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Department of Labor

Webscrape price data for the CPI

Hundreds of data collectors make in-person visits to retailers around the US to collect prices for the Consumer Price Index. Other data collectors manually collect data from retail websites. CPI data collection methods are, slow, labor intensive, and allow human error.

The CPI should begin collecting prices by webscraping. Webscraping uses automated computer programs to collect data from websites. Webscraping programs... more »

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Department of Labor

Training Savings

Over the past few years I have saved The Bureau of Labor Statistics over $100,000 in training money. I did this by getting a blanket voucher at a set price at a company we frequently use for training so employee can get the discount.

 

This has saved hundreds of dollars per class and over the years gas added up to over $100,000 in savings.

 

I will continue to do this even though I get no recognition for the savings.

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