SOCPC Responses on Public Comments Regarding Changes for 2018

By Document Number

The Standard Occupational Classification Policy Committee (SOCPC) and the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) received and reviewed over 300 public comments on information presented in the May 22, 2014, Federal Register notice (79 FR 29620). Each individual comment was assigned a unique docket number (1-xxxx) when conveyed to the SOC Coordinating Team at the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). In some cases, the SOCPC considered each part of a specific docket separately, adding a decimal point and two digits to indicate each part, (1.0071.01, 1.0071.02, etc.). For each docket, the links below provide the related 2010 SOC code(s), the subject covered, and the SOCPC's response and rationale. Dockets providing the same or essentially similar comments or suggestions were reviewed simultaneously by the SOCPC. Combined responses addressing multiple dockets are indicated by "Multiple dockets..." and are identified by a "Group Leader" that represents all of the comments in the group. For subjects covered in multiple dockets, the corresponding docket number for the group leader is indicated in this table:

Subject Covered in Multiple Dockets Docket Number of Group Leader Dockets Covered
Surgical Assistants 1-0002 1-0005 through 1-0025, 1-0035, 1-0038, 1-0041, 1-0095, 1-0118, 1-0126, 1-0132, and 1-0221.
Community Health Workers 1-0031 1-0026 through 1-0034, 1-0036, 1-0037, 1-0039, 1-0040, 1-0042 through 1-0065, 1-0067 through 1-0070, 1-0072 through 1-0076, 1-0078, 1-0079, 1-0081 through 1-0089, 1-0092, 1-0094, 1-0096, 1-0097, 1-0100 through 1-0102, 1-0104, 1-0133, 1-0134, 1-0136, 1-0139, 1-0141, 1-0142, 1-0147, 1-0149 through 1-0156, 1-0159, 1-0161, 1-0163, 1-0167, 1-0168, 1-0171, 1-0172, 1-0174 through 1-0177, 1-0179, 1-0180, 1-0191, 1-0193, 1-0196, 1-0198, and 1-0200.
Physicians and Surgeons 1-0071.16 1-0184.06
Denturists 1-0080 1-0090, 1-0158, and 1-0162.
Residents, Fellows, and Interns 1-0093.01 1-0184.21
Dental Hygienists and Dental 1-0105 1-0106, 1-0204, and 1-0206.
Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 1-0111 1-0112 through 1-0114, 1-0119, 1-0127, and 1-0131.
Clinical Nurse Specialists 1-0120 1-0210
Workforce Boards and Workforce Development Specialists 1-0124 1-0110
Childcare Workers, Preschool Teachers, Teacher Assistants, and Education Administrators, Preschool and Childcare Center/Program 1-0125 1-0145, 1-0189, and 1-0208.
Engineering Technologists 1-0130 1-0203
Public Health Nurses 1-0137 1-0129
Recreational Marine Industry 1-0140 1-0143, 1-0187, and 1-0205.
Acupuncturists 1-0144 1-0003, 1-0004, and 1-0109.
Health Information Technology and Management, Health Informatics Practitioners, Medical Records and Health Information Technicians, Medical Registrars, and Medical Transcriptionists 1-0148 1-0098, 1-0117, 1-0146, 1-0148, 1-0149, 1-0183, 1-0185, 1-0186, 1-0188, 1-0201, 1-0207, 1-0217, and 1-0222.
Art Therapists 1-0157 1-0108 and 1-0209.
Professional Organizers 1-0160 1-0212
Project Managers 1-0165 1-0071.02, 1-0071.19, and 1-0123.
Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics; Firefighters 1-0170 1-0099, 1-0103, 1-0107, and 1-0135.
Education Administrators 1-0181 1-0184.18
Patient Navigators 1-0190 1-0226
Dispatchers, Public Safety Telecommunicators 1-0199 1-0115, 1-0138, 1-0192, 1-0195, 1-0199, and 1-0224.
Healthcare Technology Management - Engineers and Technicians 1-0214 1-0213
Nursing Assistants, Home Health Aides, and Personal Care Aides 1-0220 1-0071.04, 1-0182.06, and 1-0215.01.
Public Health Occupations 1-0223 1-0211

Multiple dockets also requested changes to the Employment and Training Administration's Occupational Information Network (O*NET) that are outside the scope of the SOC revision. According to SOC Classification Principle 2, occupations are primarily classified according to the work performed, and only in some special cases based on skills, education or training. These occupations are performed by individuals with a variety of backgrounds, so a training requirement is not appropriate.

O*NET Job Zones are not established by the SOCPC. Rather, approximately 100 occupations are classified or re-classified within the five level Job Zone system in each new annual O*NET database released by the National Center for O*NET Development under a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration. This assignment is based on data collected via survey from job incumbents and occupational experts (OEs) regarding the levels of education, experience, and training needed for work in their occupations. A detailed report on the procedure using O*NET survey data and other information to assign Job Zones to O*NET occupations is available at: http://www.onetcenter.org/reports/JobZoneProcedure.html.

The full proposed 2018 SOC structure, codes, titles, and definitions are available at: http://www.bls.gov/soc/home.htm. If you would like to search for keywords in the responses, first click "Expand All." The full document is also available as a pdf.

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  • Docket Number 1-0001 -- Medical Dosimetrists (29-1124)

    Docket 1-0001 requested a new detailed occupation for Medical Dosimetrists, which are classified in 29-1124 Radiation Therapists in the 2010 SOC. The SOCPC accepted this recommendation because the work performed by Medical Dosimetrists is sufficiently distinct to reliably collect data, as required by Classification Principle 9. The SOCPC recommends establishing a new code for this occupation, 29-2036.

  • Docket Number 1-0002 -- Surgical Assistants (29-2055)

    Multiple dockets requested a new detailed occupation for Surgical Assistants, which are classified in 29-2055 Surgical Technologists in the 2010 SOC. The SOCPC accepted this recommendation because the work performed by Surgical Assistants is sufficiently distinct to reliably collect data, as required by Classification Principle 9. The SOCPC recommends establishing a new code for this occupation, 29-9093.

  • Docket Number 1-0031 -- Community Health Workers (21-1094)

    Multiple dockets requested changes to the definition for 21-1094 Community Health Workers. The SOCPC partially accepted these recommendations and modified the definition for this occupation.

  • Docket Number 1-0066 -- Horticultural Therapists (29-1129)

    Docket 1-0066 requested a new detailed occupation for Horticultural Therapists. The SOCPC did not accept this recommendation based on Classification Principle 9 on collectability.

  • Docket Number 1-0071.01 -- Supervisors of Health Technologists and Technicians (29-2000)

    Docket 1-0071.01 requested a new detailed occupation for Supervisors of Health Technologists and Technicians. The SOCPC did not accept this recommendation based on Classification Principle 2 which states that occupations are classified based on work performed and on Classification Principle 4 which states that supervisors usually have work experience and perform activities similar to those of the workers they supervise, and therefore are classified with the workers they supervise.

