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Economic Research Service’s Data Product Review Council Review Process

Report Information

Date Issued
Report Number:
Report Type
Inspection / Evaluation
Economic Research Service
ERS’ Data Product Review Council (DRPC) reviews are designed to evaluate ERS data products’ adherence to six Office of Management and Budget quality standards and attributes; however, ERS has not performed a DPRC review since July 2019.
Joint Report
Agency Wide
Yes (agency-wide)
Questioned Costs
Funds for Better Use


Develop and implement a written compensating control to address adherence to standards in the absence of the resources needed to perform DPRC reviews.

Establish a process to ensure ERS updates its website to timely inform interested stakeholders of any changes in how ERS is evaluating its data products against OMB data quality standards and attributes.

Assess the data products disseminated while DPRC reviews were paused, beginning in July 2019, and determine if it needs to complete DPRC reviews or apply other compensating controls on those data products.