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Management and Organizational Practices Survey (MOPS)

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1.  When is the Management and Organizational Practices Survey due?

The deadline for returning data to the Census Bureau is 30 days after receiving the questionnaire.

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2.  My company is not a manufacturer, what should I do?

If you do not manufacture products at the location shown in the address box of the report form, please indicate the nature of your business in the remarks section and return the form to us.

Please note: establishments engaged in the activities listed below are considered to be manufacturing establishments for the purpose of this survey:

  • Apparel jobbing and contracting
  • Assembling from purchased components
  • Ship repair
  • Commission processing of materials owned by others
  • Job casting, stamping, and machining
  • Lapidary work
  • Machine shops, including those operating on a job-order basis
  • Manufacturing and delivering ready-mixed concrete
  • Milk pasteurizing and bottling
  • Plating, galvanizing, polishing, etc., of materials owned by others
  • Poultry dressing
  • Printing
  • Research and development, engineering and other services directly related to aerospace industries
  • Sawmills
  • Seafood, fresh-packaged or frozen
  • Wood preserving

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3.  How do I update the name/address on the report?

Report the updated name and address in the “Remarks” Section of the form.

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4.  Can I use estimates to complete the report form?

Estimates are acceptable when responding to questions on this report form.

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5.  How do I contact the Census Bureau?

  • Help Desk Phone (8:00am-4:30pm EST): 1-301-763-4673
  • Mail: US Census Bureau
    1201 East Tenth St.
    Jeffersonville, IN 47132-0001
  • Email us through our

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6.  How can I get a copy of the instructions to complete a form?

Instructions in PDF format can be found at Management and Organizational Practices Survey Business Help Site.

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7.  Where do I find the User ID and Password?

The User ID (uid) and Password (pw) are provided on the front page of the form, in the INTERNET REPORTING OPTION AVAILABLE section.

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8.  Are online electronic services secured?

Yes. The information transferred from your computer to our server is encrypted.

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9.  There is limited space in the Remarks section. What do I do?

If you run out of space, use the to email the additional information.

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Source: U.S. Census Bureau | BHS Team |   Last Revised: March 31, 2016 16:46:24