Office of Management and Budget Clearance

O*NET Data Collection

On November 22, 2021, OMB approved external site a three-year extension of the O*NET Data Collection effort. In 2021, the O*NET project sought OMB approval for this extension. A Federal Register Notice external site, published on October 18, 2021, announced the availability to the public of the "Information Collection Request" (ICR).

Download: 2021 OMB Clearance Package

All materials are provided in PDF format.

OMB Clearance Package:
Appendix A:
Appendix B:
Appendix C:
Appendix D:
Appendix E:
Appendix F:
Appendix G:
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Appendix I:
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Appendix K:

Previous OMB Clearance Packages

The materials submitted to OMB in 2002, 2005, 2008, 2012, 2015, and 2018 can be found in our Reports and Documents section.

Data Publication Schedule

The O*NET 26.1 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.

821 occupations have been updated by job incumbents and occupational experts to date. You can view the full list of updated occupations online. 724 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 DateDatabase VersionOccupations Updated 1
April 20035.054
July 20046.0126
December 20047.0100
June 20058.0100
December 20059.0100
June 200610.0100
December 200611.0101
June 200712.0100
June 200813.0108 2
June 200914.0117
June 201015.0120
July 201116.0107
July 201217.0108
July 201318.0105
July 201419.0126
August 201520.0102
August 201621.0116
August 201722.0100
August 201823.0100
August 201924.0100
August 202025.0100
August 202126.0100
 Total updates to date2,290

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) were not updated by job incumbents or occupational expert sources.

Occupational Code Assignment

On September 24, 2019, OMB approved a three-year extension of the Occupational Code Assignment (OCA) process. In 2019, the Department of Labor sought OMB approval for this extension. A Federal Register Notice external site, published on August 23, 2019, 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 September 23, 2019.

Information Collection Request:
OCA Form: