Statistical Survey Review and Clearance System
The PSA shall establish a Statistical Survey Review and Clearance System (SSRCS) to provide assistance and support to the statistical work of other government agencies in the PSS, including the LGUs and the GOCCs. Art. 50. The SSRCS shall involve the evaluation of surveys or censuses sponsored and/or to be conducted by government agencies at the national and sub-national level. It shall cover several areas such as the need to conduct the inquiry; duplication; sampling design; forms content and table format; operational plans and; the outputs. The review process shall evaluate that such conduct of statistical activity shall ensure conformity with the standard definitions, concepts and classifications, and, consequently, the reliability, comparability and accuracy of statistics generated. At the same time, it shall minimize the burden of respondents, to effect economy in data collection, and to inform respondents about the survey and to enjoin their cooperation as well. Art. 51. The PSA shall maintain a database of surveys, which can be accessed by users. Art. 52. The non-compliance of SSRCS by other government agencies, LGUs and the GOCCs in the conduct of their statistical activities shall be subject to penalties as provided for under Sec. 27 of RA 10625 and Art. 60 of this IRR.
Date of Approval: September 12, 2013