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 March 30, 2018, announced the availability to the public of the "Information Collection Request" (ICR). The 60-day public comment period concluded on May 29, 2018.
Download: 2018 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:
Questionnaires: Establishment - Knowledge
Questionnaires: Establishment - Work Activities
Questionnaires: Establishment - Work Context
Questionnaires: OE - Background
Questionnaires: OE - Tasks
Questionnaires: OE - Knowledge
Questionnaires: OE - Work Activities
Questionnaires: OE - Work Context
- Appendix B:
- Mailing Materials
- Appendix C:
- Publications Referencing the O*NET Data Collection Program
- Appendix D:
- Nonresponse Analysis
Previous OMB Clearance Packages
Data Publication Schedule
The O*NET 23.0 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 100 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.
968 occupations have been updated by job incumbents and occupational experts to date. You can view the full list of updated occupations online. 753 of these occupations have more than one update. You can view the list of occupations with more than one update as well.
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||1,990|
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 August 3, 2016, OMB approved a three-year extension of the Occupational Code Assignment (OCA) process. In 2015, the Department of Labor sought OMB approval for this extension. A Federal Register Notice , 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. The public comment period concluded on June 13, 2016.
- Information Collection Request (ICR)
- Supporting Statement for Extension with Revisions
- OCA Form Revisions
- OCA Form - Part A, showing revisions