  • Docket Number 1-0071.03 -- GIS Analysts (Multiple)

    Docket 1-0071.03 requested a new detailed occupation for GIS Analyst. The SOCPC did not accept this recommendation based on Classification Principle 2 which states that occupations are classified based on work performed. GIS Analysts could be classified in multiple existing occupations depending on the work performed.

  • Docket Number 1-0071.05 -- Animal Groomers (39-2021)

    Docket 1-0071.05 requested a new detailed occupation for Animal Groomers, which are classified in 39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers in the 2010 SOC. The SOCPC did not accept this recommendation based on Classification Principle 9 on collectability.

  • Docket Number 1-0071.06 -- Dental Assistants (31-9091)

    Docket 1-0071.06 requested a new detailed occupation for Dental Office Assistants or for a more robust definition of 31-9091 Dental Assistants. The SOCPC partially accepted this recommendation and modified the definition for 31-9091 Dental Assistants.

  • Docket Number 1-0071.07 -- Office Coordinators (Multiple)

    Docket 1-0071.07 requested a new detailed occupation for Office Coordinators. The SOCPC did not accept this recommendation based on Classification Principle 9 on collectability. Workers in these jobs could be coded in more than one occupation because they have a variety of duties and skill levels and the work performed varies by establishment. Workers should be coded in the occupation that requires the highest level of skill, as stated in Coding Guideline 2.

  • Docket Number 1-0071.08 -- Maintenance and Repair Workers, General (49-9071)

    Docket 1-0071.08 requested a change to the title of 49-9071 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General to include the word "Building." The SOCPC agreed that the definition should be modified to change "establishment" to "building" and made other modifications to the definition.

  • Docket Number 1-0071.09 -- Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators (53-7051)

    Docket 1-0071.09 requested a new detailed occupation for Forklift Operators, which are classified in 53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators in the 2010 SOC. The SOCPC did not accept this recommendation because Forklift Operator is already an illustrative example for the occupation and therefore does not need to be added to the title.

  • Docket Number 1-0071.10 -- Social Media Specialists (27-3031)

    Docket 1-0071.10 requested a new detailed occupation for Social Media Specialists. The SOCPC did not accept this recommendation based on Classification Principle 2 which states that occupations are classified based on work performed. However, the SOCPC also recommends adding "May specialize in using social media" to the definition for 27-3031 Public Relations Specialists.

  • Docket Number 1-0071.11 -- Marketing Assistants (Multiple)

    Docket 1-0071.11 requested a new detailed occupation for Marketing Assistants. The SOCPC did not accept this recommendation based on Classification Principle 9 on collectability. Workers in these jobs could be coded in more than one occupation because they have a variety of duties and skill levels. Workers should be coded in the occupation that requires the highest level of skill, as stated in Coding Guideline 2.

  • Docket Number 1-0071.12 -- Auto Service Writers (Multiple)

    Docket 1-0071.12 requested a new detailed occupation for Auto Service Writers. The SOCPC did not accept this recommendation based on Classification Principle 2 which states that occupations are classified based on work performed. These workers can be coded into existing occupations. If a worker could be coded in more than one occupation, they should be coded in the occupation that requires the highest level of skill, as stated in Coding Guideline 2.

  • Docket Number 1-0071.13 -- Heavy and Tractor Trailer Truck Drivers (53-3032)

    Docket 1-0071.13 requested multiple new detailed occupations under 53-3032 Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers. The SOCPC did not accept this recommendation based on Classification Principle 9 on collectability. However, the SOCPC proposes adding Dump Truck Driver as an illustrative example and a number of other direct match titles such as Logging Flatbed Truck Driver and Self-Loading Flatbed Truck Driver.

  • Docket Number 1-0071.14 -- Baristas (35-3022)

    Docket 1-0071.14 requested that the title 'Barista' be included in 35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop. The SOCPC recommends combining two 2010 SOC occupations: 35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food and 35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop. For the new code, 35-3023 Fast Food and Counter Workers, the SOCPC proposes the following illustrative examples: Barista, Cafeteria Server, Ice Cream Server, Snack Bar Attendant, and Mess Attendant.

  • Docket Number 1-0071.15 -- Medical Coders and Billing Clerks (29-2071, 43-3021)

    Docket 1-0071.15 requested reducing overlap between medical records coders in 29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians, and medical billers and billing audit-type workers in 43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks. The SOCPC agreed to add Medical Bill Coder as an illustrative example for 29-2071 and state “Includes medical coders.” The SOCPC also recommends adding a statement to 43-3021 that excludes 29-2071. In addition, the SOCPC recommends removing Patient Account Representative as an illustrative example for 43-3021.

  • Docket Number 1-0071.16 -- Physicians and Surgeons (29-1060)

    Multiple dockets requested new detailed occupations for broad occupation 29-1060 Physicians and Surgeons. The SOCPC accepted many of these recommendations and proposes establishing new detailed codes for these occupations, 29-1211 through 29-1249.

  • Docket Number 1-0071.17 -- Millwrights (49-9041, 49-9044)

    Docket 1-0071.17 requested clarification between 49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics and 49-9044 Millwrights. The SOCPC recommends combining 49-9041 and 49-9044 and establishing a new code for 49-9046 Industrial Machinery Mechanics and Millwrights, based on Classification Principle 2 which states that occupations are classified based on the work performed.

  • Docket Number 1-0071.18 -- Medical Transport Drivers (53-3020)

    Docket 1-0071.18 requested clarification on how to code Medical Transport Drivers. The SOCPC accepted this recommendation and proposes a number of changes to 53-3020 Bus Drivers and 53-3040 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs to clarify coding of Medical Transport Drivers and other Motor Vehicle Operators, including a new detailed SOC occupation for 53-3053 Shuttle Drivers and Chauffeurs with an illustrative example of Nonemergency Medical Transporter.

  • Docket Number 1-0077 -- Ocean/Coastal and System Engineers (17-2000)

    Docket 1-0077 requested new detailed occupations for Ocean/Coastal Engineers and System Engineers. The SOCPC did not accept this recommendation based on Classification Principle 9 on collectability. However the SOCPC recommended changes to the direct match title file and the definition for 17-2051 Civil Engineers to clarify coding of Ocean and Coastal Engineers. System Engineers could be coded to more than one occupation based on the work performed.

  • Docket Number 1-0080 -- Denturists (51-9081)

    Multiple dockets requested a new detailed occupation for Denturists. The SOCPC did not accept this recommendation based on Classification Principle 9 on collectability.

