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Occupational Requirements Survey
Bureau of Labor Statistics > Occupational Requirements Survey > About > Info for Survey Participants

Info for Survey Participants


General Information

 Visual Aids

  • Environmental conditions
    • Third collection year, October 2018 (HTML)
    • First collection year, September 2015 (PDF
      Feasibility testing, July 2015 (HTML) (PDF)
  • Physical demands
    • Third collection year, October 2018 (HTML)
    • First collection year, September 2015 (PDF)
    • Feasibility testing, July 2015 (HTML)

Collection Manuals

The procedures and instructions used by BLS during ORS data collection are updated annually in conjunction with the fielding of each sample. The first wave of collection consisted of three samples and correspond to reference year 2018 estimates. The second wave of collection will include five samples and correspond to preliminary estimates each year until final reference year 2023 estimates are published.

Second Wave (five sample groups for the following collection periods)
  • 2019-2020 (PDF)
  • 2018-2019 (PDF)
First Wave (three sample groups for the following collection periods)
  • 2017-2018 (PDF)
  • 2016-2017 (PDF)
  • 2015-2016 (PDF)

Collection Forms

Work Schedule and Leveling:
Job Requirements: