Help Protect Workplace Safety Data

Two former commissioners of the Bureau of Labor Statistics representing both political parties wrote to the leaders of the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) opposing the repeal of the OSHA injury recordkeeping rule. This rule requires the collection of injury records of employers dating back five years. Please inform your networks about this important rule and tell them to contact the HELP committee to inform them about the value of this data.

APDU Conference: Call for Proposals

We are inviting proposals to present at the 2017 APDU Annual Conference on any topic relating to public data, whether based on a particular project, data practice, or formal paper. In keeping with the theme of the conference, our interest is in the content of the work, how it has been or will be communicated to a broader audience, and, if appropriate, how effective that strategy has proven.

 

President’s Budget Overview for Public Data

On Thursday, March 16th, the Trump Administration released its long awaited first budget proposal. What will this mean for researchers, businesses, and local, state, and federal agencies? APDU Executive Director CEO Ken Poole provides an overview of President Trump’s proposed budget changes related to economic development and federal statistical programs.

Help Support Federal Data!

With a new Congress and Administration, it is important to reiterate to policymakers the importance of federal data programs. Click here to find a draft letter asking members of Congress to support better funding for Federal statistics. In order to make as large an impact as possible, we encourage respected leaders in the business, policy, and academic communities to sign the letter and demonstrate their support.

 

APDU Welcomes New Directors

The Association of Public Data Users (APDU) is excited to announce the election and re-election of four outstanding individuals to its Board of Directors. Congratulations are due to President Cliff Cook, Vice President Kevin McAvey, and At-Large Directors Elizabeth Nash and Mary Jo Hoeksema for their election. Cliff Cook was our past Vice President, while Elizabeth Nash has been elected to a second term as an At-Large Director. Kevin McAvey and Mary Jo Hoeksema are new additions to the Board of Directors. Warren Brown retains his seat on the Board of Directors as Immediate Past President.

2016 APDU Accomplishments

Over the past 12 months, the Association of Public Data Users (APDU) has been busy providing members with the information, training, and advocacy that supports your important work. Our Annual Conference in Alexandria, VA was bigger than ever, we held our first ever training course, and our webinar series educated hundreds of attendees on a variety of topics. We are pleased to present you with APDU’s accomplishments from the past year.

 

The Commission on Evidence-Based Policy Wants to Hear from You!

The Commission on Evidence-Based Policy wants to hear from you. The Commission is soliciting input from stakeholders on issues relevant to the Commission’s charge, established in Public Law 114-140. They are interested in hearing about data access issues, barriers to research, issues related to the capacity of states to engage in data and evidence building and […]

 

APDU Conference: Building Demand for Open Data

by Cliff Cook, APDU Board Member and Planning Information Manager, City of Cambridge, Massaschusetts Recent years have seen an explosion in the interest in open data at all levels of government.  Open data can serve as a game changer when comes to the relationship between the public, the business community and government.  A variety of actors can […]

 
 

APDU Conference Chair: 8 Tough Questions for Data Owners

Kevin McAvey is Associate Director of Analytics for Massachusetts’ Center for Health Information and Analysis and the 2016 APDU Conference Chair We can do better. It is what I remind myself each day. As we navigate through this Data Age, as data producers, stewards, and users, where there are rarely precedents or limits or boundaries on the […]

 

Job Board April 2016

Welcome to the monthly APDU Job Board. Members are invited to submit job postings at their organization; the Board also includes a collection of public data-related positions (research, projections, etc.) from a variety of Federal, nonprofit, and private sources. You can submit your job postings to info@apdu.org. Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts Supervisory Management Analyst (Chief, […]

Job Board March 2016

Welcome to the monthly APDU Job Board. Members are invited to submit job postings at their organization; the Board will also include a collection of public data-related positions (research, projections, etc.) from a variety of Federal, nonprofit, and private sources. You can submit your job postings to info@apdu.org. Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts Supervisory Management Analyst […]