  • Docket Number 1-0091 -- Child Life Specialists (Multiple)

    Docket 1-0091 requested a new detailed occupation for Child Life Specialists. The SOCPC did not accept this recommendation based on Classification Principle 2 which states that occupations are classified based on work performed and on Classification Principle 9 on collectability. These workers can be coded into existing occupations based on the work performed. If a worker could be coded in more than one occupation, they should be coded in the occupation that requires the highest level of skill, as stated in Coding Guideline 2.

  • Docket Number 1-0093.01 -- Residents, Fellows, and Interns (29-1060)

    Multiple dockets requested new detailed occupations for Medical, Pharmacy, and Veterinary Residents, Fellows, and Interns. The SOCPC did not accept this recommendation based on Classification Principle 2 which states that occupations are classified based on work performed. The daily activities of Residents, Fellows, and Interns typically mirror the daily activities of physicians.

  • Docket Number 1-0093.02 -- Postdoctoral Fellows and Research Associates (Multiple)

    Docket 1-0093.02 requested new detailed occupations for Postdoctoral Fellows and Research Associates. The SOCPC did not accept this recommendation based on Classification Principle 2 which states that occupations are classified based on work performed and on Classification Principle 7 which states that trainees are classified with the occupations for which they are being trained.

  • Docket Number 1-0093.03 -- Education Administrators, All Other (11-9039)

    Docket 1-0093.03 requested new detailed occupations under 11-9039 Education Administrators, All Other for managerial and non-managerial education administrators. The SOCPC did not accept this recommendation based on Classification Principle 2 which states that occupations are classified based on work performed and Classification Principle 3 which states that workers primarily engaged in planning and directing are classified in major group 11-0000 Management Occupations. Occupations within major group 11-0000 are not distinguished by the size of the program being managed and such information is not collectable. Workers who do not have planning and directing responsibilities should not be classified in major group 11-0000.

  • Docket Number 1-0093.04 -- Interdisciplinary Occupations (Multiple)

    Docket 1-0093.04 requested new detailed occupations for interdisciplinary occupations such as bioinformaticians, biotechnologists, and geobiologists, for purposes of determining prevailing wages. The SOCPC did not accept this recommendation because the SOC is designed solely for statistical purposes. According to Coding Guideline 2, when workers in a single job can fall into more than one occupation, they should be coded to the occupation that requires the highest level of skill. If there is no difference in skill level, they should be coded to the occupation in which they spend the most time. The examples provided by the commenter can fit into multiple occupations, so they cannot be added to the direct match title file.

  • Docket Number 1-0093.05 -- Residuals (Multiple)

    Docket 1-0093.05 requested changes to Classification Principle 8 to better articulate the usefulness of 'all other' residual categories. The SOCPC agreed and recommended changes to Classification Principle 8.

  • Docket Number 1-0105 -- Dental Hygienists (29-2021)

    Multiple dockets requested that 29-2021 Dental Hygienists be moved from minor group 29-2000 Health Technologists and Technicians to minor group 29-1000 Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners and suggested changes to the definition. The SOCPC accepted this recommendation and proposes code 29-1192 and changes to the 2010 SOC definition. The SOCPC also recommends changing the title of minor group 29-1000 to Health Diagnosing or Treating Occupations.

  • Docket Number 1-0111 -- Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors (39-9031)

    Multiple dockets requested changing the code, title, definition, and placement within the structure for 39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors. The SOCPC accepted the recommendation to change the title for the occupation to "Exercise Trainers and Group Fitness Instructors" and modified the definition for clarity. The SOCPC did not accept the recommendation to move the occupation from major group 39-0000 Personal Care and Service Occupations to major group 29-0000 Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations, based on Classification Principle 2 which states that occupations are classified based on work performed.

  • Docket Number 1-0116 -- Flight Attendants (53-3021)

    Docket 1-0116 requested changes to the Occupational Outlook Handbook profile that are outside the scope of the SOC revision. However, the SOCPC recommends updating the definition for 53-2031 Flight Attendants.

  • Docket Number 1-0120 -- Clinical Nurse Specialists (29-1141)

    Multiple dockets requested a new detailed occupation for Clinical Nurse Specialists. The SOCPC did not accept this recommendation based on Classification Principle 2 which states that occupations are classified based on work performed and on Classification Principle 9 on collectability.

  • Docket Number 1-0121 -- Faculty (25-1000)

    Docket 1-0121 requested clarification on coding postsecondary faculty in higher education. The SOCPC did not accept this recommendation because it acknowledges that postsecondary faculty should be coded based on the work they do, not on their work status (part time vs. full time) or the credit-bearing status of the courses they teach. "Faculty" is a designation that refers to teachers, researchers and those who are administrators in both postsecondary and pre-college institutions. Individuals who are faculty should be coded based on their work activities. The docket also requested more information on sources of training on coding in postsecondary institutions, which will be provided in the final 2018 SOC manual.

  • Docket Number 1-0122 -- Direct Support Professionals (Multiple)

    Docket 1-0122 requested a new detailed occupation for Direct Support Professionals. The SOCPC did not accept this recommendation based on Classification Principle 1 which states that occupations are assigned to only one occupational category and Classification Principle 2 which states that occupation are classified based on the work performed. The occupational duties of Direct Support Professionals vary widely and overlap with other occupations. As stated in Coding Guideline 2, these workers should be coded to the occupation that requires the highest level of skill. If there is no measurable difference in skill requirements, workers should be coded in the occupation in which they spend the most time.

  • Docket Number 1-0124 -- Workforce Development Specialists (13-1151)

    Multiple dockets requested a new detailed occupation for Workforce Development Specialists. The SOCPC did not accept this recommendation because the work performed is not distinct enough to reliably collect data as required by Classification Principle 9. As a result, the SOCPC also recommends removing the occupation as a direct match title and illustrative example for 13-1151 Training and Development Specialists.

  • Docket Number 1-0125 -- Childcare Workers, Preschool Teachers, Teacher Assistants, and Education Administrators, Preschool and Childcare Center/Program (11-9031, 25-2011, 25-9041, 39-9011)

    Multiple dockets requested new detailed occupations and changes to the SOC definitions for workers providing early childhood care and education. The SOCPC did not accept these recommendations based on Classification Principle 2 which states that workers are classified based on the work performed and Classification Principle 9 on collectability. Because workers who care for children perform duties that are distinct from workers who teach children, it is appropriate to maintain the separation between childcare and education. The SOC cannot collect data on childcare workers or educators according to the age of the child. The SOCPC proposes modifying the title and definition for 11-9031 Education Administrators, Preschool and Childcare Center/Program.

  • Docket Number 1-0128 -- Medical Service Professionals (Multiple)

    Docket 1-0128 requested a new detailed occupation for Medial Service Professionals. The SOCPC did not accept this recommendation based on Classification Principle 1 which states that each occupation is assigned to only one category at the lowest level of classification and on Classification Principle 9 on collectability. Medical Service Professionals could be classified in more than one existing SOC occupation based on the work performed.

