More than 150 Census Bureau employees reached out to share stories of poor training, cruel terminations and pressure to close cases early.
They describe closing cases after only one unsuccessful door knock and using proxy sources such as leases to tally household occupants.
Workers say poor training, shifting deadlines and clunky technology produced chaos. Now, a lawsuit and government reports are echoing their claims.
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Census field workers say faulty technology is hampering the decennial count.
The sensitive data could be vulnerable to malicious hacks that could identify individuals.