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June 2002


Open Board Meeting

The open meeting of the WSS Board of Directors will be held on Tuesday, June 25, 2002; 12:30 pm, in the BLS Conference Center (Downstairs), Postal Square Building, 2 Massachusetts Avenue.

In order to attend the meeting, you will need to contact Tom Mule by email ( or by phone (301 457 8322) before June 18th so your name can be added to the BLS visitor list.

You will need to check in at the guard's desk. The building is across First Street from the Union Station metro stop.

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WSS Audit

The audit of the WSS financial statements for August 1, 2000 to December 31, 2001 has been completed. The statements were found to be in order. The auditor thanks Treasurer Jill Montaquila for providing copies of the necessary records.

The December 31, 2001 balance in the business economy checking account was $27,147.03 with another $819.09 in a non-profit interest checking account.

Michael P. Cohen, WSS Auditor

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2002 Annual Dinner

The WSS Annual Dinner will be held Tuesday, June 18, at Maggiano's Little Italy in Washington, DC. Please see the pdf version of the flyer for details and a reservation form. This is a great opportunity to join with friends, meet colleagues, and make new acquaintances! All are invited.

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Government Statistics Section Roundtable Luncheons

Register now for GSS Roundtable Luncheons at the ASA Meetings in NYC!

Make the most of your trip to ASA this year by attending one of the exciting roundtable luncheons sponsored by the Government Statistics Section. This is your chance to hear the experts in a small group setting. Hurry, spaces are limited and filling up quickly! Read more in the registration booklet at:

Monday, August 12

Pat Getz and Kenneth Shipp (BLS) will host "Changes in Employment Measurement in the Current Employment Statistics Program." (Luncheon Code M-05).

Charles Alexander (Census) will host "Estimates from the American Community Survey Rolling Sample Design." (Luncheon Code M-04).

Nancy Kirkendall (EIA) will host "OMB's Information Quality Guidelines -- Collaboration of Statistical Agencies." (Luncheon Code M-06).

Tuesday, August 13

Stephanie Shipp (NIST) will host "The Advance Technology Program: Technical and Economic Criteria." (Luncheon Code T-03).

Brian Harris-Kojetin (OMB) will host "Incentives in Government Surveys." (Luncheon Code T-04).

Wednesday, August 14

Laura Zayatz (Census) will host "Have You Done Enough to Disclosure Proof Your Public Use File?" (Luncheon Code W-06).

Elizabeth Dimler (Census) will host "Contracting for Government Research and Development Services." (Luncheon Code W-05).

Questions? e-mail (program chair-elect GSS 2003).

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SIGSTAT Schedule: June, 2002

June 12, 2002

SIGSTAT is the Special Interest Group in Statistics for the CPCUG, the Capital PC User Group, and WINFORMS, the Washington Institute for Operations Research Service and Management Science.

All meetings are in Room 3056, 1800 M St, NW from 12:30 to 1:30. Enter the South Tower & take the elevator to the 3rd floor to check in at the guard's desk.

First-time attendees should contact Charlie Hallahan, 202-694-5051, and leave their name. Directions to the building & many links of statistical interest can be found at the SIGSTAT website,

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Note From The WSS NEWS Editor

Items for publication in the Summer 2002 WSS NEWS should be submitted no later than June 20, 2002. Items for publication in the September 2002 WSS NEWS should be submitted no later than July 30, 2022. E E-mail items to Michael Feil at

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