May 24, 2000
This message is intended for all agencies participating in the Workplace Update
ATTENTION! Workplace Update File Deadline Is One Week From Today!
Files of geocoded and ungeocoded records that have been reviewed by State or
local agencies are due one week from today, May 31. We have heard from some
agencies that they have not reviewed or looked at any records in the geocoded
file(s). If this is the case, you do not have to return the geocoded file(s) to
We have been looking at the files that have been returned so far, and have found
a few problems in some of them. One specific problem concerns the shopping
center records. Some agencies have purposely deleted these records, while
others have either flagged them as unresolved, or have not attempted to geocode
them. We think it is important that the shopping centers, particularly the
large ones, be geocoded or map spotted . These records can easily be identified
by the '9999999' in the 'numofemps' field on the file.
We will continue to check the files that are received between now and the May 31
deadline. However, we can't promise that we will be able to check files
received after the deadline. Files received after the deadline, but on or
before June 15, will be passed on to our Geography Division for use in 2000
Census place-of-work coding, even if they have not been checked by us. However,
we cannot guarantee that files received after June 15 will be used in the coding
at all. If you have questions about these dates, please call Clara, Gloria, or
Phil at (301) 457-2454. Thank You.