The U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB) undertakes periodic reviews of its Federal statistical standards to ensure that they are keeping pace with changes in the population and evolving needs and uses for data. In 2022, OMB convened the Federal Interagency Technical Working Group on Race and Ethnicity Standards (Working Group). OMB charged the Working Group with providing recommendations on topics including, but not limited to:
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In the deliberations leading to the 1977 and the 1997 race and ethnicity standards, principles were established to guide interagency consideration. The current Working Group adopted the following principles to guide their work.