  • Docket Number 1-0130 -- Engineering Technologists (17-3020)

    Multiple dockets requested new detailed occupations for Engineering Technologists. The SOCPC did not accept this recommendation based on Classification Principle 9 on collectability. However, the SOCPC proposes modifying the titles for all Engineering Technicians in broad occupation 17-3020 Engineering Technicians, Except Drafters to include Engineering Technologists.

  • Docket Number 1-0137 -- Public Health Nurses (Multiple)

    Multiple dockets requested a new detailed occupation for Public Health Nurses. The SOCPC did not accept this recommendation based on Classification Principle 2 which states that occupations are classified based on work performed and on Classification Principle 9 on collectability.

  • Docket Number 1-0140 -- Recreational Marine Industry (N/A)

    Multiple dockets requested a new detailed occupation designation for the recreational marine industry because "grouping of individual jobs in the [recreational marine industry] should be better reflected in the SOC manual." The SOCPC did not accept this recommendation. NAICS is an industry classification system that groups establishments into industries based on the similarity of their production processes. As mentioned in the comment, occupations related to marine activities fall under multiple two-digit NAICS sectors, including manufacturing, retail and wholesale trade, and arts, entertainment and recreation. As stated in Classification Principle 2, occupations are classified based on the work performed by individuals in that occupation. The same work is often performed, with minor variations, in different establishments. That is, workers in the same occupation can be employed across multiple industries. Therefore, it is not possible to better reflect the recreational marine industry, as requested, by adding detailed occupation designations.

  • Docket Number 1-0144 -- Acupuncturists (29-1199)

    Multiple dockets requested a new detailed occupation for Acupuncturists, which are classified in 29-1199 Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners in the 2010 SOC. The SOCPC accepted this recommendation because the work performed by Acupuncturists is sufficiently distinct to reliably collect data, as required by Classification Principle 9. The SOCPC recommends establishing a new code for this occupation, 29-1291 Acupuncturists.

  • Docket Number 1-0148 -- Health Informatics Practitioners (Multiple)

    Multiple dockets requested new detailed occupations and improved coverage of occupations related to Health Information Technology such as Health Informatics Practitioners, Medical Records Specialists, and Medical Registrars. The SOCPC partially accepted these recommendations and proposed revising the title for 29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians to 29-2071 Medical Registrar and Records Specialists, adding Medical Bill Coder as an illustrative example, and adding "Includes medical coders" to the definition. The SOCPC also proposes a new broad and detailed occupations (29-9020 and 29-9021) for Health Information Technology, Health Information Management, and Health Informatics Specialists and Analysts. Finally, the SOCPC proposes adding illustrative examples to the existing 11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers to include: Clinical Informatics Director, Health Information Services Manager, and Chief Medical Information Officer.

  • Docket Number 1-0157 -- Art Therapists (29-1129)

    Multiple dockets requested a new detailed occupation for Art Therapists. The SOCPC did not accept this recommendation, based on Classification Principle 9 on collectability. The SOCPC recommends a change to the definition for 29-1124 to clarify coding of Art Therapists, which should remain a direct match title for 29-1129 Therapists, All Other.

  • Docket Number 1-0160 -- Professional Organizers (Multiple)

    Multiple dockets requested a new detailed occupation for Professional Organizers. The SOCPC did not accept this recommendation based on Classification Principle 2, which states that occupations are classified based on work performed. Workers in these jobs could be coded in more than one occupation because they have a variety of duties and skill levels. Workers should be coded in the occupation that requires the highest level of skill, as stated in Coding Guideline 2.

  • Docket Number 1-0164 -- Program Managers (Multiple)

    Docket 1-0164 requested a new detailed occupation for Program Managers. The SOCPC did not accept this recommendation because the work activities are not sufficiently distinct from other occupations and vary depending on the kind of program that is being managed (e.g. housing, benefits, grants, employee development, etc.). These workers can be coded to occupations that already exist.

  • Docket Number 1-0165 -- Project Managers (Multiple)

    Multiple dockets requested a new detailed occupation for Project Managers. The SOCPC accepted this recommendation and proposes a new detailed occupation, 13-1082 Project Management Specialists. The SOCPC also proposes changes to the definition for 13-1081 Logisticians to differentiate between these occupations.

  • Docket Number 1-0166 -- Portfolio Managers (Multiple)

    Docket 1-0166 requested a new detailed occupation for Portfolio Managers. The SOCPC did not accept this recommendation based on Classification Principle 2, which states that occupations are classified based on work performed. The job title is used in more than one area, including finance and real estate. Portfolio Managers can be coded into existing occupations or into the proposed new 13-1082 Project Management Specialists.

  • Docket Number 1-0169 -- Psychologists (19-3030)

    Docket 1-0169 requested separating the broad occupation of 19-3030 Psychologists into a subset of health service psychologists occupations in major group 29-0000 Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations and a subset of research and applied psychologists occupations in major group 19-0000 Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations. The SOCPC did not accept this recommendation based on Classification Principle 2, which states that occupations are classified based on the work performed and Classification Principle 9 on collectability.

  • Docket Number 1-0170 -- Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics; Firefighters (29-2041, 33-2011)

    Multiple dockets requested new detailed occupations for Paramedics and other Emergency Medical Services Practitioners, EMT Firefighters, and EMT Paramedics. The SOCPC partially agreed with this recommendation and proposes establishing a new detailed occupation for 29-2043 Paramedics and modifying the definition and establishing a new code for 29-2042 Emergency Medical Technicians to differentiate the occupations.

  • Docket Number 1-0173 -- Geospatial Occupations (Multiple)

    Docket 1-0173 requested new detailed occupations for Geospatial Information Scientists and Technologists, Geographic Information Systems Technicians, Remote Sensing Scientists and Technologists, and Remote Sensing Technicians. The SOCPC did not accept these recommendations based on Classification Principle 9 on collectability. However, the SOCPC proposed clarifying the definition for 17-1021 Cartographers and Photogrammetrists. The commenter also requested review and update of other surveying, cartography, and mapping occupations, but did not provide any feedback on the type of changes requested.

  • Docket Number 1-0178 -- O*NET (General comment)

    Docket No. 1-0178 suggested (1) adding 'Apprenticeships' as a type of input requested in the May 22nd, 2014 Federal Register notice and (2) that greater emphasis be placed on proposed Classification Principle 10 regarding time series continuity in order to harmonize implementation of the revised 2018 SOC across all federal agencies, such that all data and information produced adhere to the same SOC structure and reference date. The SOCPC did not accept these recommendations because (1) the published FRN cannot be changed, but if a similar section is included in future FRNs, the SOCPC will consider explicitly mentioning "Apprenticeships" in that section and (2) while the SOCPC agrees on the importance of Classification Principle 10, as proposed, and recognizes the issues raised because of variation in SOC implementation dates and the level of SOC occupational detail published by federal statistical agencies, these differences will continue to persist due to varying survey scopes and methodologies. OMB does and will continue to encourage federal statistical agencies to use the SOC manual, approved modifications to the structure, official crosswalks, and common reference dates and implementation timelines.

