The Employment Research and Program Development staff (ERPDS) initiates, plans, and directs activities for improving the quality and enhancing the analytical usefulness of the following BLS programs: American Time Use Survey, Business Employment Dynamics, Census of Employment and Wages, Current Employment Statistics, Current Population Survey, Employment Projections, Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey, Local Area Unemployment Statistics, Mass Layoff Statistics, and Occupational Employment Statistics, Two major functions of ERPDS are to assist in the development of the above data programs and to conduct original research using BLS data. In addition, the National Longitudinal Surveys Program is housed in ERPDS.

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Further information may be obtained by contacting the Employment Research and Program Development Staff via email or calling (202) 691-7391 from 9:00 am through 5:00 pm Eastern Time Monday through Friday.

Division Chief:

  Mark Loewenstein (Research Papers) (202) 691-7385


Supervisory Research Economist, Employment Research Staff:

  Anne Polivka (Research Papers) (202) 691-7395


Supervisory Research Economist, NLS Director:

  Jeffrey Groen (Research Papers) (202) 691-7392


Research Economists, Employment Research Staff:

  Michael R. Dalton (Research Papers) (202) 691-7403


  Matthew Dey (Research Papers) (202) 691-7356


  Harley Frazis (Research Papers) (202) 691-7394


  Elizabeth Weber Handwerker (Research Papers) (202) 691-7353


  Hugette Sun (Research Papers) (202) 691-7419


Research Economists, National Longitudinal Survey (NLS) Staff:

  Alison Aughinbaugh (Research Papers) (202) 691-7520


  Chuck Pierret (Research Papers) (202) 691-7519


  Donna Rothstein (Research Papers) (202) 691-7529


Support Staff:


  Glenda Driggers   (202) 691-7391



  Jennifer Cassidy-Gilbert   (202) 691-5546


  Lowell Mason (Research Papers) (202) 691-6244


  Holly Olson   (202) 691-6572


  Julie Yates (Research Papers) (202) 691-7388



  Karma K Sonam   (202) 691-6913


Last Modified Date: October 27, 2015