To: National Laboratory
Group Leaders and University Principal Investigators
Physics Workforce Survey
It is again time to
gather information for the annual survey of scientific workforce
in the DOE Nuclear Physics program. Statistical information
from this workforce survey is used to assess the overall impact of
funding and budgetary decisions on the program. The results
of last year's survey are posted on our Web site at
Since 1987 the same
reporting categories and definitions have been used, and as
a result, we are able to follow workforce trends
from 1987 onward. In 2003 we began requesting from
the laboratories the number of full time equivalents (FTEs) in
addition to a count of individual heads. Some contacts at the laboratories
are being sent additional survey forms so that workforce
trends can be captured by subprogram.
As a new component in 2009, we started following trends
associated with American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA)
activities and the Isotope Program.
Please follow the instructions carefully to ensure an accurate survey.
As in our previous surveys,
we are requesting the number of personnel in various categories of
Ph.D. staff and the number of graduate students who belong to your
research group. The workforce counts should be taken as of October
1, 2014, in units of individuals (i.e., head counts (and FTEs for
laboratories only)), and separated into experimentalists or
theorists. Note that the workforce supported for contract- or
grant-related work by non-DOE funds should be identified separately.
Also, we are requesting the number of Ph.D. degrees awarded through
the fiscal year ending September 31, 2014, and some
general information about those graduates.
When completing your survey
form, please fill in actual numbers in the "2014 Firm" columns and provide estimates in
the "2015 Estimate" columns. For university
principal investigators, if you expect your grant to be renewed
in FY 2015, you should assume a support level about
the same as in FY 2014. If you are a university
principal investigator who is new this year, please provide your workforce
numbers as of October 1, 2014, in the
column "2014 Firm" and estimated numbers
for next year in the column "2015
This year, we are again
requesting that the survey be completed over the internet.
If you were included in the survey last year,
your "2013 Firm"
and "2014 Estimate" workforce numbers reported
are shown on your survey form. An email message recently
sent contains the information you will need to
access your survey form to submit your
data to Nuclear Physics.
Note that we must have
a response to all of the approximately 220 survey forms sent.
You can significantly reduce our office's workload by promptly
completing the survey over the internet.
Your response to this
survey is requested by
Friday, October 10, 2014.
If you have any questions or difficulties in obtaining
or completing your survey, please contact Brenda May at
(301) 903-0536 or email her at
Timothy J. Hallman
Associate Director of the Office of Science
for Nuclear Physics