  • Docket Number 1-0181 -- Postsecondary staff (11-1011, 11-3011, 13-1111, 13-2071, 21-1012, 25-0000)

    Multiple dockets requested new occupational categories within postsecondary faculty for research and public service staff. The SOCPC did not accept this recommendation. According to Classification Principle 2, research and public service staff should be classified based on the work performed, so they belong in major groups other than 25-0000. Research scientists should be classified under the science field they work in. Multiple dockets also requested clarification on coding occupations in student and academic services that are not instruction. The SOCPC proposes a number of changes to clarify coding in this area. First, to make it clear that not all personnel at postsecondary institutions should be placed in major group 25-0000 Education, Training, and Library Occupations, the SOCPC proposes changing the name of the major group to Educational Instruction and Library Occupations. Second, the SOCPC proposes the following changes to make coding of postsecondary staff clearer: (1) Modify the definition for 21-1012 Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors to include workers who provide student services and change the title to 21-1012 Educational, Guidance, and Career Counselors and Advisors. (2) Add University Registrar as an illustrative example for 11-3011 Administrative Services Managers since workers who manage postsecondary admissions and enrollment services are coded there (The clerical workers who work for the Registrar would be coded in 43-4199 Information and record Clerks, All Other, which already lists Student Admissions Clerk as an illustrative example; and the supervisors of these workers, who work under the Registrar, would be included in 43-1011 First-line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers. (3) Add University Institutional Researcher as an illustrative example for 13-1111 Management Analysts. (4) Revise the definition for 13-2071 Credit Counselors to clarify inclusion of college financial aid counselors. (5) Add University President as an illustrative for 11-1011 Chief Executives.

  • Docket Number 1-0182.01 -- Kindergarten Teachers (25-2012)

    Docket 1-0182.01 requested changes to educational requirements for 25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education. The recommendation is not relevant to the SOC which does not use educational requirements to define occupations, with a small number of exceptions.

  • Docket Number 1-0182.02 -- General/non-specific (General comment)

    Docket 1-0182.02 requested that additional illustrative examples be included in the 2018 SOC. The SOCPC agrees that additional illustrative examples would better serve SOC users and plans to review titles contained in the Direct Match Title File (DMTF), from which the illustrative examples are drawn, prior to the publication of the 2018 SOC.

  • Docket Number 1-0182.03 -- Case Managers (Multiple)

    Docket 1-0182.03 requested a new detailed occupation for Case Managers and consolidation of medical, clinical, and psychiatric social worker occupations. The SOCPC did not accept this recommendation because the changes would not further clarify the current coding of occupations which are already deemed collectable.

  • Docket Number 1-0182.04 -- Recreation Attendants (39-3091)

    Docket 1-0182.04 requested that the definition for 39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants be modified to clarify inclusion of desk clerks at fitness centers. The SOCPC did not accept this recommendation because desk clerks could be classified in more than one existing SOC occupation. As stated in Coding Guideline 2, workers should be coded in the occupation requiring the highest level of skill.

  • Docket Number 1-0182.05 -- CSRs in Sales Occupations (43-4051)

    Docket 1-0821.05 requested classifying customer service occupations according to industry (e.g. retail, insurance, real estate, or wholesale). The SOCPC did not accept this recommendation because as stated in Classification Principle 2, occupations are classified based on the work performed. However, the SOCPC recommends clarifying the definition for 43-4051 Customer Service Representatives.

  • Docket Number 1-0182.07 -- Escrow and Home Loan Officers (13-2072, 23-2093)

    Docket 1-0182.07 requested clarification between Escrow Officer, which is an illustrative example for 23-2093 Title Examiners, Abstractors, and Searchers and workers with similar duties classified in 13-2072 Loan Officers. The SOCPC did not accept this recommendation because although the duties of Escrow Officers vary by state, They usually have a legal function and are distinct from Loan Officers. Escrow Officers are appropriately coded to 23-2093 Title Examiners, Abstractors, and Searchers. The SOCPC agreed to add "Excludes "Loan Officers" (13-2072)"" to the definition for 23-2093.

  • Docket Number 1-0184.01 -- Information Technology Project Manager (Multiple)

    Docket 1-0184.01 requested a new detailed occupation for Information Technology Project Manager. The SOCPC did not accept this recommendation based on Classification Principle 2, which states that occupations are classified based on work performed. IT Project Managers could be coded to many existing occupations, in areas such as engineering and healthcare or to the proposed new occupation, 13-1082 Project Management Specialists.

  • Docket Number 1-0184.02 -- Software Quality Assurance Engineers and Testers (15-1130)

    Docket 1-0184.02 requested a new detailed occupation for Software Quality Assurance Engineers and Testers. The SOCPC accepted this recommendation because the work performed is sufficiently distinct to reliably collect data, as required by Classification Principle 9. The SOCPC recommends establishing a new code for this occupation, 15-1253 Software Quality Assurance Analysts and Testers.

  • Docket Number 1-0184.03 -- Web Administrators (Multiple)

    Docket 1-0184.03 requested a new detailed occupation for Web Administrators. The SOCPC did not accept this recommendation based on Classification Principle 2, which states that occupations are classified based on work performed. The work of Web Administrators is not sufficiently distinct from the work other occupations proposed for the 2018 SOC such as 15-1233 Web Developers and 15-1234 Web or Digital Interface Designers. Website Administrator should not be added as an illustrative example due to the variation in work activities.

  • Docket Number 1-0184.04 -- Sustainability Analysts (Multiple)

    Docket 1-0184.04 requested a new detailed occupation for Sustainability Specialists. The SOCPC accepted this recommendation but proposes establishing the new code and title 13-1191 Sustainability Analysts and using Sustainable Design Consultant, Home Energy Advisor, and Home Energy Auditor as illustrative examples.

  • Docket Number 1-0184.05 -- Risk Management Specialists (13-2051)

    Docket 1-0184.05 requested a new detailed occupation for Risk Management Specialists. The SOCPC accepted this recommendation and proposes establishing new code and title, 13-2054 Financial Risk Specialists.

  • Docket Number 1-0184.07 -- Treasurers and Controllers (11-3031)

    Docket 1-0184.07 requested a new detailed occupation for Treasurers and Controllers, which are classified in 11-3031 Financial Managers in the 2010 SOC. The SOCPC did not accept this recommendation based on Classification Principle 9 on collectability.

