Data Collection and Reporting


  1. 1. Data Collection
  2. 2. The State agency instructs its local agencies to obtain a participant's racial/ethnic category by (check all that apply):

1. Data Collection

  1. The State agency ensures the following when collecting civil rights data:
    • all racial/ethnic categories are collected and reported as part of the program participant characteristics report - Checked
    • racial/ethnic data definitions are in accordance with current OMB guidance and WIC policy, and clinic procedures are in place to ensure the data is collected accurately - Checked
    • data reported on participant characteristics include the number of persons on WIC master lists or persons listed in WIC operating files who are certified to receive WIC benefits  - Checked
    • collected racial/ethnic data and records are accessible only to authorized personnel
  2. The State agency maintains a civil rights file which retains collected racial/ethnic data for three years.
    • Yes - Checked
    • No

ADDITIONAL DETAIL: Civil Rights Appendix and/or Procedure Manual (citation):

2. The State agency instructs its local agencies to obtain a participant's racial/ethnic category by (check all that apply):

  • allowing self-identification by participant (must be used at participant's request) - Checked
  • visual identification/sight assessment by local agency staff - Checked
  • local agency staff personally know participant's racial/ethnic category
  • other (specify):

ADDITIONAL DETAIL: Civil Rights Appendix and/or Procedure Manual (citation):