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Memorandum 2017.13
Component ID: #ti2133233540

This memorandum was completed and released internally on March 31, 2017 and posted publicly on July 14, 2017. It documents the issuance of the 2020 Census Detailed Operational Plan (DOP) for the Paper Data Capture (PDC) operation. The PDC operation is responsible for capturing and processing response data received on paper questionnaires.

Component ID: #ti1955290259


The DOP for PDC presents the planned operations for PDC and includes details of the operational processes involved, their inputs, outputs, controls, and the basic mechanisms necessary to conduct the work. It is a living document that will be updated, as necessary, based on lessons learned from ongoing tests.

Component ID: #ti751036930

The 2020 Census Memorandum Series

The 2020 Census Memorandum Series documents significant decisions, actions, and accomplishments of the 2020 Census Program for the purpose of informing stakeholders, coordinating interdivisional efforts, and documenting important historical changes.

A memorandum generally will be added to this series for any decision or documentation that meets the following criteria:

  1. A major program level decision that will affect the overall design or have significant effect on 2020 Census operations or systems.
  2. A major policy decision or change that will affect the overall design or significantly impact 2020 Census operations or systems.
  3. A report that documents the research and testing for 2020 Census operations or systems.

Visit to access the Memorandum Series, the 2020 Census Operational Plan, and other information about preparations for the 2020 Census.

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