The Current Employment Statistics (CES) survey is undergoing a complete redesign. Since its inception, over 50 years ago, the CES has been a panel survey. The CES Redesign (CES-R) is instituting a probability sample design, see Werking (1997). The new sample design holds new challenges for the data collection activity of the survey. This paper profiles the existing and planned data collection environment and discusses the major issues involved in implementing the new sample design.