Saturday, June 26, 2010

Census Bureau Managers Fired For Creating 10,000 Fake Questionnaires

Click to read full story from New York Daily

Two Census Bureau managers from a Brooklyn field office were fired after their bosses found they faked household surveys to meet deadlines, the Daily News learned.

Instead of pounding the pavement and knocking on doors, the corner-cutting people-counters mined the phone book and Internet to make up answers to questionnaires, regional director Tony Farthing said.

The managers - turned in by whistleblower employees - were caught last week. Now, at least 10,000 surveys need to be done or redone, officials said.

Census officials in Washington only admitted to a string of incomplete forms and poor tracking in disclosing the firings Friday afternoon. But Farthing corroborated worker accounts to the Daily News that managers Alvin Aviles and Sonya Merritt began dummying up responses in the final crush to finish the surveys, which field workers are supposed to compile from in-person household visits.

"Basically, people were being asked to forge [questionnaires]," said one worker in the North East Brooklyn office, which covers 95,000 households.

"We went in and did a full investigation," Farthing said. "We found out two managers on the weekend of the 12th of June cheated by using phone books or Internet sources."

A worker told the Daily News that when field interviewers returned to the office with blank forms, Aviles also enlisted some of them in the scheme. "He had people fill them in," the worker said.


JMC Ministries Response

More and more problems just keep popping up with the U.S Census. Managers falsifying information on the forms. That is basically what happened to us on May 3rd the Census Worker wanted me to help fill out a form on my previous neighbors who didn't even live on my street anymore. Wanting me to help fill out the forms on them.

I am going to hate to see how many of these Census Workers have filled out forms like this and falsified the information just to get their work done and not have to actually go out and do the door to door work that they are suppose to do.

Since this whole Census Count has begun we have reported about our Interview we did with NBC 4 here in Ohio about this Census Worker that came to our door that was suspicious. How in New Jersey they hired a Registered Sex Offender who got the Census Job by giving out a False name and wasn't discovered until he went to a woman's home and she thought he looked familiar and looked online to see if he was a criminal or something. A Census Worker secretly video tape the managers showing them how to fill out their time cards to get paid for work they didn't do, and it seems the list just continues to grow.

To read these past articles type in "U.S Census" In the search box above and it will bring up all our old posts.

But I have asked older people in my community about all these problems with the U.S Census that has been coming to light in the past 2 months now. They tell me that in their entire life of going through a Census Count, that they have never heard or experienced so many problems as we are having this year with this Census Count.

There are still many questions that are not answered that we have about the U.S Census but it seems that they care getting closer and closer to being answered as we continue to see people coming forward and Blowing The Whistle on the illegal activities that is going on in the U.S Census Bureau.

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