Occupational Requirements Survey

The Occupational Requirements Survey (ORS) is under development by the Bureau of Labor Statistics' (BLS) National Compensation Survey (NCS) program in association with the Social Security Administration (SSA). The ORS seeks to provide job characteristics data to help the SSA in their disability determination process. Specifically, the ORS will gather job-related information regarding physical demands, environmental conditions, and vocational preparation requirements.


The Office of Management and Budget is seeking comments on the Bureau of Labor Statistics test Occupational Requirements Survey. A Federal Register Notice contains information on the proposed survey and procedures for submitting your comments.