Bureau 6: Data

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The Data Bureau is the sixth bureau in the community. The bureau forms part of the Process and Property Department, alongside Regulatory, Business Development, and Land & Utilities bureaus. The bureau consists of Accounting, Data & Publishing, and QHSE agencies. The bureau aims to leverage data to optimize the community’s operations and enable it to achieve its aim of providing sustainable prosperity to participants.

Duties of Data Bureau Agencies

The duties of the three agencies in the Data Bureau can be summarized as follows:

Accounting (16)Data & Publishing (17)QHSE (18)
Facilitating financial reportingData security, management, and analyticsFacilitate formulation and implementation of quality management, occupational health and safety, and environmental management standards
Developing and monitoring the application of accounting standards and guidelines Library servicesAlign standards with international best practices, regulations, and laws
Training on accounting processesPublishingTraining and monitoring
Registration of accounting contractorsTraining 

Shared responsibilities of agencies in the bureau

Data management – The three agencies in the Data Bureau collectively help participants and other agencies to optimize the information at their disposal, and through it, achieve superior levels of performance. For instance, possession of near-perfect data by itself is not enough if it is not harnessed in the right way to help a business offer high-quality products. With the QHSE’s tools, however, a business will have sound quality control processes to ensure the products are superior.

Monitoring – The three agencies also help monitor how the community uses its information. Due to the tools the agencies possess, they can monitor how agencies and businesses use information to make decisions and recommend corrective action as necessary. This function is targeted at encouraging all to use data as the basis of decision-making, and therefore, enhance predictability and stability.

Public servants and organization

Executive presidencies and boards

Each agency in the Data Bureau is served by a four-member executive presidency. Each president represents a specific demographic: married men (A), married women (B), single women (C), and single men (D). However, each president serves the whole community, rather than their demographic alone. The presidencies serving the three agencies come together to form the Data Bureau Board, a 12-member body that advises individual presidents and presidencies and acts as an additional check and balance beyond the presidencies.

Additionally, each president belongs to a demographic presidency. Three presidents who serve the same demographic on a board form a demographic presidency, which helps in articulating issues that cut across the board and are specific to the demographic.

Executive presidencies set strategy and draw up operating policies. They also set up and monitor their respective agencies’ automated systems.

 Demographic presidency ADemographic presidency BDemographic presidency CDemographic presidency D
Executive presidency, Accounting (16)16A16B16C16D
Executive presidency, Data & Publishing (17)17A17B17C17D
Executive presidency, QHSE (18)18A18B18C18D


Data operational presidencies

There are 24 data operational presidencies. Each presidency serves a district building and the agency that has offices in that district building. For instance, operational presidency 1 serves District 1 and the executive presidency for Human Relations (which has offices in District Building 1).

As is the case with every other presidency, the data operational presidencies are composed of four presidents representing the four major demographics. As such, there are 96 (24*4) data operational presidents. The presidents in presidencies 1, 2, and 3, form a 12-member board, as do those in 4, 5, and 6, 7, 8, and 9, 10, 11, and 12, 13, 14, and 15, 16, 17, and 18, 19, 20, and 21, and 22, 23, and 24. As such, there are 8 boards.

Operational presidents also belong to demographic presidencies. Each board has four demographic presidencies. For instance, the presidents belonging to presidencies 1, 2, and 3, and who serve one demographic group form a demographic presidency. This means that there are 32 demographic presidencies for the operational presidents.

Operational presidents are identified by the two presidencies they belong to, and the agency they serve. While the services they provide are not restricted to any one of the three agencies, data operational presidencies’ final selection is conducted by a particular executive presidency. Each of the three executive presidencies selects 8 of the 24 presidencies, such that Accounting (16) selects presidencies 1 – 8, Data & Publishing (17) 9 – 16, and QHSE (18) 17 – 24.


Operational presidencies perform a wide range of specialized roles, for which they need to have expert skills. They need to have deep knowledge of accounting, QHSE, and data management. These skills are usually gained over the course of a professional’s work, rather than taught once a person is called to be a president. Therefore, a suitable president will likely be an accountant with strong skills in data management and quality management, among other functions associated with the three agencies in the Data Bureau.

The community operates in a unique ecosystem, where all operations are subject to the law in a particular area. The community also collects vast amounts of data regarding all aspects of participants’ lives and businesses, as well as any information about the economic, social, and natural environment around it. This information is a powerful tool that the operational presidencies play a decisive role in harnessing to enable the community to achieve its ultimate goal of sustainable prosperity.