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403: Occupational Requirements Survey: Summer Madness Edition


In this presentation we will discuss ORS, we will briefly cover its development, its methods, its limitations and its uses. We will discuss definitions of variables and how they have changed since DOT times. The changes in the national labor market will be discussed and uses in practice will be demonstrated and discussed.

learning objectives

  1. Explain the development of ORS.
  2. Explain the methodology and limitations of ORS.
  3. Name the types of data ORS does and does not collect.
  4. Identify changes in the national labor market based on ORS.
  5. Evaluate the use of ORS in practice and litigation.


  • Amy E Vercillo ScD, CRC, CDMS, LRC

    Dr. Amy Vercillo has a Bachelors, Masters and Doctoral degree from Boston University in Vocational Rehabilitation. She is a Licensed Rehabilitation Counselor in Massachusetts, is a Board Certified Rehabilitation Counselor, a Board Certified Disability Management Specialist and Vocational Expert for the Social Security Administration. She currently serves on the MA State Professional Licensing Board of Allied Mental Health as the Rehabilitation Counseling Representative and previously served as the Vocational Rehabilitation representative on the Governors’ Advisory Council on Workers' Compensation. Dr. Vercillo is an adjunct professor at the University of Massachusetts Boston in CounselingDepartment. She has conducted research on the issues of Job Retention, Vocational Services following a Work Related Injury, as well as Homelessness, Disability and Vocational Services. Dr. Vercillo has spoken extensively at national conferences on Social Security and vocational issues and has authored a book chapter on Consultation in Social Security Disability Law. Dr. Vercillo has been one of principles of Rehabilitation and Re-Employment a private rehabilitation agency providing vocational case management as well as expert testimony. She has been qualified as an expert witness in Federal, State and Administrative Courts.

  • Jesus Ranon, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

    Jesus Ranon is the Chief for the Division of Compensation and Data Estimation at the Bureau of Labor Statistics. He oversees the microdata review and estimate validation for the National Compensation Survey and Occupational Requirements Survey outputs. Mr. Ranon has been involved in the development of ORS estimates since it’s first publication and worked on ensuring the reliability of these estimates throughout the survey lifecycle to reflect the job requirements of the national workforce.

May 31, 2024
Fri 3:00 PM CDT

Duration 1H 0M

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