  • Docket Number 1-0184.08 -- Engineers (17-2000)

    Docket 1-0184.08 requested new detailed occupations for Mechatronics, Biochemical, and Manufacturing Engineers. The SOCPC accepted the recommendation to add Mechatronics Engineer as a direct match title for 17-2199 Engineers, All Other. In the 2010 SOC, Biochemical Engineer is a direct match title for 17-2031 Biomedical Engineers and Manufacturing Engineer is an illustrative example for 17-2112 Industrial Engineers. These examples and matches will be retained for the 2018 SOC.

  • Docket Number 1-0184.09 -- IT Managers (11-3021)

    Docket 1-0184.09 requested a change to O*NET that is outside the scope of the SOC revision. The docket also requested that the definition for 11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers specifically state that workers in the occupation may supervise and direct Software Developers, Computer Programmers, Systems Analysts, and other technology professionals. The SOCPC did not accept this recommendation because other management occupations in major group 11-0000 do not refer to the specific occupations supervised and it is unlikely that individuals in 11-3021 supervise only workers in the SOC codes suggested by the commenter.

  • Docket Number 1-0184.10 -- General and Operations Managers (11-1021)

    Docket 1-0184.10 requested changes to O*NET that are outside the scope of the SOC revision. However, the SOCPC recommends adding illustrative examples to 11-1021 General and Operations Managers to clarify coding of the occupation.

  • Docket Number 1-0184.11 -- Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists (13-1161)

    Docket 10184.11 requested changing the definition for 13-1161 Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists to note that individuals in the occupation may manage or supervise marketing projects and staff involved with marketing campaigns. The SOCPC did not accept this recommendation based on Classification Principle 4 which states that that supervisors of workers in major group 13-0000 Business and Financial Operations Occupations are classified with the workers they supervise. If the workers are planning and directing then they should be coded to 11-2021 Marketing Managers, as stated in Classification Principle 3.

  • Docket Number 1-0184.12 -- Software Developers (15-1130)

    Docket 1-0184.12 requested a change to O*NET that is outside the scope of the SOC revision. The docket also requested that that management of people and projects be added to the definitions for 15-1132 Software Developers, Applications and for 15-1133 Software Developers, Systems Software. The SOCPC did not accept the second part of this recommendation because 15-1132 and 15-1133 are not managerial occupations. The SOCPC proposes a number of changes to the 2010 SOC minor group, 15-1100 Computer Occupations. The SOCPC also proposes establishing new detailed occupational codes within new minor group, 15-1200 Computer Occupations.

  • Docket Number 1-0184.13 -- Financial Managers (N/A)

    Docket 1-0184.13 requested a change to O*NET that is outside the scope of the SOC revision.

  • Docket Number 1-0184.14 -- Managers (N/A)

    Docket 1-0184.14 requested a change to O*NET that is outside the scope of the SOC revision.

  • Docket Number 1-0184.15 -- Engineers (N/A)

    Docket 1-0184.15 requested a change to O*NET that is outside the scope of the SOC revision.

  • Docket Number 1-0184.16 -- Scientists (N/A)

    Docket 1-0184.16 requested a change to O*NET that is outside the scope of the SOC revision.

  • Docket Number 1-0184.17 -- Musicians (27-2041)

    Docket 1-0184.17 requested a change to O*NET that is outside the scope of the SOC revision. The docket also requested a new detailed occupation for Composers, which are classified in 27-2041 Music Directors and Composers in the 2010 SOC. The SOCPC did not accept this recommendation based on Classification Principle 2 which states that occupations are classified based on work performed and on Classification Principle 9 on collectability.

  • Docket Number 1-0184.19 -- Biological Technicians (N/A)

    Docket 1-0184.19 requested a change to O*NET that is outside the scope of the SOC revision.

  • Docket Number 1-0184.20 -- Academic Clinical Physicians (25-1000, 29-1060)

    Docket 1-0184.20 requested new detailed occupations for Academic Clinical Physicians for purposes of determining prevailing wages. The SOCPC did not accept this recommendation because the SOC is designed solely for statistical purposes. According to Coding Guideline 2, when workers in a single job can fall into more than one occupation, they should be coded to the occupation that requires the highest level of skill. If there is no difference in skill level, they should be coded to the occupation in which they spend the most time.

  • Docket Number 1-0184.22 -- Product Managers (Multiple)

    Docket 1-0184.22 requested a new detailed occupation for Product Managers. The SOCPC did not accept this recommendation based on Classification Principle 2, which states that occupations are classified based on work performed. Product Managers could be coded to many existing occupations based on the type of product or to the proposed new occupation, 13-1082 Project Management Specialists.

  • Docket Number 1-0184.23 -- Department Managers (Multiple)

    Docket 1-0184.23 requested a new detailed occupation for Department Managers. The SOCPC did not accept this recommendation based on Classification Principle 2, which states that occupations are classified based on work performed. The job title is vague.

  • Docket Number 1-0184.24 -- Foreign Legal Specialists (Multiple)

    Docket 1-0184.24 requested a new detailed occupation for Foreign Legal Specialists. The SOCPC did not accept this recommendation based on Classification Principle 9 on collectability.

  • Docket Number 1-0184.25 -- Sales Professionals (41-0000)

    Docket 1-0184.25 requested new detailed occupations for Sales Professionals with bachelor's degrees. The recommendation is not relevant to the SOC which does not use educational requirements to define occupations, with a small number of exceptions.

  • Docket Number 1-0190 -- Patient Navigators (Multiple)

    Docket 1-0190 requested a new detailed occupation for Patient Navigators. The SOCPC did not accept this recommendation based on Classification Principle 2, which states that occupations are classified based on work performed. Duties of Patient Navigators vary and are covered in other existing occupations such as 21-1022 Healthcare Social Workers; 29-1141 Registered Nurses; 31-1000 Nursing, Psychiatric, and Home Health Aides; and 43-0000 Office and Administrative Support Occupations.

  • Docket Number 1-0194 -- Dental Laboratory Technicians (51-9081)

    Docket 1-0194 requested that the definition for 51-9081 Dental Laboratory Technicians be changed and that the occupation be moved from major group 51-0000 Production Occupations to major group 29-0000 Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations or major group 31-0000 Healthcare Support Occupations. The docket also requested changes to O*NET that are outside the scope of the SOC revision. The SOCPC did not accept the recommendation to move the occupation within the structure based on Classification Principle 2, which states that occupations are classified based on work performed. Dental Laboratory Technicians work primarily in laboratories or dental offices on manufacturing dental replacements for restoration (e.g. crowns and bridges). The technicians work closely with dentists for proper construction and fit, but typically have no interaction with patients. The technicians work on manufacturing and producing products used in dental care, but do not perform actual patient treatment.

