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WITHDRAWN - Multiple Levels of Frame Development and Quality Control Used to Study Establishments
Fawzi Al Nassir, SRA International, Inc. 
Owen Hung, SRA International, Inc. 
Kimberly Renee Hylton, SRA International, inc. 
*Dorothy Kester Jackman, SRA International 
David McGrath, Defense Manpower Data Center (DMDC) 
Kimberly Williams,  
Kristin Williams, Defense Manpower Data Center (DMDC) 

Keywords: Reserve Component, Demographics, Dun & Bradstreet, National Guard and Reserve

Two frames are of interest, the first is maintained by the Defense Manpower Data Center representing establishments (EST) with at least one Reservist since June 2007 (CEI), and the second represents all other EST in the US (Non-CEI). Information in the CEI frame is self-reported by Reservists. Dun and Bradstreet (D&B) updates the system regularly and appends various identifiers and demographic variables. For the purpose of this survey, an algorithm was developed to clean and quality control the CEI frame, and assure accuracy resulting in 134,168 unique EST. The Non-CEI frame is derived based on current Census Bureau surveys, Census of Governments and other like sources not based on D&B database, resulting in around 8 million EST. To assure frame and sample selection accuracy, a test sample was selected by D&B based on the sample design six months prior to fielding. Accordingly, complete modified specifications were provided to D&B to select the final sample from both frames. This article explores the process of employers frame developments, methods of quality controlling employers' data, lessons learned, and the reasons of not using D&B database as a frame.