How to Add a SOC Code to an Employee

Steps to add a SOC Code to an employee’s profile.

Written by Melissa Compagnon
Updated over a week ago

The Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) codes are used to classify workers based on their job duties and responsibilities. The Department of Labor (DOL) uses the SOC system to organize occupational data into different occupational categories.

Adding a SOC Code to Your Employee

This article will guide you through adding the SOC code to your employee’s profile.

  1. Log in to your Fingercheck account as an Administrator.

  2. In the left-hand menu, select Employees.

  3. Click on the employee’s name.

  4. Under Personal, select Position & Rates.

  5. Scroll down to the section EEOC & Classification Information.

  6. Click the pencil icon to add the SOC Code.

  7. Select the SOC Code by:

    • Scrolling through the list

    • Typing position or industry

    • Entering the SOC Code

  8. Click Save.

GIF showing adding SOC code to the employee's profile.

Some states require employers to report the SOC code to their state's unemployment insurance agency to help determine eligibility for unemployment benefits.

Please note Fingercheck can’t assist with determining the employee’s SOC code. If you need help, please check out

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