Second Town Hall on OMB’s Race and Ethnicity Statistical Standards to Hear from the Public on Friday, March 17

The U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and the Federal Interagency Technical Working Group on Race and Ethnicity Standards (Working Group) are hosting the second of three Town Halls to hear directly from the American public about the initial proposals to revise Statistical Policy Directive No. 15: Standards for Maintaining, Collecting, and Presenting Federal Data on Race and Ethnicity (SPD 15).

To participate, please follow these instructions on Friday, March 17 at 2 pm:

 Access the following WebEx link:

  1. Enter this information if requested:
  1. WebEx Password: Spd15#2
  2. WebEx Number: 2763 566 6022
  1. Call the Verizon Attendee Line:  888-603-8944, Passcode: 6665661


Each participant will have 2 minutes maximum to provide comments.


Note, the Town Hall is also being simulcast on YouTube and will be made available on


The initial proposals can be found on the January 27 Federal Register Notice Initial Proposals For Updating OMB’s Race and Ethnicity Statistical Standards, which closes on April 12, 2023.