OMB Launches New Public Listening Sessions on Federal Race and Ethnicity Standards Revision

Announcements | October 24 2022

In June 2022, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) announced a formal review to revise OMB’s Statistical Policy Directive No. 15 (Directive No. 15)Standards for Maintaining, Collecting, and Presenting Federal Data on Race and Ethnicity. The first step in the formal review process for OMB’s statistical standards for collecting race and ethnicity data is well underway – and the public is encouraged to share their perspectives and input.

There are two ways the public can get involved:

1) The Working Group, through OMB, is soliciting public input on its recommended proposal for revisions to Directive No. 15 through a Federal Register Notice. If you’d like to be notified when the Federal Register Notice is published, please send a request to join the mailing list to [email protected].


2) The Working Group is holding virtual, bi-monthly listening sessions to hear directly from members of the public. To schedule a listening session, please send a brief email expressing interest to [email protected].