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Dear Colleagues:

The O*NET Data Collection Program, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor, is seeking the input of experts in three occupations: Logistics Engineers and Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers and Supply Chain Managers. As the nation's most comprehensive source of occupational data, O*NET is a free resource for millions of job seekers, employers, veterans, educators, and students at

Does your expertise fit one of the following descriptions? If it does, your participation will help ensure that the complexities of your profession are described accurately in the O*NET database for the American public.

1. O*NET Description of Logistics Engineers:

Design or analyze operational solutions for projects such as transportation optimization, network modeling, process and methods analysis, cost containment, capacity enhancement, routing and shipment optimization, or information management.


2. O*NET Description of Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers:

Plan, direct, or coordinate transportation, storage, or distribution activities in accordance with organizational policies and applicable government laws or regulations. Includes logistics managers.


3. O*NET Description of Supply Chain Managers:

Direct or coordinate production, purchasing, warehousing, distribution, or financial forecasting services or activities to limit costs and improve accuracy, customer service, or safety. Examine existing procedures or opportunities for streamlining activities to meet product distribution needs. Direct the movement, storage, or processing of inventory.


You are considered an Occupation Expert if you meet the following criteria:

  • You fit the role description (for one of the three above descriptions)

  • You are currently active in the occupation (practicing, supervising, teaching and/or training) and based in the U.S.

  • You have at least 5 years of experience with the occupation. (Includes those who are now supervising, training, or teaching IF you have at least one year of practice during your career)


How to Participate

If you meet these criteria and are interested in participating, please contact Amelia White at RTI International, the O*NET data collection contractor, at or 919-926-6589.

Please provide the following:

  • Full Name

  • Relevant Occupation [Logistics Engineer], [Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Manager], OR [Supply Chain Manager]

  • Company Name and Title

  • Daytime Phone Number

  • Email Address

  • Address with City and State 

Process and Participation Incentive:

A random sample of experts responding to this request will be invited to complete a set of questionnaires. Experts who are selected and agree to participate will receive $40.00 in cash and an oak-framed certificate of appreciation from the U.S. Department of Labor.

We encourage you to consider helping to keep information about your profession accurate and current for the benefit of our colleagues and the nation. Thank you for your support.


If you know anyone within your organization who is also an expert and would be willing to participate, feel free to forward this letter to them.

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