 

2016 Annual Business Meeting

The 2016 Annual Business Meeting & State of the Association will be held on February 16, 2016 at 4:00 PM EST. This is a great opportunity for APDU members to learn about accomplishments from 2015 and planned activities for 2016. Further, members will have an opportunity to interact with Board Members. Please see the agenda […]

Job Board January 2016

Happy New Year! Welcome to the monthly APDU Job Board. Members are invited to submit job postings at their organization; the Board will also include a collection of public data-related positions (research, projections, etc.) from a variety of Federal, nonprofit, and private sources. You can submit your job postings to info@apdu.org. Bureau of Economic Analysis Economist Research […]

 

APDU Advocacy Makes a Difference

Happy New Year! As we look to 2016, we wanted to let you know that APDU has been hard at work advocating for the public data programs that you rely on. In the run-up to the passage of the Omnibus, APDU fought for the protection of funding for the Census Bureau, particularly in light of […]

Job Board December 2015

Welcome to the new APDU Job Board! Members are invited to submit job postings at their organization; the Board will also include a collection of public data-related positions (research, projections, etc.) from a variety of Federal, nonprofit, and private sources. You can submit your job postings to info@apdu.org. American Council on Education Senior Policy Research Analyst […]

 

Why Join APDU?

Since 1977, the Association of Public Data Users has been advocating for public data and educating our dedicated membership about its value. We have a weekly newsletter, the popular Public Data University, continually growing Annual Conference, and diverse network of members. APDU is also introducing a monthly Job Board as a member benefit. APDU helps researchers, […]

Advocate for Important Data Programs

Congress and the Administration have reached a budget deal for FY2016 (and FY2017) that will increase the overall spending limit for non-defense discretionary programs by $25 billion for the fiscal year that started October 1st. The House and Senate Appropriations Committees must now revise the 12 annual funding bills, and Congress must enact them, before […]

 

Census Project Briefing on 2020 Census Operational Plan

Census Bureau Director John Thompson will brief Census Project stakeholders on the 2020 Census Preliminary Operational Plan, via a toll-free call on Wednesday, October 21, from 1-2 p.m. Eastern Time. Please RSVP to thecensusproject@gmail.com as soon as possible if you would like to participate. The Census Project will send call-in information to those who have registered. This is an important opportunity to hear firsthand about significant new operations […]

BLS Letter of Support

Friends of Labor Statistics asks that Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) users directly contact your Senators and Representatives to help prevent BLS from having to cut its statistical programs. The link below provides a template for organizations and individuals to use and revise to specific concerns and circumstances. BLS Appropriations Template  

 

Open invite to discuss public data innovation with more than 150 national experts

As resources are under continued strain, the Association of Public Data Users (APDU) is bringing the nation’s leading experts on data policy, leaders in health and workforce statistics, champions in academics , and econometricians to the Washington, D.C., area to discuss ways to better innovate with public data. By focusing this year’s Association of Public Data Users’ conference […]

 

The ACS 3-year Demographic Estimates Are History

by Ken Poole: Census Director John Thompson and Acting Director for the 2020 Census Lisa Blumerman spoke with a group of Census stakeholders today about Census plans regarding the American Community Survey.   My take from the conversation: the ACS 3-year demographic estimates are history.  When Census first developed the ACS in the 1990s, the […]

 

The BLS Funding Situation

The real value of appropriations to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) fell between 2004 and 2008, and has been falling again since 2009 (Figure 1). Its current purchasing power is less than it was in 2001. The agency has increasingly become unable to fulfill its basic responsibilities, despite its having made a series of […]

APDU Weekly

Each weekly we deliver APDU Weekly to our members. This one-stop newsletter delivers the latest news, trends, events, publications, and opportunities related to Federal statistics and other public data. The APDU Weekly is a “can’t miss” part of your APDU membership. Click here to check out one of our issues.

 

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