Professor Jay Breidt, chairman of the Department of Statistics at Colorado State University, recently was appointed by U.S. Secretary of Labor Elaine Chao to serve a three-year term on the Federal Economic Statistics Advisory Committee, or FESAC.
The committee presents advice and makes recommendations to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the Bureau of Economic Analysis and the Bureau of the Census. The committee’s responsibilities include recommending research to address important technical problems arising in federal economic statistics and establishing working relationships with professional associations with an interest in federal economic statistics, such as the American Statistical Association and the American Economic Association. The committee examines the agencies’ programs and provides advice on statistical methodology, research needed and other technical matters related to the collection, tabulation and analysis of Federal economic statistics.
The committee consists of about 14 members, appointed by consensus agreement of the agencies and appointed by the Secretary of Labor. Committee members are economists, statisticians and behavioral scientists. They are prominent experts in their fields and recognized for their professional achievements and objectivity.
For more information on FESAC and its mission, visit http://www.bls.gov/bls/fesac.htm.