The Federal Statistics Advisory Committee advises the Directors of the Economics and Statistics Administration's (ESAs) two statistical agencies, the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) and the Census Bureau, and the Commissioner of the U.S. Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) on statistical methodology and other technical matters related to the collection, tabulation, and analysis of federal economic statistics.

The Federal Economic Statistics Advisory Committee (FESAC), representing all three statistical agencies, last met on June 9, 2017, and has regular meetings throughout the calendar year. 

                Future Meetings

                              December 15, 2017

                              June 8, 2018 (tentative)

                              December 14, 2018 (tentative)

Agendas and materials from prior public meetings, which are announced to the public through a Federal Register Notice, can be found online, along with the schedule and agendas for upcoming meetings.

   Other Statistical Advisory Committees 

On this page, you will notice links to other statistical agency advisory committees, including those for the U.S. Census Bureau and the Bureau of Labor Statistics Data Users Advisory Committee.

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The Bureau of Economic Analysis Advisory Committee, which was established on September 2, 1999, addresses ways in which the national economic accounts can be presented more effectively for current economic analysis and recent statistical developments in national accounting. 

   BEA's Role in the Federal Statistical System

The BEA is an agency of the Department of Commerce.  Along with the Census Bureau, BEA is part of the Department's Economics and Statistics Administration (ESA). 

BEA produces economic accounts statistics that enable government and business decision-makers, researchers, and the American public to follow and understand the performance of the Nation's economy. To do this, BEA collects source data, conducts research and analysis, develops and implements estimation methodologies, and disseminates statistics to the public.