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Welcome to StatsPolicy.gov

Welcome to StatsPolicy.gov, the home of the U.S. Federal statistical system. StatsPolicy.gov brings together important information about our interwoven Federal statistical system, including our members, priorities, and activities across the Federal Government.

"Our Nation’s future, and the ability to serve our citizens equitably and effectively, requires high quality, useful, and objective information for decision-making across the public and private sectors. The Federal statistical system is key to generating this trusted information."
– Dr. Karin Orvis, Chief Statistician of the United States
  • On February 15, 2024, OMB published a revision to OMB Statistical Policy Directive No. 3. This revision finalizes a proposal from August 2023 and will allow Executive Branch employees to comment publicly on Principal Federal Economic Indicator data thirty minutes after the official data release time, replacing the prior policy’s wait of one hour.
  • On February 2, 2024, OMB published the Fiscal Years 2021/2022 Statistical Programs of the U.S. Government report to the Congress outlining the budgets supporting Federal statistical activities. This report provides Congress with key budget and program information about the Federal Statistical System.
The Federal statistical system is guided by specific laws, policies, and guidance. These are foundational for the key responsibilities of the Office of the Chief Statistician of the United States; statistical agencies, units, and programs; Statistical Officials; and agencies across the Federal Government.
The Federal statistical system collaborates on development of periodic and one-time products to promote understanding of its initiatives, priorities, budgets, and activities.
For questions about or assistance with completing a federal survey, connect with the federal agency conducting or sponsoring the survey. Click here to learn about the statistical agencies. Approved federal surveys are issued an official OMB control number, which must be visible on survey forms, or available by asking the interviewer.
Federal law requires agencies to have public inventories of data sets. Many are also listed on the federal government’s data catalog. To discover available data sets and apply for access to restricted and confidential data for evidence building, visit the Federal statistical system’s Standard Application Process and its growing data catalog.