Trends in Employee Benefits--Florida and the Nation
WASHINGTON, DC (CRANBERRY) August 23, 2012 – Bill Wiatrowski, an Associate Commissioner of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), will present a workshop on “Trends in Employee Benefits–Florida and the Nation” at the upcoming 2012 HR Florida Conference and Expo. The conference is at Rosen Shingle Creek, 9939 Universal Blvd., Orlando, Florida. The workshop is at 11:45 a.m. on Tuesday, August 28, 2012 in Suwannee 15.
The workshop explores trends in three types of benefits-related data available from BLS: employer costs for benefits, the availability of benefits, and how the features of health and retirement plans have evolved. It also provides practical tips on how to access and use BLS data.
Complimentary press registration is open to credentialed journalists. Please submit your request along with credentials and contact information to: email@example.com.
BLS is also exhibiting at the conference. To learn more about pay and benefits data produced by BLS, please stop by Booth 528. To arrange for an interview with Mr. Wiatrowski during the conference, please contact Wayne Shelly at 202.691.6205 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
ABOUT THE BUREAU OF LABOR STATISTICS
The Bureau of Labor Statistics of the U.S. Department of Labor is the principal Federal agency responsible for measuring labor market activity, working conditions, and price changes in the economy. Its mission is to collect, analyze, and disseminate essential economic information to support public and private decision-making. As an independent statistical agency, BLS serves its diverse user communities by providing products and services that are objective, timely, accurate, and relevant.
ABOUT THE NATIONAL COMPENSATION SURVEY
The National Compensation Survey (NCS) is an on-going comprehensive employer-based survey of approximately 10,900 establishments conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. NCS is an umbrella program that produces data on several topics including benefits, wages, and compensation cost trends. One of its outputs is the Employment Cost Index (ECI) which is a principal federal economic indicator. The ECI measures the percent change in the cost of wages and benefits. Another output is the Employer Costs for Employee Compensation (ECEC). The ECEC provides costs for wages and individual benefits on a cost per hour worked basis. In addition, a new BLS publication, Beyond the Numbers contains short articles on various pay and benefit topics.
ABOUT BILL WIATROWSKI
Bill Wiatrowski heads up the BLS Office of Compensation and Working Conditions, which provides information on employee wages and benefits and work-related fatal injuries and non-fatal injuries and illnesses. Mr. Wiatrowski graduated from Yale University and received a Masters of Business Administration degree from the George Washington University. He is the author of numerous articles on benefits, compensation, and safety and health issues and speaks on these topics before a wide variety of audiences. For further information about Mr. Wiatrowski’s presentation or for any NCS data please contact the NCS information office at 202.691.6199 or NCSinfo@bls.gov.