Standard Occupational Classification

Response to Comment on 2010 SOC:
Docket Number 08-1081

(part A) Docket No. 08-1081 requested changing the title for the detailed occupation 13-1121 Meeting and Convention Planners and adding illustrative examples specific to social occasions such as reunions and weddings. The SOCPC accepted the recommendation to change the title to 13-1121 "Meeting, Convention, and Event Planners," agreeing that the new title better describes the workers in this occupation and reflects the evolution of event planning to extend beyond business meetings and conventions. Illustrative examples will be provided in the SOC manual.

(part B) Docket No. 08-1081 requested changing the title for 45-2093 Farmworkers, Farm and Ranch Animals to include aquacultural animals since the definition mentions them. The SOCPC accepted this recommendation, as it better describes the workers included in the occupation. The new title for 45-2093 is "Farmworkers, Farm, Ranch, and Aquacultural Animals."

(part C) Docket No. 08-1081 requested changing the title for 53-6031 Service Station Attendants, because the current title describes the location in which the work is performed rather than the actual work performed. The SOCPC agreed and recommended changing the title to "Automotive and Watercraft Service Attendants."

(part D) Docket No. 08-1081 requested modifying the definition for 25-1043 Forestry and Conservation Science Teachers, Postsecondary to remove the word "environmental." The SOCPC agreed and changed the word "environmental" to "forestry." Postsecondary Environmental Science Teachers are classified in 25-1053.

(part E) Docket No. 08-1081 requested modifying the definition for 25-1071 Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary to add "medical doctors" to the list of specialties. The SOCPC agreed to clarify the definition by specifying that medicine is a field in which health specialties are taught.

(part E) Docket No. 08-1081 requested modifying the definition for 25-1071 Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary to add "medical doctors" to the list of specialties. The SOCPC agreed to clarify the definition by specifying that medicine is a field in which health specialties are taught.

(part F) Docket No. 08-1081 requested adding the illustrative example, "transportation planner" to 19-3051 Urban and Regional Planners. The SOCPC did not accept this recommendation because the title may be used by workers in other occupations such as 11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers, 53-1031 First-Line Supervisors of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators, and 53-6041 Traffic Technicians.

(part G) Docket No. 08-1081 requested modifying the definition for 13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators to add "settling insurance claims." The SOCPC accepted this clarification to the definition.

(part H) Docket No. 08-1081 requested modifying the definition for 19-1011 Animal Scientists to include "research or investigation regarding the health and diseases of farm animals." The SOCPC did not accept this recommendation because those activities are performed by Veterinary Medicine Scientists, not Animal Scientists. Veterinary Medicine Scientists are classified in 29-1131 Veterinarians. The SOCPC recommended modifying the definition for 29-1131 Veterinarians to clarify the inclusion of Veterinary Medicine Scientists.

(part I) Docket No. 08-1081 requested adding "barista" as an illustrative example for 35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop. The SOCPC did not accept this recommendation. Depending on the work performed, baristas can be classified in more than one occupation, including 35-2021 Food Preparation Workers, 35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Fast Food, and 35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop. The SOCPC recommended classifying workers who perform duties combining preparation and serving of non-alcoholic beverages in 35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food, and modifying the definition to clarify their inclusion.

(part J) Docket No. 08-1081 requested modifying the definition for 37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners to delete restaurants from the examples of types of establishments cleaned. The SOCPC accepted this clarification to the definition.

(part K) Docket No. 08-1081 requested modifying the definition for 39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors to delete "Teach the fundamentals of sports." The SOCPC accepted this clarification to the definition.

(part L) Docket No. 08-1081 requested adding "wetlands and rangelands" to the definition for 45-4011 Forest and Conservation Workers. The SOCPC accepted this clarification to the definition.

(part M) Docket No. 08-1081 requested excluding Logging Truck Drivers from 45-4022 Logging Equipment Operators. The SOCPC accepted this recommendation, agreeing that Logging Truck Drivers should be classified under 53-3032 Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers.

(part M) Docket No. 08-1081 requested excluding Logging Truck Drivers from 45-4022 Logging Equipment Operators. The SOCPC accepted this recommendation, agreeing that Logging Truck Drivers should be classified under 53-3032 Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers.

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