BLS Technical Advisory Committee (BLSTAC)

The Bureau of Labor Statistics Technical Advisory Committee (BLSTAC) advises the Commissioner of Labor Statistics on statistical methodology and other technical matters related to the collection and analysis of BLS data.

Charter of the Technical Advisory Committee

The members of the Technical Advisory Committee are:

  • Johnny Blair, Senior Survey Methodologist, Abt Associates
  • Carol Corrado, Senior Advisor and Research Director, Economics Program, The Conference Board
  • Steven Davis, Professor and Deputy Dean for Faculty, Booth School of Business, University of Chicago
  • Steven Heeringa, Research Scientist, Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan
  • Bart Hobijn, Senior Research Advisor, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco
  • Susan Houseman, Senior Economist, W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research
  • Frauke Kreuter, Professor, Joint Program in Survey Methodology, University of Maryland
  • Virginia Lesser, Professor and Chair, Department of Statistics, Oregon State University
  • Bruce Meyer, Professor, Harris School of Public Policy Studies, University of Chicago
  • Emi Nakamura, Associate Professor, Columbia Business School and Department of Economics, Columbia University
  • Pia Orrenius, Assistant Vice President and Senior Economist, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
  • William Rodgers, Professor, Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, Rutgers University
  • Frank Stafford, Professor, Department of Economics, University of Michigan
  • Daniel Sullivan, Executive Vice President and Director of Research, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

The Technical Advisory Committee expects to meet two times during each year. The planned meeting schedule to date is:

  • May 15, 2015
  • November 20, 2015

Technical Advisory Committee Meetings

November 21, 2014

June 20, 2014

November 8, 2013

June 21, 2013

November 9, 2012

June 15, 2012


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Last Modified Date: January 16, 2015