Welcome to the Government Statistics Section

American Statistical Association

GSS offers ongoing dialogues with statisticians involved in the development of techniques and practices related to government statistics and products, advancing knowledge sharing of cutting-edge practices; provides opportunities for members to better understand the levels of quality, continuity, comparability, appropriateness, accessibility, relevance, and timeliness of governmental statistical activities and the role of professional statisticians in public programs; co-sponsors the Jeanne E. Griffith Mentoring Award, the Wray Jackson Smith Scholarship, the Roger Herriot Award, and the Data Challenge; and sponsors the Pat Doyle Award. GSS also organizes topical workshops, events, and continuing educational offerings, offers a mentoring program, and creates professional development opportunities.



4th SEASONAL ADJUSTMENT PRACTIONERS WORKSHOP: The 4th SAPW was held June 8 and 9, with speakers from 10 international statistical agencies and central banks, four U.S. statistical agencies, four universities, and three private companies/consulting firms. Topics were diverse, with many focusing on the response to pandemic effects in time series estimates. The workshop included shorter lightning presentations for the first time this year. We have updated the https://community.amstat.org/governmentstatisticssection/conferences/pastconference210/seasonal-adjustment-practitioners-workshop-2022 to with the available presentations.



Congratulations to our 2021 Award Recipients!

Jeanne E. Griffith Mentoring Award: Carol Caldwell, Division Chief of the Economic Statistical Methods Division (retired), U.S. Census Bureau. 

Nominations for the 2022 Jeanne E. Griffith Mentoring Award will be accepted until June 30, 2022. Here is a link to the nomination form

Roger Herriott Award:  Statistics of Income (SOI) Team, Internal Revenue Service (Victoria Bryant, Barry Johnson, Alex Turk, Kevin Pierce, Michael Weber, Patrick Langetieg, Alicia Miller, Melanie Patrick, John Guyton, Shannon Dickerson)

Wray Jackson Smith Scholarship:  Leanna Moron, Joint Program in Survey Methodology, University of Maryland

Pat Doyle Award: This year’s award goes to Kathleen McDonald-Johnson “for energizing a community of methodologists who are key to the production of valid official statistics at every level of the government, for working tirelessly to grow this community, while crediting the Section at every step, and for her stewardship of the Seasonal Adjustment Practitioners Workshop series.”


Newsletters under the Documents tab now include newsletters from June 1994 to Summer 2021.
Meeting Minutes under the Documents tab now include minutes from 2011 through 2021.
(See Archives for meeting minutes from August 2000 to December 2010.)

GSS thanks its sponsors for their generous support of GSS activities and initiatives. To sponsor GSS, please contact GSS Program Chair William Cecere: williamcecere@westat.com

GSS Sponsorship Form​​​​

Westat: https://www.westat.com/
NORC: https://www.norc.org
U.S. Census Bureau:  https://www.census.gov/

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