The Employment Research and Program Development staff (ERPDS) initiates, plans, and directs activities for improving the quality and enhancing the analytical usefulness of the following BLS programs: American Time Use Survey, Business Employment Dynamics, Census of Employment and Wages, Current Employment Statistics, Current Population Survey, Employment Projections, Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey, Local Area Unemployment Statistics, Mass Layoff Statistics, and Occupational Employment Statistics, Two major functions of ERPDS are to assist in the development of the above data programs and to conduct original research using BLS data. In addition, the National Longitudinal Surveys Program is housed in ERPDS.

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Further information may be obtained by contacting the Employment Research and Program Development Staff via email or calling (202) 691-7391 from 9:00 am through 5:00 pm Eastern Time Monday through Friday.

Division Chief:

  Mark Loewenstein (Research Papers) (202) 691-7385

 

Supervisory Research Economist, Employment Research Staff:

  Anne Polivka (Research Papers) (202) 691-7395

 

Supervisory Research Economist, NLS Director:

  Jeffrey Groen (Research Papers) (202) 691-7392

 

Research Economists, Employment Research Staff:

  Michael R. Dalton (Research Papers) (202) 691-7403

 

  Matthew Dey (Research Papers) (202) 691-7356

 

  Harley Frazis (Research Papers) (202) 691-7394

 

  Elizabeth Weber Handwerker (Research Papers) (202) 691-7353

 

  Hugette Sun (Research Papers) (202) 691-7419

 

Research Economists, National Longitudinal Survey (NLS) Staff:

  Alison Aughinbaugh (Research Papers) (202) 691-7520

 

  Chuck Pierret (Research Papers) (202) 691-7519

 

  Donna Rothstein (Research Papers) (202) 691-7529

 

Support Staff:

Secretary:

  Glenda Driggers   (202) 691-7391

 

Economists:

  Jennifer Cassidy-Gilbert   (202) 691-5546

 

  Lowell Mason (Research Papers) (202) 691-6244

 

  Holly Olson   (202) 691-6572

 

  Julie Yates (Research Papers) (202) 691-7388

 

Statistician:

  Karma K Sonam   (202) 691-6913

 

Last Modified Date: October 27, 2015