  • Docket Number 1-0197 -- Prosthodontists (29-1024)

    Docket 1-0197 requested changes to the Occupational Employment Statistics (OES) survey that are outside the scope of the SOC revision. However, the SOCPC recommends modifying the definition for 29-1024 Prosthodontists to better differentiate Prosthodontists from 29-1021 Dentists, General.

  • Docket Number 1-0199 -- Dispatchers, Public Safety Telecommunicators (43-5031)

    Multiple dockets requested a new detailed occupation for Public Safety Telecommunicators or workers with similar titles such as Emergency Services Telecommunications Specialists and 911 Communications Operators. Workers with these titles are classified in 43-5031 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers in the 2010 SOC. The dockets also requested that the occupation be moved from major group 43-0000 Office and Administrative Support Occupations to major group 33-0000 Protective Service Occupations. The SOCPC did not accept these recommendations based on Classification Principle 2, which states that workers are coded according to the work performed. The work performed is that of a dispatcher, not a first responder. Most dispatchers are precluded from administering actual care, "talking" someone through procedures, or providing advice. Moving the occupation to the Protective Services major group is not appropriate and separating them from the other dispatchers would be confusing. Also, dispatchers are often located in a separate area from first responders and have a different supervisory chain. The SOCPC proposes adding Public Safety Dispatcher as an illustrative example in place of Police Radio Dispatcher.

  • Docket Number 1-0202 -- Administrative Services and Facilities Managers (11-3011)

    Docket 1-0202 requested a new occupation for Facilities Managers, which are classified in 11-3011 Administrative Services Managers in the 2010 SOC. The SOCPC accepted this recommendation because the work performed by Facilities Managers is sufficiently distinct to reliably collect data, as required by Classification Principle 9. The SOCPC recommends establishing a new code for this occupation, 11-3013 Facilities Managers.

  • Docket Number 1-0214 -- Healthcare Technology Management - Engineers and Technicians (Multiple)

    Multiple dockets requested adding a new detailed occupation for Healthcare Technology Management – Engineers. The SOCPC did not accept this recommendation based on Classification Principle 2, which states that occupations are classified based on the work performed. There are no unique work activities that aren't already covered in existing occupations. The docket also requested renaming 49-9062 Medical Equipment Repairers as Healthcare Technology Management – Technicians and moving the occupation to major group 17-0000 Architecture and Engineering Occupations. The SOCPC did not accept this recommendation based on Classification Principle 2, which states that occupations are classified based on the work performed. The SOCPC will review titles contained in the Direct Match Title File (DMTF), from which illustrative examples are drawn, prior to the publication of the 2018 SOC.

  • Docket Number 1-0215.02 -- Facilities Superintendents (Multiple)

    Docket 1-0215.02 requested a new occupation for Facilities Superintendents within major group 37-0000 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations. The SOCPC did not accept this recommendation based on Classification Principle 2, which states that occupations are classified based on the work performed. Workers with the job title Facilities Superintendent can have a variety of duties that vary from establishment to establishment. As stated in Coding Guideline 2, workers should be coded in the occupation that requires the highest skill, which is often 11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers.

  • Docket Number 1-0215.03 -- Extraction Occupations (47-5000)

    Docket 1-0215.03 requested changes to more accurately classify oil and gas occupations, including a new detailed occupation within minor group 47-5000 Extraction Workers. The code should include motorman, floor hand, and rig hand in the definition, along with "workers on the rigs who push and/or pull the drilling pipes into and out of the ground." The SOCPC partially accepted this recommendation and proposes adding Oil Rig Floor Hand as a direct match title for 47-5071 Roustabouts, Oil and Gas, in addition to making a number of other changes to Extraction Occupations.

  • Docket Number 1-0215.04 -- Rehabilitation Coaches (21-1015)

    Docket 1-0215.04 requested a new detailed occupation for Rehabilitation Coaches within major group 21-0000 Community and Social Services Occupations. The SOCPC did not accept this recommendation based on Classification Principle 9 on collectability. However, the SOCPC recommends changes to the definition for 21-1015 Rehabilitation Counselors.

  • Docket Number 1-0215.05 -- Substitute Teachers (25-3099)

    Docket 1-0215.05 requested a new detailed occupations for Substitute Teachers. The SOCPC accepted this recommendation because the work performed by short-term Substitute Teachers is sufficiently distinct to reliably collect data, as required by Classification Principle 9. The SOCPC proposes establishing a new broad and detailed occupation (25-3030 and 25-3031) for Substitute Teachers, Short-Term.

  • Docket Number 1-0215.06 -- Financial Controllers (11-3031)

    Docket 1-0215.06 requested a new detailed occupation for Financial Controllers within major group 13-0000 Business and Financial Operations Occupations, with the same definition for 11-3031 but without the supervisory responsibilities. The SOCPC did not accept this recommendation because workers who do not supervise are not excluded from 11-3031 Financial Managers.

  • Docket Number 1-0215.07 -- Sports Instructors (25-1193, 25-3021, 27-2022, 39-9031)

    Docket 1-0215.07 requested clarification on coding 25-3021 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers, 25-1193 Recreation and Fitness Studies Teachers, Postsecondary, 27-2022 Coaches and Scouts, and 39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors. First, the SOCPC recommends that only sports instructors who teach courses in a formal postsecondary education institution be coded to minor group 25-1000 Postsecondary Teachers. Second, the SOCPC recommends modifying the definitions for the other occupations to indicate the purpose of their training/instruction.

  • Docket Number 1-0215.08 -- Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers (33-3051)

    Docket 1-0215.08 requested adding "working at colleges, universities, elementary and secondary schools" to the definition for 33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers. The SOCPC accepted this recommendation and proposes adding an 'Includes' statement and a direct match title, Campus Police Officer.

  • Docket Number 1-0215.09 -- Tool Pushers (47-1011)

    Docket 1-0215.09 requested adding Tool Pushers as an illustrative example for 47-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers. The SOCPC accepted this recommendation and proposes adding Tool Pusher to the direct match title file.

  • Docket Number 1-0215.10 -- Laborers in Extraction (47-5099)

    Docket 1-0215.10 requested adding Laborer, Water Transfer Operator, Slurry Mixing Machine Operator, and Floorhand as illustrative examples for 47-5099 Extraction Workers, All Other. The SOCPC accepted the recommendation and proposes adding Water Transfer Operator and Slurry Mixing Machine Operator as illustrative examples.

  • Docket Number 1-0215.11 -- Newspaper Delivery Merchandisers (53-3031)

    Docket 1-0215.11 requested adding Merchandiser, Newspaper Delivery as an illustrative example for 53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers. The SOCPC did not accept the recommendation to use the term "Merchandiser" because it is not unique to the occupation, but proposes removing "Includes newspaper delivery drivers" from the definition and instead using Newspaper Delivery Driver as an illustrative example.

