Technical Note The Occupational Requirements Survey (ORS) provides job-related information about the physical demands; environmental conditions; education, training, and experience; as well as cognitive and mental requirements in the U.S. economy. Additional job requirement estimates are available at www.bls.gov/web/ors/ors-complete-dataset.xlsx and www.bls.gov/ors/data.htm. For information on estimation concepts and methods see the Handbook of Methods at www.bls.gov/opub/hom/ors/home.htm, the collection manual at www.bls.gov/ors/information-for-survey- participants/pdf/occupational-requirements-survey-collection-manual-082019.pdf, and www.bls.gov/ors/questions -and-answers.htm. Sample size: The ORS is a nationally representative establishment-based survey. Estimates are produced from a probability sample of 42,700 establishments. There were 20,000 private industry and 4,000 state and local government responding establishments that provided approximately 117,700 occupational observations. The 2022 estimates represent 142,774,500 civilian workers. These estimates are from four of five samples and are considered preliminary. Data from all five samples collected between September 2018 and July 2023 will be aggregated to produce the final estimates with an expected reference year of 2023. Standard errors: To assist users in ascertaining the reliability of ORS estimates, standard errors are made available with the release. Standard errors provide users a measure of the precision of an estimate to ensure that it is within an acceptable range for their intended purpose. Collected and imputed data are included in the standard error calculation. For further information and how to use the standard errors see www.bls.gov/ors/se.htm. Major terms: Credentials – Credentials include training time required as a condition of hiring, which often results in certifications, licenses, or educational certificates. Critical job function – This is the main purpose and the primary pay factor for the job. It consists of critical tasks that are integral to the job. Critical tasks – Activities workers must perform to carry out their critical job function(s). Fine manipulation – Picking, pinching, touching, or otherwise working primarily with fingers rather than the whole hand or arm. Low postures – The requirement for workers to perform critical tasks while crawling, crouching, kneeling, or stooping. Pause control – Ability to choose how and when short, unscheduled breaks are taken. People skills – Ability to listen, communicate, and relate to others. Telework – Ability to perform the critical job function off work premises, typically from home. Workers must have a formal arrangement with the employer and telework must be available to all workers in the job. Temporary or ad hoc telework arrangements, such as those made in response to the Coronavirus pandemic, are not included in telework. If you are deaf, hard of hearing, or have a speech disability, please dial 7-1-1 to access telecommunications relay services.