Measure the number of state and local civilian government employees and their gross monthly payroll for March of the survey year.
To report online:
By Phone: 1-800-832-2839
Hours of Operation
Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., ET
Title 13 United States Code, Sections 161 and 182, authorizes the Census Bureau to conduct this collection and request your voluntary assistance.
These data are subject to provisions of Title 13 United States Code, Section 9(b), exempting data that are customarily provided in public records from rules of confidentiality. Per the Federal Cybersecurity Enhancement Act of 2015, your data are protected from cybersecurity risks through screening of the systems that transmit your data.
Below are a few common items you can use to verify the legitimacy of this survey:
1. Ensure the Web address provided in the letter is a "census.gov" domain.
2. Correspondence sent in the form of a letter or email will contain reporting instructions and a phone number for survey assistance. Any email correspondence related to this survey will come from a census.gov address.
3. On the sign-in screen, a warning message should be present stating the respondent is accessing a U.S. Government computer.
4. After clicking on the “Report Now” button in the Respondent Portal, the OMB Number and OMB Approval Expiration information will appear in the upper right of the first screen of the electronic reporting instrument. The bottom of the screen should have a link for the “Burden Statement” which also contains the OMB eight-digit number.
For more information on verifying a Census Bureau survey please visit https://www.census.gov/programs-surveys/surveyhelp/verify-a-survey.html.