The Occupational Requirements Survey (ORS) is conducted by the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). The ORS is an establishment-based survey and 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.
See household and establishment survey response rates for the percentage of the sample that responds to or participates in the ORS and BLS surveys.
To assist users in ascertaining the reliability of ORS estimates, standard errors are also available for each estimate. 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.