IPEDS Staff Job Category Description

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IPEDS Staff Job Category Description identifies the attribute of the job for IPEDS staff reporting.

The IPEDS HR survey component uses the Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) system to assist institutions in classifying employees for IPEDS reporting purposes.[1]

Where Term Appears
CSUMB Data Warehouse Dashboards:N/A - Inactive and not available on dashboards
Data Custodian
University Personnel
Data Source
Source System:CMS - HR
Source Table Name:PSXLATITEM
Source Field Name:XLATLONGNAME
Census Process:No
Logical Transformation / Calculation
OBIEE Folder and Column
Folder Heading:"CSU Job"
Column Heading:"IPEDS Staff Job Category Description"


Examples of IPEDS S Staff Category Description include:

  • Business and Financial Operati
  • Community Service, Legal, Arts
  • Computer, Engineering, and Sci
  • Faculty
  • Graduate Assistants
  • Healthcare Practitioner & Tech
  • Librarians
  • Library Technicians
  • MPP Occupations
  • Management Occupations
  • Nat Resources, Construc, Maint
  • No IPEDS-S Reporting
  • Non-Postsecondary Teaching
  • Office and Administrative Supp
  • Production, Transport, Mat Mov
  • Service Occupations


  1. U.S. Department of Education. National Center for Education Statistics. IPEDS. Resources for Implementing Changes to the IPEDS Human Resources (HR) Survey Component Due to Updated 2018 Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) System. Retrieved from: https://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/report-your-data/taxonomies-standard-occupational-classification-soc-codes.