Six months into field-office restructure, Census shares best practices

Thomas Mesenbourg, deputy director, Census Bureau

wfedstaff | June 4, 2015 6:00 pm

The Census Bureau is six months into the first restructuring of its field offices in 50 years.

When Census announced the 18-month restructuring, it cited a need to “keep pace with modern survey collection methods” and a need to reduce costs by as much as $18 million each year.

Thomas Mesenbourg, the deputy director of the Census Bureau, joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss how the restructuring is going.

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Mesenbourg discussed the personnel changes, the cost-savings and some lessons learned for other agencies.

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