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Information for Respondents

Component ID: #ti7594710

Overview

The U.S. Census Bureau is conducting the Management and Organizational Practices Survey to better understand current and evolving management and organizational practices and to assist in identifying determinants of establishment and productivity growth. Census data are essential for business and government decision making.

Component ID: #ti249251059

Ready to Report or Need Assistance?

In order to conserve taxpayer time and money, the Census Bureau is moving from paper- based data collection to online-based collection. To report online, you will need the User ID and password provided to your company by the Census Bureau.

Please visit our Business Help Site to begin reporting, view FAQs, or if you need additional assistance.

Ready to start? Log in to begin reporting for the MOPS. If needed, you can save and complete your survey over multiple sessions.

New registration will require the Username or ID and Password found on your letter. If you need assistance registering or using the Secure Messaging Center, please refer to Quick Tips.

Component ID: #ti1706367791

Current Survey Forms

2015 Letters

pdf   Initial   [<1.0 MB]
pdf   Past Due Letter   [<1.0 MB]
Component ID: #ti1559125895

Authority

Title 13, United States Code (U.S.C.), Sections 131 and 182, require businesses and other organizations included in the survey to answer the questions and submit a response.

Component ID: #ti1673734281

Confidentiality

Title 13, United States Code, Section 9, requires the Census Bureau to keep your information CONFIDENTIAL and can use your responses only to produce statistics.  The Census Bureau is not permitted to publicly release your responses in a way that could identify your business, organization, or institution.  Per the Federal Cybersecurity Enhancement Act of 2015, your data are protected from cybersecurity risks through screening of the systems that transmit your data.

Component ID: #ti961561199

Survey Legitimacy

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. Reporting information is provided in the letter.
  3. On the log-in screen, a warning message should be present stating the respondent is accessing a U.S. Government computer.
  4. Additionally, the upper right corner of the page should display the OMB eight-digit number and expiration date. This number indicates that the OMB has approved the survey and has confirmed there is a need to collect the information.
  5. The bottom of the log-in screen should have a link for the “Burden Statement” which also contains the OMB eight-digit number.

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