U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
Employment and Training Administration
Washington, D. C. 20210
September 16, 1998
|DIRECTIVE||:||TRAINING AND EMPLOYMENT INFORMATION NOTICE NO. 10-98|
|TO||:||ALL STATE JTPA LIAISONS
ALL STATE WORKER ADJUSTMENT LIAISONS
ALL STATE EMPLOYMENT SECURITY AGENCIES
ALL ONE-STOP CAREER CENTER SYSTEM LEADS
Office of Regional Management
|SUBJECT||:||1998 Standard Occupational Classification Revision|
Purpose. To inform States of the 1998 Standard Occupational Classification Revision notice in the Federal Register. The Office of Management and Budget is seeking comments on a proposed revision to the 1980 Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) system.
Reference. 1980 Standard Occupational Classification Manual.
Background. The SOC Revision Policy Committee has made final recommendations for revising the 1980 SOC's occupational units and aggregate groups. The committee developed a new occupational classification system that will cover all jobs in the national economy, including occupations in the public, private, and military sectors.
The release of the revised SOC will have long-term implications for virtually all workforce development programs. According to this Federal Register notice, "All Federal agencies that collect occupational data will use the new system; similarly, all State and local government agencies are strongly encouraged to use this national system to promote a common language for categorizing occupations in the world of work." For example, the O*NET project plans to adopt the revised SOC once it is finalized. Other programs that plan to use this new classification system include the Occupational Employment Statistics (OES), and the 2000 Census.
Action Required. Please share this TEIN and attachment with individuals within your organization that use the SOC. It is important that all employment and training programs that use the SOC are aware of the opportunity to review and comment on the attached Federal Register notice. Comments are requested in writing by October 9, 1998.
Inquiries. Questions and comments may be directed to Katherine K. Wallman, Chief Statistician, Office of Management and Budget, 10201 New Executive Office Building, Washington, DC 20503, at (202) 395-3093, or Fax number (202) 395-7245.
Attachment. Federal Register notice dated Wednesday, August 5, 1998, Vol. 63, No. 150, pp. 41896-41923
NOTE: Attachment not available to DMS