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Office of Management and Budget Clearance

O*NET Data Collection

On September 30, 2015, OMB approved external site a three-year extension of the O*NET Data Collection effort. In 2014, the O*NET project sought OMB approval for this extension. As part of the clearance process, public comments were sought on the data collection. A Federal Register Notice external site, published on November 26, 2014, announced the availability to the public of the O*NET "Information Collection Request" (ICR). A second Federal Register Notice external site, published on June 17, 2015, announced an additional comment period which concluded on July 30, 2015.

Download: 2015 OMB Clearance Package

All materials are provided in PDF format.

OMB Clearance Package
Supporting Statement Part A: Justification
Supporting Statement Part B: Statistical Methods
Appendix A:
Appendix B:
Mailing Materials
Appendix C:
Advisory Panel for the Dictionary of Occupational Titles: Final Report
Appendix D:
Publications Referencing the O*NET Data Collection Program
Appendix E:
Nonresponse Analysis

Previous OMB Clearance Packages

The materials submitted to OMB in 2002, 2005, 2008, and 2012 can be found in our Reports and Documents section.

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Data Publication Schedule

The O*NET 20.3 database represents the most recent update resulting from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approved data collection program. This database release includes an update of 102 occupations from job incumbent and occupational expert sources. The schedule below provides both past and targeted publication dates, along with the numbers of occupations scheduled for update during each release period.

953 occupations have been updated by job incumbents and occupational experts to date. You can view the full list of updated occupations online. 589 of these occupations have more than one update. You can view the list of occupations with more than one update as well. With the release of the O*NET 21.0 database in July 2016, 963 occupations will have been updated and 671 will have more than one update.

Lists of occupations are provided below. These lists were developed based on when the occupations were updated and published.

Target Date Database Version Occupations Updated 1
April 2003 5.0 54
July 2004 6.0 126
December 2004 7.0 100
June 2005 8.0 100
December 2005 9.0 100
June 2006 10.0 100
December 2006 11.0 101
June 2007 12.0 100
June 2008 13.0 108 2
June 2009 14.0 117
June 2010 15.0 120
July 2011 16.0 107
July 2012 17.0 108
July 2013 18.0 105
July 2014 19.0 126
August 2015 20.0 102
Total updates to date 1,674
July 2016 21.0 116

1 The number of occupations refers to those updated by the job incumbent and occupational expert sources. Additional occupations may have subsets of their data updated by alternative sources (e.g., analyst ratings, transactional data) at different dates than those listed above.

2 Legislators (11-1031.00) and Mathematical Technicians (15-2091.00) will not be updated by job incumbents or occupational expert sources.

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Occupational Code Assignment

To maintain the Occupational Code Assignment (OCA) process, the Department of Labor is seeking extension of its current clearance from the Office of Management and Budget. Part of the clearance process is to seek public comment on the OCA form. A Federal Register Notice external site, published on May 12, 2016, announced the submission for OMB review and a comment request on the "Information Collection Request" (ICR), downloadable below in PDF format.

Comments on the ICR should be sent to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attn: OMB Desk Officer for DOL-ETA, Office of Management and Budget, Room 10235, 725 17th Street NW., Washington, DC 20503. Fax: 202-395-5806. Email: Comments must be received by June 13, 2016.

Information Collection Request (ICR)
Supporting Statement for Extension with Revisions
OCA Form Revisions
OCA Form - Part A, showing revisions

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