Hilery Z. Simpson became the Associate Commissioner for the Office of Compensation and Working Conditions in 2021. He leads strategic direction for this Office regarding production, development, and research for the Bureau’s compensation, occupational requirements, and safety and health programs. Among the products from this Office is the National Compensation Survey, the Survey of Occupational Illnesses and Injuries, and the Employment Cost Index, a principal federal economic indicator. From 2016 to 2021, Mr. Simpson served as the Assistant Commissioner for the Office of Compensation Levels and Trends. Mr. Simpson previously served as the Assistant Commissioner for the BLS Occupational Safety and Health Statistics programs. In each of these offices, he introduced new and innovative processes, which improved the quality and scope of survey outputs, with a strong focus on meeting data user needs. Among his accomplishments is the introduction of the Occupational Requirements Survey, which has grown to meet the needs of many data users, including the Social Security Administration and the disability and vocational communities.
Mr. Simpson earned Bachelor of Arts and Master of Science degrees in Economics from DePaul University.
Last Modified Date: November 1, 2021