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Appendix E: Occupational Code Requests

    Users of the revised fourth edition DOT may be unable to locate a specific job title, code, or definition in the DOT or the specific information for a definition in the DOT may appear to be incorrect. This situation could occur for several reasons including:

    1. The job title the user seeks is new or was created as the result of recent technological changes or labor force pressures.

    2. The user seeks job information that may be more specific or may be organized differently than the information provided in the composite revised DOT definition.

    3. The user may not be completely familiar with the taxonomic structure of the revised DOT.

    4. Job analysts may have missed occupational information due to technological advances or changes in that industry.

    5. The job title may not have enough workers performing the work to facilitate data collection.

    The Occupational Code Request (Form ETA-741) was developed by the OA program to allow users of the revised DOT a means to provide input to, or obtain from USES OA Field Centers, information on job titles or occupational definitions they cannot find in the DOT. Users who have searched the DOT for needed information and have been unsuccessful should contact the nearest Job Service office for assistance in locating an appropriate DOT classification for the job in question. If the Job Service office cannot supply the needed occupational information, the DOT user should submit a typed Occupational Code Request (OCR) form to the appropriate OA Field Center. A copy of the OCR showing action taken by the OAFC will be returned to the user in a timely manner.

    If it is not convenient to seek the help of the local Job Service office, you may send your requests for a DOT title and code directly to an Occupational Analysis Field Center. In your correspondence, please include the OCR so that the request can be processed correctly. DOT users who find incorrect or inaccurate occupational information in the DOT may contact the nearest Occupational Analysis Field Center directly.

    The OCR procedure, which has been set up to provide supplementary occupational information to users, serves as an additional method of securing job information for subsequent publications. Classifications established as a result of an OCR are usable on an interim basis until the job is studied by an occupational analyst and a definition is published in the DOT.

    The Field Centers responsible for processing OCR forms for individual States are as indicated in the list on the following page:

    Massachusetts Occupational Analysis Field Center (617) 727-6718
    Research and Statistics Section
    Charles Hurley Building, Second Floor
    Government Center
    Boston, Massachusetts 02114

    Connecticut New York
    Delaware Pennsylvania
    Maine Puerto Rico
    Massachusetts Rhode Island
    New Hampshire Vermont
    New Jersey Virgin Islands

    Michigan Occupational Analysis Field Center (313) 876-5140
    Michigan Employment Security Commission
    7310 Woodard Avenue, Room 425
    Detroit, Michigan 48202

    Illinois Ohio
    Indiana West Virginia
    Michigan Wisconsin

    Missouri Occupational Analysis Field Center (314) 340-4780
    Division of Employment Security
    505 Washington Avenue
    St. Louis, Missouri 63101

    Arkansas Nebraska
    Iowa North Dakota
    Kansas Oklahoma
    Louisiana South Dakota
    Missouri Texas

    North Carolina Occupational Analysis Field Center (919) 733-7917
    Employment Security Commission of North Carolina
    Post Office Box 27625
    Raleigh, NC 27611

    Alabama Mississippi
    District of Columbia North Carolina
    Florida South Carolina
    Georgia Tennessee
    Kentucky Virginia

    Utah Occupational Analysis Field Center (801) 533-2225
    Department of Employment Security
    174 Social Hall Avenue
    Salt Lake City, Utah 84111

    Alaska Montana
    American Samoa Nevada
    Arizona New Mexico
    California Oregon
    Colorado Utah
    Guam Washington
    Hawaii Wyoming

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