The Bureau of Statistics and Plans’ mission is to ensure Guam’s resources are effectively used for the benefit of present and future generations by ensuring consistency among various plans, policies and programs.
In order to do this, the Bureau is committed to
– Serve as a catalyst for planned and balanced economic, social, environmental and physical growth;
– Advise the Governor during the formulation of policies and on the interrelationships among laws, plans, policies and programs;
– Provide oversight during the formulation and integration of plans, policies and programs which further social, economic, environmental and physical development goals and priorities;
– Encourage private/public partnerships in the formulation and implementation of plans, policies and programs;
– Ensure the availability of information generated by the Government of Guam for policy and plan development;
– Provide technical and support to other Government of Guam entities in order that they can meet their missions; and
– Ensure the availability of timely and accurate statistical indices that are required to make sound decisions to improve Guam’s economic viability.
Initially created under Public Law 12-200, the Bureau of Planning’s mission was redefined during 1990 by Public Law 20-147. In 2002 it was once again redefined by Public Law 26-76 and its name was changed to the Bureau of Statistics and Plans.
Public Law 20-147, as amended by Public Law 26-76, stipulates in statute that it is the Bureau of Statistics and Plans’ responsibility to undertake any planning activity that is not being carried out or that is not the function of another department. The Bureau has the legislative flexibility to appraise, coordinate, prepare and assist in the development of a wide range of plans, policies and studies that further economic, social, land use, environmental and infrastructure goals, priorities and planning activities. This flexibility is reflected in the Bureau’s mission statement. It is further mandated to disseminate and make available economic, social, and physical data and information for researches, policy makers and the public.
The Bureau of Statistics and Plans does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, disability, and age in the delivery of services (inclusive of educational programs or activities) to program participants and beneficiaries, employees, applicants and others.
Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs:
The Primary Purpose for Intergovernmental review of federal programs is to examine program/projects for their territory-wide impacts and relationship to comprehensive plans, policies, or laws; and to ensure that proposed programs/projects can function in a coordinated manner with plans and activities already in operation, and that they will not duplicate programs already established.
We are committed to being organized in policy, procedure, and in structure. As we continue to carry out our mission we aim to do so with drive and purpose which follows a mapping of our form as a department.
Our administration is dedicated to providing expediency in all of our endeavors and promoting the welfare of the community. Each individual is professional in their field of work and everyone is dedicated to ensure the well-being of Guam.