  • Docket Number 1-0215.12 -- Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers (53-3032)

    Docket 1-0215.12 requested adding "includes local and long distance" to 53-3032 Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers and adding illustrative examples for Garbage Truck Driver, Dump Truck Driver, and Tow Truck Driver. The SOCPC accepted this recommendation and proposes adding an "Includes" statement for Tow Truck Drivers and adding Garbage Truck Driver and Dump Truck Driver as illustrative examples.

  • Docket Number 1-0215.13 -- Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers (53-3033)

    Docket 1-0215.13 requested adding "Includes Couriers with DOT and/or CDL" and an illustrative example of Parts Delivery Driver to 53-3033 Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers. The SOCPC accepted the recommendation and proposes adding Parts Delivery Driver as an illustrative example.

  • Docket Number 1-0215.14 -- Military Officers (55-0000)

    Docket 1-0215.14 requested a new detailed occupation for "unknown or unspecified occupation and/or rank for a Military Officer/Soldier." The SOCPC did not accept this recommendation based on based on Classification Principle 2, which states that occupations are classified based on the work performed and on Coding Guideline 1 which states that workers should be assigned to an SOC occupation code based on the work performed.

  • Docket Number 1-0215.15 -- Apprentices (Multiple)

    Docket 1-0215.15 requested a new detailed occupation for occupations where workers have a lower level skill to differentiate between a Journeyman and a Master. The SOCPC did not accept this recommendation based on Classification Principle 7.

  • Docket Number 1-0215.16 -- Team Leaders (Multiple)

    Docket 1-0215.16 requested new detailed occupations for Team Leaders. The SOCPC did not accept this recommendation based on Classification Principles 4 and 6 which dictate the treatment of supervisors within the SOC. Specifically, for major groups 13-0000 through 29-0000, team leaders who are supervisors should be coded with the workers they supervise. And for major groups 33-0000 through 53-0000, team leaders who are supervisors should be coded in the appropriate supervisory category. Team leaders who are not supervisors should be coded with the workers they lead.

  • Docket Number 1-0216 -- Postsecondary Teachers, classification principles, general/non-specific (25-1000)

    Docket 1-0216 requested guidance on coding postsecondary faculty who are cross-disciplinary. Based on Coding Guideline 2, these faculty should be coded in the occupation where they spend the most time (e.g. postsecondary teacher or research occupation). For example, a faculty member in the "Plant Science and Landscape Architecture" department whose teaching and research is mainly in plant science would be coded in "25-1041 Agricultural Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary."

  • Docket Number 1-0218 -- Family Life Educators (Multiple)

    Docket 1-0218 requested a new detailed occupation for Family Life Educators. The SOCPC did not accept this recommendation based on Classification Principle 2, which states that occupations are classified based on the work performed. “Family Life Educator" is a job title that can apply to workers who have a variety of different duties, working within a variety of settings. These individuals should be coded into existing SOC categories based on the work they perform. Specifically, they are likely to fall within the following SOC codes: 21-1091 Health Educators; 21-1093 Social and Human Services Assistants; 21-1099 Community and Social Services Specialists, All Other; and 25-9021 Farm and Home Management Advisers.

  • Docket Number 1-0219 -- Athletic Trainers (29-9091)

    Docket No. 1-0219 requested that the definition for 29-9091 Athletic Trainers be revised and that the detailed occupation be moved under broad occupation 29-1120 Therapists. The SOCPC did not accept these recommendations based on Classification Principle 2 which states that occupations are classified based on work performed. The work performed by Athletic Trainers encompasses different duties than just "after injury" or "post event" therapy.

  • Docket Number 1-0220 -- Nursing Assistants, Home Health Aides, and Personal Care Aides (31-1011, 31-1014, 39-9021)

    Multiple dockets requested numerous changes to clarify the distinctions between 31-1011 Home Health Aides, 31-1014 Nursing Assistants, and 39-9021 Personal Care Aides. The SOCPC accepted many of these recommendations and proposes multiple changes to the definitions for these occupations. A separate request for changes to the sampling frame for Federal surveys such as the Occupational Employment Statistics (OES) survey is outside the scope of the SOC revision.

  • Docket Number 1-0223 -- Public Health Occupations (Multiple)

    Multiple dockets requested changes to better represent public health occupations, such as listing 21-1091 Health Educators and 21-1094 Community Health under a new major group titled "public health occupations" rather than in major group 21-0000 Community and Social Service Occupations. The SOCPC did not accept these recommendations based on Classification Principle 2 which states that occupations are classified based on work performed.

  • Docket Number 1-0225 -- Patient Access Managers and Specialists (Multiple)

    Docket 1-0225 requested new detailed occupations for Patient Access Managers and Patient Access Specialists and other changes related to Healthcare Access Management. The SOCPC did not accept these recommendations based on Classification Principle 2 which states that occupations are classified based on work performed and Classification Principle 9 on collectability. These occupations are not yet prevalent enough reliably collect data. It is also too early to define the exact job duties.

  • Docket Number 1-1303 -- Respiratory Therapy Technicians (29-2054)

    Docket 1-1303 requested that the defunct title 29-2054 Respiratory Therapy Technicians be collapsed into 29-1126 Respiratory Therapists. The SOCPC accepted this recommendation because Respiratory Therapy Technicians are no longer recognized or credentialed.

  • Docket Number 1-1307 -- Data Librarians (25-4021)

    Docket 1-1307 requested a new detailed occupation for Data Librarians. The SOCPC did not accept this recommendation based on Classification Principle 2 which states that occupations are classified based on work performed and Classification Principle 9 on collectability. Data Librarians are classified in 25-4021 Librarians in the 2010 SOC. There are too few Data Librarians to warrant a separate category and their duties are the same as that of a "Book" Librarian, it's just that the stored and catalogued materials are datasets rather than documents. However, the SOCPC proposes broadening the definition for Librarians, merging the occupation with 25-9011 Audio-Visual and Media Collections Specialists, and establishing the new code and title 25-4022 Librarians and Media Collections Specialists.

  • Docket Number 1-1311 -- Metrologists and Calibration Engineers; Calibration Technicians (17-2000, 17-3000)

    Docket 1-1311 requested new detailed occupations for (1) Metrologists and Calibration Engineers and (2) Calibration Technicians. The SOCPC did not accept the recommendation to add Metrologists and Calibration Engineers based on Classification Principle 9 on collectability. However, the SOCPC did accept the recommendation to add Calibration Technicians and proposes establishing a new code for this occupation, 17-3028 Calibration Technologists and Technicians, and removing mention of calibration duties from the appropriate 2010 SOC occupations.

 

Last Modified Date: July 22, 2016