A presentation for the National Disability Forum

A presentation for the National Disability Forum

An Update on the Occupational Requirements Survey A presentation for the National Disability Forum August 1, 2017 Bureau of Labor Statistics Mission Collect, analyze, and disseminate economic information Support public and private decision-making

Provide products and services that are: Accurate Objective Relevant Timely Accessible 2 Bureau of Labor Statistics

Responsible for measuring Labor market activity Working conditions Price changes Compensation More

3 National Compensation Survey A voluntary, national establishment survey with 11,000 units Data are collected by professional Field Economists via personal contact Collects data on wages and benefits to produce various products, including the Employment Cost Index 4 The National Compensation Survey (NCS)

A voluntary, national survey of businesses and State and local governments Professional staff make personal contacts Wages and benefits The Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) system guides job selection All occupations are leveled using a point-factor method to determine a work-level based on related duties and responsibilities: Knowledge required, job controls and complexity, contacts, and physical environment 5 Occupational Requirements Survey How

was ORS developed? Proof concept Testing Survey design Dry-run Implementation 6 Occupational Requirements Survey The Occupational Requirements Survey (ORS) will provide occupational-related data for: Physical demands Mental and cognitive demands Environmental conditions Vocational preparation 7 What is ORS?

Pulling Measuring Physical Demands Keyboardin g Lifting Leg/ Foot Contro l Reachin g Arm/ Hand Control Vision

Climbing Standin g 8 What is ORS? Measuring Environment al Conditions Fumes Gases Working Outdoors Moving Parts

Dust High Exposed Places Cold/ Heat Wetness / Humidit y Chemical s 9 What is ORS? Measuring Vocational Preparation Other

Other Doctorat Certificatio Certificatio e n n Degree Associates Other Masters Degree Certificatio Degree n High School Bachelor Profession s Degree al Degree 10 Percent of workers Minimum formal education requirements, civilian workers, 2016 45.0

40.0 35.0 30.0 25.0 20.0 15.0 10.0 5.0 0.0 n 's 's 's ol al al al te r r e n it o

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ro As l H s P al e' oo m t r h ia fo sc c o o h s N g s

i A H Proposed cognitive elements Control of work pace Work flow Pause control Work review Problem solving Personal contacts More 12 More about ORS

Survey management structure Local, professionally trained field economists make contact with pre-selected establishments Company officials are interviewed via a personal visit or telephone Several layers of quality review from the point of data collection through processing and aggregation of estimates Year-long sample design (summer to summer) 13 ORS first wave The first wave consists of 3 years (sample years) of collection

First production sample published December 2016 Second production sample being collected Next ORS publication: November 2017 First year sample smaller than subsequent (6,500 establishments) Following sample years will contain approximately 10,000 nationwide Complete set of estimates expected early 2019 14 Additional testing Job observation test Cognitive elements test Future: Incumbent test 15 Next steps First

five year wave with collection starting in September 2018 Introduce revised cognitive elements Potential new sample design Many more estimates than current design National estimates not available until fifth year 16 ORS estimates Data from the first full sample available December 2016: News release Data to be made accessible through a BLS website query tool Full data extract All estimates are available at:

www.bls.gov/ORS (202) 691-6199 17 Contact Information Hilery Simpson Assistant Commissioner (202) 691-5184 [email protected] Questions about the ORS estimates? (202) 691-6199 www.bls.gov/ors Contact Information Hilery Simpson Assistant Commissioner (202) 691-5184 [email protected] Questions about the ORS estimates? (202) 691-6199 www.bls.gov/ors

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