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Demystifying Job Numbers

August 6, 2019
1 - 2:00 p.m. Eastern

Course Description

What data sources do vocational experts use to identify job numbers? What methods might they use to estimate job numbers? When are these estimates valid? Practitioners often avoid challenging vocational expert testimony on job numbers because they do not understand the data and various possible estimation methods behind this testimony. Jeff Truthan, the president of SkillTRAN, will explain the three most common job number estimation methods used by vocational experts. You will learn the data sources and methodology used by vocational experts so that you can better challenge inappropriate testimony at the administrative hearing or in a post-hearing brief. Questions you might choose to ask at a hearing will be shared so that you get critical elements on the record.

Target Audience

  • Current practitioners
  • New practitioners who recently took the Eligible for Direct Payment Non-Attorneys (EDPNA) examination
  • New attorney practitioners
  • Recent hires at firms practicing Social Security Disability Law
  • Recent graduates of law school and paralegal school

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Jeff Truthan

President, SkillTRAN

Jeff Truthan has served the rehabilitation and disability management industry since 1973. His is a 1973 graduate of the University of Notre Dame. He earned a Master's Degree in Rehabilitation Counseling from the Illinois Institute of Technology in 1975. Jeff spent nine years in direct client services as a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor and Vocational Evaluator. From 1985 to 1997, Jeff used his "knowledge from the trenches" to serve in various support, sales, training, product and management capacities at Ability Information Systems / CAPCO: The Capability Corporation / JobQuest where he designed and supported a mix of PC and online products. He acquired those products in 1998 from JobQuest. In 2010, Jeff acquired the VERTEK (R) product line, including OccuBrowse, OccuBrowse Plus, OASYS, and OASYS Job Match. As President of SkillTRAN, Jeff spearheads a multi-year effort to re-engineer these classic services into a modern web-based format, launching these services in 2018. Jeff has designed a revolutionary new industry context approach to the interpretation of labor market information that is rapidly achieving industry acceptance. Jeff is highly attuned to the needs of vocational rehabilitation and disability management professionals and is constantly inspired by their great questions and suggestions.

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