Office of Management and Budget Clearance
O*NET Data Collection
The O*NET Data Collection program is currently in progress. As part of the effort to maintain the ongoing collection to keep the data up to date, the Department of Labor is seeking extension of its current clearance from the Office of Management and Budget. A Federal Register Notice , published on June 17, 2015, announced the impending 30-day comment period. The OMB will consider all written comments that agency receives on or before 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
Data Publication Schedule
The O*NET 19.0 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 126 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.
940 occupations have been updated by job incumbents and occupational experts to date. You can view the full list of updated occupations online. 509 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 20.0 database in early August, 2015, 953 occupations will have been updated and 589 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|
|June 2008||13.0||108 2|
|Total updates to date||1,674|
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.
Occupational Code Assignment
On May 15, 2013, OMB approved a three-year extension of the Occupational Code Assignment (OCA) process. In 2013, the Department of Labor sought OMB approval for this extension. A Federal Register Notice , published on March 12, 2013, announced the submission for OMB review and a comment request on the "Information Collection Request" (ICR), downloadable below in PDF format. The public comment period ended on April 11, 2013.
- Information Collection Request (ICR)
- Supporting Statement for Extension without Revisions