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The NSS program has defined defined procedures to ensure the confidentiality of interviewees and obtain their informed consent. These procedures are in accordance with federal law and the guidelines and guidelines of the Office of Management and Budget of Member States (OMB) and the Office of Laboratory Statistics of the U.S.: WHO SEES MY ANSWERS? We assure you that your privacy is protected by law. In accordance with the Confidential Information Protection and Statistical Efficiency Act of 2002 (CIPSEA), the Data Protection Act and other applicable federal laws, the Bureau of Labor Statistics, its collaborators and agents, will use, to the extent permitted by law, the information you provide only for statistical purposes, will keep your responses confidential and will not disclose it in an identifiable form without your informed consent. CIPSEA strictly restricts persons who may have access to protected data, imposes severe fines and penalties for knowing and intentionally disclosing confidential information to unauthorized persons, and expressly exempts statistical information protected from disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act. All employees who work in the Bureau of Labor Statistics survey and its contractors must sign a document pledging to protect the confidentiality of your data. Interviewees made a statement in advance. Once approved by the OMB, the agency can begin contacting potential sponsors and gathering information from them. The process of contacting potential NSS respondents begins with sending an advance several weeks before the interviews begin. The writing of the writing is intended for several purposes. The obvious goal is to inform respondents that an interviewer will soon contact them, but the BLS and the organizations that conduct the surveys for the BLS also use the letter to thank respondents for their previous participation and encourage them to participate in the next round. Another important objective of the advance is to remind respondents that their participation is voluntary and to tell them how long the interview should take.

The letter also explains to interviewees how data is used and how respondents` privacy is protected by the BLS and the organizations that conduct surveys for the OSL. An example of a letter in advance and the privacy statement on the back of the letter are shown in Figure 1. Another task of the OMB is to verify the procedures and questionnaires used by federal authorities to gather information from 10 or more respondents. The federal data collections audited by the OMB contain administrative data, such as tax forms. B required by the Internal Revenue Service of individuals and businesses to be completed. The OMB also verifies all censuses and surveys carried out by federal authorities, either directly or through contracts. As a general rule, surveys funded by federal grants at universities and other organizations are not required to go through this OMB verification process unless the fellow partners with a federal statistical office such as the Census Bureau to collect the data. In place of the OMB review, grant-funded investigations should normally be subject to a peer review procedure set up by the agency that manages the grant and, as part of that process, procedures to preserve the confidentiality of respondents and obtain informed consent from participants are reviewed. In addition, these surveys are generally reviewed by an institutional audit committee set up with the fellow`s institution. The review procedure also provides two opportunities for the general public to make written comments on the data collection proposal. The data collection agency publishes a notice in the federal registry describing the collection of the data and inviting the public to request copies of the request for information collection, questionnaires and other documents that the Agency will eventually submit to the OMB.