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U.S. Department of Labor Seeks Input of Expert Survey Researchers

Wednesday, December 09, 2015  
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The O*NET Data Collection Program, a project of the U.S. Department of Labor, is seeking the input of expert Survey Researchers from the CASRO membership. As the nation’s most comprehensive source of occupational data, O*NET is a free resource for millions of job seekers, employers, veterans, educators, and students at www.onetonline.org .

You have the opportunity to participate in this important initiative as it will help ensure that the complexities of your profession are described accurately in the O*NET Database as a resource for career exploration and job analysis for our nation.

Survey Researchers: Plan, develop, or conduct surveys. May analyze and interpret the meaning of survey data, determine survey objectives, or suggest or test question wording. Includes social scientists who primarily design questionnaires or supervise survey teams.

You are considered an Occupation Expert if you meet the following criteria:

·         You have at least 5 years of experience with the occupation. Also includes those who are now supervising, teaching, or training IF you’ve had at least one year of practice at some point during your career.

·         Currently active in the occupation (practicing, supervising, teaching and/or training) and based in the U.S.

If you meet these criteria and are interested in participating as an occupation expert, please email or call Traci Davis at the O*NET Operations Center at RTI International (the O*NET data collection contractor) 877-233-7348 ext. 109 or tdavis@onet.rti.org and provide the following:

·         Name and # years of experience

·         Address with city and state

·         Daytime phone number

Process and Participation Incentive:
A random sample of experts responding to this request will be invited to complete a set of questionnaires (paper or online versions available). $40.00 in cash and a certificate of appreciation from the U.S. Department of Labor will be included with the questionnaires.

We encourage you to consider helping to keep information about your profession accurate and current for the benefit of our colleagues and the nation. Thank you very much for your support of CASRO and the DOL’s O*NET program.


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