2018 SOC Implementation Schedule
|Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)
|Current Population Survey
|Employer Costs for Employee Compensation
|Employment Cost Index
|National Compensation Survey - Benefits (incidence and
|National Compensation Survey - Benefits (detailed provisions)
|Occupational Requirements Survey
|OSH - Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries
|OSH - Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses
|Other federal agencies
| American Community Survey
| Survey of Income and Program Participation
|Employment and Training Administration, Occupational Information
||Beginning Nov. 2020|
|National Center for Education Statistics
| Adult Training and Education Survey
| High School and Beyond
| Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System
| National Postsecondary Student Aid Study and its
| National Teacher and Principal Survey
| Program for the International Assessment of Adult
For information on non-BLS agencies and programs that use the SOC,
- Department of Commerce, Census Bureau – Standard
tabulations of data from the American Community Survey are available
through the American FactFinder via the Internet at www.census.gov.
Information about occupation coding and written reports on occupational
trends can be found at https://www.census.gov/topics/employment/industry-occupation/guidance/code-lists.html.
For additional information, contact the Census Bureau's Question and
Answer Center at https://ask.census.gov or contact the
Call Center at (301) 763-INFO.
- Department of Defense – Information on available
data products can be obtained on the Internet at www.dmdc.osd.mil;
or by writing to Director, Defense Manpower Data Center, 4800 Mark
Center Drive, Suite 04E25, Alexandria, VA 22350.
- Department of Education – Information on National
Center for Education Statistics data products that use SOC coding is
available at http://nces.ed.gov/surveys.
- Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration
(ETA) – O*NET information is available via the Internet at https://onetonline.org and https://mynextmove.org;
as a downloadable electronic database from the O*NET Resource Center; www.onetcenter.org/database.html;
and through O*NET Web Services at https://services.onetcenter.org.
For more information, contact O*NET Customer Support at firstname.lastname@example.org
or contact the Department of Labor at ETAPagemaster@dol.gov.
You can also write to the O*NET project director at Office of Workforce
Investment, Employment and Training Administration, U.S. Department of
Labor, FPB Room S 4526, 200 Constitution Ave., NW., Washington, DC
- Equal Employment Opportunity Commission – More
information on the Commission's data survey and enforcement programs may
be obtained from the Commission's Web site at www.eeoc.gov.
- National Science Foundation – More information on
the Scientists and Engineers Statistical Data System (SESTAT) may be
obtained from the SESTAT Web site at www.nsf.gov/statistics/sestat.
*Spring 2020 OES estimates based on data collected over a
3-year cycle under both the 2010 and 2018 SOC structures. Data reflecting
full implementation of the 2018 SOC will have a reference date of May
**Proposed dates--subject to change.
Last Modified Date: September 5, 2019