Roland Hayes Moore, 65, a former federal personnel official who was associate Census Bureau director for field operations during the 1990 census, died of cardiopulmonary arrest Aug. 3 at Georgetown Hospital. He had heart ailments and had had two kidney transplants in the 1980s.

Mr. Moore had headed personnel and human resources operations at the Law Enforcement Assistance Administration, Consumer Product Safety Commission and Office of Management and Budget. He also did personnel work at the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration and was general sales manager of Steuart Motors in Washington in the mid-1960s.

Mr. Moore, who had homes in Washington and Phoenix, was born in Corpus Christi, Tex., and raised in Fresno, Calif. He was a graduate of the University of the District of Columbia and received a master's degree in public administration from Central Michigan University. He served in the Air Force for 10 years, in posts that included Japan and England.

His honors included a Meritorious Service Award and the Commerce Department Gold Medal. He was a director of the National Kidney Foundation and attended Georgetown Lutheran Church.

His first wife, Ida Cheek Moore, died in 1985.

Survivors include his wife, Cynthia Moore of Washington, and a sister.