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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. Part of the clearance process is to seek public comment on the proposed data collection. A Federal Register Notice external site, published on March 30, 2018, announced the availability to the public of the "Information Collection Request" (ICR), downloadable below in PDF format.

Send written comments to Lauren Fairley, Division of National Programs, Tools and Technical Assistance, Room C4526, Employment and Training Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20210. Telephone number: 202-693-3731 (this is not a toll-free number). Individuals with hearing or speech impairments may access the telephone number above via TTY by calling the toll-free Federal Information Relay Service at 1-877-889-5627 (TTY/TDD). Fax: 202-693-3015. E-mail: fairley.lauren@dol.gov. Submit written comments on or before 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

The materials submitted to OMB in 2002, 2005, 2008, 2012, and 2015 can be found in our Reports and Documents section.

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Data Publication Schedule

The O*NET 22.3 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 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.

966 occupations have been updated by job incumbents and occupational experts to date. You can view the full list of updated occupations online. 723 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
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
August 2016 21.0 116
August 2017 22.0 100
Total updates to date 1,890



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

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 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. 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

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