Employment Research and Program Development

The Employment Research and Program Development staff (ERPDS) initiates, plans, and directs activities for improving the quality and enhancing the analytical usefulness of the following BLS programs: American Time Use Survey, Business Employment Dynamics, Census of Employment and Wages, Current Employment Statistics, Current Population Survey, Employment Projections, Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey, Local Area Unemployment Statistics, Mass Layoff Statistics, and Occupational Employment Statistics, Two major functions of ERPDS are to assist in the development of the above data programs and to conduct original research using BLS data. In addition, the National Longitudinal Surveys Program is housed in ERPDS.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. How can I obtain copies of the research papers?
  2. Are there opportunities to be a full-time or visiting researcher at BLS?
  3. How can I obtain access to confidential data?
  4. How can I learn more about the research that is conducted by the staff?

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Contact Us

Contact Us

Further information may be obtained by contacting the Employment Research and Program Development Staff via email or calling (202) 691-7391 from 9:00 am through 5:00 pm Eastern Time Monday through Friday.

Division Chief:

Mark Loewenstein (Research Papers) (202) 691-7385

Supervisory Research Economist, Employment Research Staff:

Anne Polivka (Research Papers) (202) 691-7395

Supervisory Research Economist, NLS Director:

Jeffrey Groen (Research Papers) (202) 691-7392

Research Economists, Employment Research Staff:

Michael R. Dalton (Research Papers) (202) 691-7403

Matthew Dey (Research Papers) (202) 691-7356

Harley Frazis (Research Papers) (202) 691-7394

Elizabeth Weber Handwerker (Research Papers) (202) 691-7353

Hugette Sun (Research Papers) (202) 691-7419

Research Economists, National Longitudinal Survey (NLS) Staff:

Alison Aughinbaugh (Research Papers) (202) 691-7520

Chuck Pierret (Research Papers) (202) 691-7519

Donna Rothstein (Research Papers) (202) 691-7529

Support Staff:


Glenda Driggers (202) 691-7391


Matthew Burgess (202) 691-6519

Jennifer Cassidy-Gilbert (202) 691-5546

Lowell Mason (Research Papers) (202) 691-6244

Holly Olson (202) 691-6572

Julie Yates (Research Papers) (202) 691-7388

Last Modified Date: October 27, 2015

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