Census Bureau director Steven Dillingham retires

Monday, 18. January 2021 20:49

United States Census Bureau director Steven Dillingham announced on Monday he would officially retire from his post on January 20 after two years of serving as the agency's head.

"I retired from Federal service nearly five years ago but returned because I felt a calling to serve once more. Effective January 20, 2021, I will be retiring from my position as director of the US Census Bureau. I have a smile on my face and gratitude in my heart for all you have done for our Nation," Dillingham wrote in a message posted on the agency's website.

Dillingham's resignation comes amid reports which suggested that political representatives pressured the Bureau's staff to release data in the first half of January regardless of its accuracy, according to The Washington Post, prompting Democratic lawmakers and civil rights groups to urge his retirement.

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