The U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and the Federal Interagency Technical Working Group on Race and Ethnicity Standards (Working Group) are hosting three Town Halls to hear directly from the American public about the initial proposals to revise Statistical Policy Directive No. 15: Standards for Maintaining, Collecting, and Presenting Federal Data on Race and Ethnicity (SPD 15).
The Town Halls will be accessible via WebEx and audio through Verizon. More details will be forthcoming.
The initial proposals can be found on January 27’s Federal Register Notice Initial Proposals For Updating OMB's Race and Ethnicity Statistical Standards, which closes on April 12, 2023
Tribal Consultation: OMB is also hosting a Tribal Consultation on March 16 from 2 pm - 4 pm ET. Tribal leaders were sent a formal letter on February 14 and information is being shared by the National Indian Health Board and the National Congress of American Indians.