BLS Seeking Technical Advisory Committee Nominees
The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) is seeking members for its Technical Advisory Committee (TAC). BLS often faces highly technical issues while developing and maintaining the accuracy and relevancy of its data on employment and unemployment, prices, productivity, and compensation and working conditions. This Committee functions solely as an advisory body to the BLS, on technical aspects of data collection and the formulation of economic measures.
The Committee consists of approximately 16 members who are recommended by the BLS and are approved by the Secretary of Labor. Members serve 3-year terms, but can be reappointed. Committee members are economists, statisticians, and behavioral scientists. They are prominent experts in their fields and recognized for their professional achievements and objectivity. The economists will have research experience with technical issues related to BLS data and will be familiar with employment and unemployment statistics, price index numbers, compensation measures, productivity measures, occupational safety and health statistics, or other topics relevant to BLS data series. The statisticians will be familiar with sample design, data analysis, computationally intensive statistical methods, non-sampling errors or other areas that are relevant to BLS work. The behavioral scientists will be familiar with questionnaire design, usability or other areas of survey development. The members of the panel will collectively provide a balance of expertise in all of these areas. The Committee typically meets twice a year in Washington, DC.