The wide range of agencies affected by this law and the use of the law in budget decisions based on the measured achievement of program objectives has led many agencies to collect high-quality data and produce reliable government statistics that can be used to conduct rigorous program evaluation. The 2016 Addendum to Statistical Policy Directive No. 4 (see above) prescribes a program of annual performance reviews of federal statistical outputs. The details of the independence plans were discussed in Parliament during the 2006-2007 session and culminated in the Statistics and Registration Service Act 2007. [15] In July 2007, Sir Michael Scholar was appointed by the Government as non-executive Chairman of the Statistics Council who, in order to restore confidence in the integrity of government statistics, was to assume legal responsibility for the supervision of UK statistics in April 2008 and supervise the Office for National Statistics. and the obligation to evaluate all UK government statistics. After Gordon Brown announced new constitutional rules for public appointments, Sir Michael also became the first such candidate to appear before the House of Commons Finance Committee on July 18 and his appointment was subject to confirmation by the House. [16] On 7 February 2008, after the first meeting of the Shadow Committee, it was announced that it would operate as the UK Statistics Authority (UKSA). The OMB adopted this statistical policy guideline on the 2nd. December 2014 (U.S.

Office of Management and Budget, 2014b) and ranked No. 1 for its fundamental importance.4 The directive cites relevant documents from the OMB (e.g. other statistical policy guidelines) and the Office of Science and Technology Policy, as well as the principles and practices of a Federal Statistical Office (NRC, 2013b), the European Statistics Code of Practice (European Statistical System Committee, 2011) and the Basic Principles of Official Statistics (United Nations Statistical Commission, 2014), as a contribution “to an inclusive framework that guides the production of federal statistics and includes the design, collection, processing, editing, creation, storage, analysis, publication, and dissemination” (U.S. Office of Management and Budget, 2014b, p. 71611). Coordinate U.S. participation in international statistical activities, including the development of comparable statistics. (44 USC 3504(e)) See [February 2021] Every year, thousands of companies are invited to complete business surveys for the Office for National Statistics. Like jury service, selection to participate in a survey is relatively random and the execution of the request is required by law. So what is the ONS and what is the purpose of its business surveys? Yes, UK law allows us to collect and process your data to compile statistics for the public good.

The Federal Law on the Reform of Information Technology Acquisition (FITARA) was adopted on 19 September. December 2014 to address federal information technology (IT) challenges, such as duplication of IT spending between and within organizations. difficulty understanding the cost and return on IT investments; and the inability to compare IT spending between federal and private sector partners. FITARA has four main objectives: (1) to strengthen the authority and accountability for IT costs, performance and security of the agencies` Chief Information Officers (CIOs); (2) adapt IT resources to the tasks and requirements of the Agency; (3) enable more efficient planning and execution of IT resources; and (4) provide visibility into IT resources across organizations and programs. It requires agencies (defined as cabinet departments and independent agencies) to pursue a strategy of consolidating agency data centers, appoints agency CIOs responsible for implementing FILERA, and commits the U.S. Government Accountability Office to produce quarterly dashboards to assess how well agencies are meeting FITARA`s goals. Ultimately, the ONS must rely on the integrity of its respondents to provide reliable information, but knowingly providing false information [or recklessly providing it] is a criminal offence under section 4 of the Trade Statistics Act 1947 that can result in prosecution. If convicted, penalties can range from a maximum of £4,000 and/or three months in prison to an unlimited fine and two years in prison. Schools and universities use our statistics to study many different topics. However, if you need help navigating the website or need help finding a specific publication, please contact our Customer Contact Centre on 0845 601 3034 (email: Central and local governments, businesses, charities, academics and others rely on our statistics to make decisions and plan for the future.

The ONS is responsible for collecting and publishing statistics on the UK`s economy, population and society; Responsibility for certain statistical domains in Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales will be transferred to devolved governments in these areas. The ONS acts as the executive office of the National Statistician, who is also Director-General of the UK Statistical Authority and Chief Statistical Advisor to the UK National Institute of Statistics[Note 1] and the “headquarters” of the Government Statistics Service (GSS). The head office is located in Newport, near the UK Intellectual Property Office and Tredegar House, but another important office is located in Titchfield, Hampshire and a small office in London. The ONS coordinates data collection with their respective agencies in Northern Ireland and Scotland, NISRA and NRS. Statisticians are also employed by many other departments and agencies, and these statisticians often collect and publish data. They are members of the Government Statistical Service and are subject to the professional responsibility of the Head of the Service, who is also the National Statistician. Each division has a statistical professional. For example, data on agriculture, fisheries and forestry come primarily from the Ministry of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs. In addition to the economic data that the Treasury and the Bank of England rely on to make decisions, many of the statistics that receive extensive media attention are published by the Home Office, the Department of Health and the Department of Education and Skills.

The ONS is also responsible for maintaining the interdepartmental business register and the enterprise structure database. [17] The information we collect in survey interviews is used to compile statistics such as unemployment figures, inflation measures and migration rates to and from the UK. For example, U.S. Title 13. Code for the Protection of the Confidentiality of Economic and Demographic Data Collected by the United States Census Bureau, since 1929; In contrast, until CIPSEA was passed in 2002, the Bureau of Labor Statistics had no legal authority over its privacy policies and practices (see NRC, 2003b, pp. 119-121). The overall objective of the Red Tape Reduction Act (DRA) of 1980 was to reduce the burden on businesses and individuals to complete federal forms. A new Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) has been established within OMB to reduce the combined burden on regulators and administrative and statistical program agencies. The PRA required ARTI to be involved in long-term planning to improve federal statistical programs; review of statistical budgets; coordination of government statistical functions; establish standards, classifications and other guidelines for the collection and dissemination of statistical data; and evaluate the results of the statistical programme.

As part of this work, Executive Order 12318 (21 August 1981) repealed the 1977 Executive Order and transferred the Bureau of Statistical Policy to the Department of Commerce and transferred it to OIRA; The renewal of PRA accreditation in 1986 necessitated the appointment of a Chief Statistician at OMB to perform statistical policy tasks (100 stat.