U.S. Department of Labor
Employment and Training Administration
To begin the OCA process, complete the web-based form below, or you may download the form in Word or PDF format to fill out and submit by email or mail.
Occupational Code Assignment (OCA) Form - Part A
OMB No. 1205-0137 (Expires 09-30-2025)
Instructions: An occupational code assignment (OCA) is a process established to help occupational information users relate a job title or occupational specialty to an O*NET-SOC occupation. The Occupational Information Network (O*NET) is a Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) based system. The information gathered during the OCA process: 1. leads to code assignments for customers, 2. helps update the O*NET lay titles database, and 3. is considered during the O*NET-SOC occupational classification review and development.
Please complete the items on the Occupational Code Assignment (OCA) Form - Part A to the best of your ability. Items 1-6 collect contact information. For items 7-20, please provide the most accurate description of the job or occupation that you are attempting to locate in the O*NET system. Once received, an occupational analyst at the National Center for O*NET Development will review your answers to OCA Form - Part A. Upon analysis, the analyst will send you an OCA Form - Part B that will list and explain the code assignment.