Social Security/Public Employment Retirement Practice Group meeting


Date: Tuesday, October 23, 2018
Time: 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.


Massachusetts Bar Association
20 West St
Boston, MA, 02111


Heather Robertson

(617) 338-0500

This meeting will focus on employability factors in disability adjudication.

Currently reliant on the 30+ year old "Dictionary of Occupational Titles," Social Security is transitioning to utilizing the Occupational Information System, a dynamic collection of occupation-related data from multiple sources. The transition towards new and ever-updating technology will have wide-ranging impact on any areas of law that utilize vocational data, including Workers' Compensation, LTD, PI, and state employee retirement positions.

Our guest speaker is Dr. Amy Vercillo, a vocational expert who works in a number of courts throughout the commonwealth, particularly at Social Security’s Office of Hearing Operations. She is a professor at UMass Boston, and a specialist in her field.

Dr. Vercillo will take us through proposed changes to how Social Security analyzes job information.

To join us for this meeting, please sign up through this calendared event or to

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Workers' Compensation Section

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