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Finding Data: Data on Government Structure


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    Government Structure - non USA ::

  • Annual Survey of Governments
    State and local government employment and finance data. Holdings cover 1973-1992. More recent years can be downloaded from the U. S. Census Bureau website's Federal, State, and Local Governments page.

  • Census of Governments (1962+)
    Complete census of United States government units. Conducted at 5-year intervals by the Census Bureau. For 1992+, see the Census site.

  • Census of Medical Examiners' and Coroners' Offices (MECO) Series
    Compilation of data on the practices of these offices, which are responsible for medical-legal death investigations. Covers information such as the prevalence of unidentified human remains on record in medical examiners' and coroners' offices across the country, record-keeping practices, and final disposition practices such as burial, cremation, or other means. In addition, data are included regarding FTE employees, contractors, and annual budgets.

  • Consolidated Federal Funds Report
    This annual series reports on the geographic distribution of federal spending. Holdings cover 1985-2000. More recent Consolidated Federal Funds Report Data are available from the Census Bureau website.

  • ICMA Surveys
    Survey responses from ICMA's Alternative Service Delivery Survey (1982, 1987, 1992, 1997, 2002-2003, 2007); City Form of Government Survey (also called Municipal) (1981, 1986, 1991,1996, 2001, 2006, 2011); County Form of Government Survey (1988, 1997, 2002, 2007, 2014); Health Care Plans for Local Government Employees [2002]; Homeland Security Survey (2005); Police and Fire Survey (2000-2009); E-government datasets (2000, 2002 & 2004); Local Government Parks and Recreation Services (2001); Local Government Sustainability Policies (2010); Reinventing government (1997 & 2003); State of the Profession (2009, 2012); and Local Government Customer Service Systems (311) Datasets (2007). Also see DSS Study No. 3029 for the Economic Development Full National and Regional Datasets -- 1984, 1989, 1994, 1999, 2004, 2009, 2014.

  • Independent Regulatory Commissioner Database, 1887-2000
    Authoritative documentation for every appointment to one of 15 independent United States federal agencies. For each appointment, contains information on dates of nomination and service, employment prior to and after terms of service, reason for service termination, and background information such as state of residence, party affiliation, gender, race, birthdate, and name.

  • National Longitudinal Survey of Local Public Health Systems, 1998-2006

  • National Partnership for Reinventing Government (1998-2000)
    Gathered feedback to help agencies focus on key employee satisfaction issues, to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of government service and thereby better serve customers, and to assess the progress of agencies' organizational changes -- especially in relation to efforts to reinvent internal operations.

  • State & Local Government Employee Retirement Systems (1993+)
    Provides revenues, expenditures, financial assets, and membership information for public employee retirement systems. Data are shown for individual retirement systems as well as at the national, state, and local level.

This page last updated: October 21, 2009