About the Bureau of Statistics and Plans
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
Presidential Executive Order 12372, the “Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs”, was enacted on July 14, 1982. E.O.12372 provides for the establishment of a new process “to foster an intergovernmental partnership and strengthened Federalism by relying on state and local processes for the state and local government coordination and review” of Federal programs. In effect, while Presidential E.O.12372 no longer makes it mandatory for federal grant applications to undergo state and local review, it did leave it to the States’ discretion to either continue or discontinue reviews. Guam has determined to continue intergovernmental review functions, thus all grant applications must undergo the intergovernmental review process.
The following illustration displays the organizational chart in which the Bureau of Statistics and plans follows in its chain of command.
Pursuant to the Government Efficiency Act of 2017 (P.L. 34-05), the Office of Public Accountability (OPA) shall at any time cause each Government of Guam agency’s Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) to be reviewed for adequacy, effectiveness, and efficiency as part of each agency’s audit scope. SOPs are written formal instructions intended to document operational functions and how to perform routine activities. SOPs shall include how the agency performs certain actions necessary in carrying out government policies within the agency’s scope of jurisdiction, and specific actions authorized in the agency’s enabling act. Such SOPs shall be posted on each agency’s website for public view.
PDF Formats of BSP’s Standard Operating Procedures:
SOP No.: 100-001 Director’s Office and all of Bureau of Statistics and Plans (BSP) Divisions
100-002 All Bureau of Statistics and Plans Divisions
BSP’s Methods of Administration – Compliance with Applicable Federal Civil Rights Laws
All State Administering Agencies (SAAs) have a responsibility to monitor their subrecipients to ensure that the subrecipients are complying with the federal civil rights laws that are applicable to recipients of federal financial assistance. In accordance with 28 C.F.R. §§ 42.105(d) (2), 42.504(a), 42.725, and 54.115, SAAs must establish and implement written Methods of Administration for ensuring their subrecipients’ compliance with the prohibition against race, color, and national origin discrimination contained in Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (42 U.S.C. § 2000d) and the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) regulations at 28 C.F.R. pt. 42, subpt. C; the prohibition against disability discrimination contained in Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (29 U.S.C. § 794) and the DOJ regulations at 28 C.F.R. pt. 42, subpt. G; the prohibition against age discrimination contained in the Age Discrimination Act of 1975 (42 U.S.C. § 6102) and the DOJ regulations at 28 C.F.R. pt. 42, subpt. I; and the prohibition against sex discrimination in education programs contained in Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (20 U.S.C. § 1681) and the DOJ regulations at 28 C.F.R. pt. 54.
These Methods of Administration are the reasonable assurance that SAAs provide to the DOJ that they are ensuring the civil rights compliance of their subrecipients. The Methods of Administration, as required under Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, and Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, or expanded to address compliance with the nondiscrimination provisions of the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968, the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act of 1974, and the Victims of Crime Act of 1984 (as applicable), and the regulations on the Equal Treatment for Faith-Based Organizations, must be in writing and must contain the following elements:
Policy for Addressing Discrimination Complaints
Notifying Subrecipients of Civil Rights Requirement
Monitoring Compliance with Civil Rights Requirement
Training Subrecipients on Civil Rights Requirement
The purpose of this document is to establish written procedures for employees of the Bureau of Statistics and Plans (BSP) to follow when they receive a complaint that alleges the following:
- Services discrimination against clients, customers, program participants, consumers and employees of BSP or of a subrecipient implementing funding from DOJ or
- Employment discrimination from an employee or applicant of a subrecipient implementing funding from DOJ.
The U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Office for Civil Rights, approved the Bureau of Statistics and Plans updated Methods of Administration on December 20, 2017. The Bureau’s MOA will be effective for a period of three years from the date of approval.
Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Statement
It is the policy of the government of Guam, and therefore the Bureau of Statistics and Plans, that there shall be no discrimination in employment against any person on the basis of race, religion, color, sex (including sexual harassment and sexual orientation), national origin, age, marital status, disability (physical or mental), reprisal (retaliation), or political affiliation, except for bona fide occupational qualifications or legal requirements.
DOCUMENTS & FORMS
The Bureau of Statistics and Plans’ EEO Representatives are the following:
Antonette N. Pitter
Alternate EEO Officer
EEO Women’s Coordinator
Alternate EEO Women’s Coordinator
Terry L. Cuabo
EEO Complaint Coordinator (for BSP USDOJ Grant Programs)
BSP follows the prescribed EEO Program under the Department of Administration. To request for more information regarding DOA’s EEO Policies and Procedures, you may contact any of the designated EEO representatives for BSP or you may access the following documents.
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