Groves (or a PR lackey on his behalf) posted again:

    Ok now this site is pissing me off. I have always been a rebel and visited this site to affirm my own suspicions of mismangement and fraud. I am a hard working crew leader and my people have busted their asses to do the best job possible regardless of the fools in our local LCO.

    I no longer consider your blog as a source of accurate information, rather you are reporting from an already established point of view…your own.

    “You suspect”??? what facts do you have to back that up?

    Why would he debunk criticism of your blog and by not doing so, how does that make him guilty of anything?

    Your blog is becoming more like the National Enquirer. Im waiting for Bigfoot to make an appearence in one of your articles.

    CENSUS WORKER CHASED BY BIGFOOT FOR ENUMERATING WRONG CAVE

  8. Stephen Robert Morse Says:

    @disgruntled readers – i genuinely don’t need you to read this blog. you may not agree with everything, and i am not a demagogue. government officials read this blog and use the information provided here. concerned citizens and mistreated workers find an outlet for support. census bureau employees use this site to clarify claims made by their managers. this site has many functions. if you want fluffy non-critical news about the census, read your local newspaper. i would rather be too critical than let mismanagement, corruption, or abuse slip by.

  9. Crew Leader Says:

    @ Stephen: If we get critical of you, you defend yourself by saying, “if you want fluffy non-critical news about the census, read your local newspaper.”??? Defending a position by stating an extreme opposite is weakminded. It might work with most of your readers but, not the +/- 25% of us who can think for ourselves. Between making up critisms & fluff is a thing called truth. With the possible exceptions of Polly Anna & Chicken Little, that’s what we look for here.

    I have learned that what you have to say isn’t worth my time. I only come here for the comments from the +/- 25% (and a good laugh from comments made by the truly moronic).

    You should stick to the blogging & stay out of the comment section. Your position is indefensible.

  10. MotleyCrewLeader Says:

    There is a difference between being critical and being critical for the sake of being critical.

    And you certianly do need people to read this blog other wise you would be writing all these items in your diary.

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