What is the Occupational Employment Dataset (OED)?

Initiated in 2019 by the Ministry of Manpower (MOM), the OED is a dynamic registry collecting occupational and employment data from all Singaporean workers. Businesses are mandated to furnish updated details of their employees’ occupations and employment to MOM. The OED encompasses information such as:

  1. Main job title & duties/functions
  2. Employment type (full time or part-time)
  3. Hours worked & wages
  4. Work location & premises details
  5. Why must I provide information collected under OED?

OED data serves to evaluate if organizations meet Progressive Wage (PW) and Local Qualifying Salary (LQS) requirements. Individuals can access their PW assessment via the Progressive Wage Portal. Hence, it is crucial for organizations to promptly update the OED.

Additionally, MOM utilizes complete and regularly updated OED data to address quantitative aspects of various manpower surveys, reducing the survey burden on organizations. The comprehensive data aids in reviewing manpower policies, influencing businesses and workers in Singapore.

Why do I need to provide the information collected under OED?

Regularly collecting thorough occupational and employment information through the OED will offer valuable insights for reviewing manpower policies that directly impact businesses and workers in Singapore.

Moreover, MOM aims to utilize up-to-date OED data on organizations to address quantitative aspects in other manpower surveys like the quarterly Labour Market Survey (LMS), potentially easing the survey burden on organizations.

The OED data will also play a role in evaluating if organizations meet the requirements for Progressive Wage (PW) and Local Qualifying Salary (LQS). Non-compliant firms may face restrictions on renewing existing work passes or applying for new ones.

How is information organized in the OED?

Always complete the Core and Secondary data items first. If there are additional data items available, please provide them when possible.

Core Data Item Secondary Data Item Additional Data Item (Fill In Where Possible)

2. Full Name

3. Job Title

4.Contractual Working Hours

5. PWM Job Level (If Employee Is Covered Under PWM)

1. Full Time / Part Time

2. Date Joined

3. Date Left

4. Total Number Of Working Days In The Month

5. Actual Number Of Days / Hours Worked In The Month

1. Job Duties

2. Type Of Employee

3. Highest Education Attained

4. Mode Of Payment

5. Mode Of Leaving

6. Postal Code Of Working Location

7. Basic Wage

8. Gross Wage

9. Paid OT Hours

10. Annual Leave Entitlement

11. Premise Type

How do I provide or update my OED information?

There are 2 ways to provide or update OED information.

  1. You may submit the detail here.
  2. You may submit the detail through our Million Payroll software.

How can Million Payroll software help me to submit the OED information?

Million Payroll Software provides a seamless process for swiftly submitting your employment data to the OED portal. By entering the necessary details, Million Payroll will automatically handle the submission for you with just a click of a button.

Schedule a demonstration with us today to experience the seamless process and learn how to submit OED effortlessly.

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When do I need to submit OED?

Make sure to update the OED whenever there are changes to your employees’ occupational and employment details. If there are no changes in a new month, our system will use the previously submitted OED records

What are the implications if I do not provide consent for my OED data to be used for the assessment for the Progressive Wage Model (PWM) and Progressive Wage (PW) Mark?

If you don’t give the necessary consent, it could slow down the evaluation of your organization’s ability to hire foreign workers. Additionally, it may impact your eligibility for the PW Mark and PW Mark Plus.

What is the Progressive Wage Model (PWM)?

Developed by groups involving unions, employers, and the government, the PWM aims to increase the wages of lower-paid workers. It helps workers by outlining a clear path for their wages to grow through training, productivity improvements, and meeting certain standards.

The information from OED will be used to figure out the LQS/PWM requirements your employees need to meet. We’ll also compare the OED data with the wage information you provided to CPFB to check if your organization meets the PWM requirements.

Make sure you’ve given consent to share the assessment results with the appropriate government agencies.

Learn more about PWM here.

Who is covered under PWM?

The PWM includes Singapore citizens and permanent residents (PRs) in specific job roles like cleaning, security, landscape, lift and escalator, retail, food services, and waste management.

Employers are urged to apply the progressive wage principles for their foreign employees as well.

Ensure you’ve consented to sharing the assessment results with the appropriate government agencies.

Learn more about the extended coverage and approach of PW here.

For employees handling multiple roles, what should I indicate under “PWM Job Level”?

In cases where an employee has both PWM and non-PWM roles, assign them to the PWM job role if the majority of their time is spent on it. For example, if someone spends 60% of their working hours on Administrative Executive duties and 40% on Logistics Assistant tasks, classify them as an Administrative Executive.

What is PW Mark?

The PW Mark is like a gold star for companies that pay fair wages to lower-wage workers. When companies have this mark, it’s easy for customers and other businesses to know they’re supporting fair wages. The government will make it a rule for suppliers with big contracts to have the PW Mark.

Who is administering the PW Mark?

The Singapore Business Federation (SBF) will be administering the PW Mark accreditation. For more information, head over to SBF website​.

What are the steps for PW Mark application?

Simply proceed to apply for your PW Mark via the GoBusiness website​, once you have completed the steps below.

Why haven’t I heard of OED before?

MOM typically contacts organizations’ HR personnel or authorized persons directly for OED matters. Check with your HR personnel or learn more about surveys and OED on our website.


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