The 2000 Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) system is used by Federal statistical agencies to classify workers into occupational categories for the purpose of collecting, calculating, or disseminating data. All workers are classified into one of over 820 occupations according to their occupational definition. To facilitate classification, occupations are combined to form 23 major groups, 96 minor groups, and 449 broad occupations. Each broad occupation includes detailed occupation(s) requiring similar job duties, skills, education, or experience. General questions concerning the SOC may be sent by email or faxed to 202-691-6444.
On May 22, 2008, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) published a second Federal Register notice on the 2010 SOC revision. All comments sent TO OMB on or before July 21, 2008, will be considered part of the official record. Please see below for more detailed information.
Important News about 2010 SOC Revision
On May 22, 2008, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) published a second Federal Register notice on the 2010 SOC revision. All comments sent TO OMB on or before July 21, 2008, will be considered part of the official record. Please refer to the pdf version available below for more detailed information.
Comments should be e-mailed with the subject "2010 SOC" to OMB at firstname.lastname@example.org or submit comments via http://www.regulations.gov- a Federal E-Government Web site that allows the public to find, review, and submit comments on documents that agencies have published in the Federal Register and that are open for comment. Simply type ''2010 SOC'' (in quotes) in the Comment or Submission search box, click Go, and follow the instructions for submitting comments.
Comments received may be made available to the public including by being posted on this website. As stated in the Federal Register Notice: For this reason, please do not include in your comments information of a confidential nature, such as sensitive personal information or proprietary information.