This question is directed to Tim Moreland as a clarification to a response to “Veterans Supplement Income Information:” As I explore the outgoing rotation group variables (hrsworkorg or earnweek), I am struggling to use this data to acquire information for not only employees that are paid hourly. You mentioned in your response to my previous inquiry, that one “could also use EARNWEEK in combination with hours worked per week and weeks worked per year to estimate hourly wages and annual salaries for non-hourly workers,” yet when I tabulate what data is available for each month/year’s outgoing rotation group, there is an unnaturally high number of “0” values for hrsworkorg, and an unnaturally high number of “9999.99”'s for earnweek, beyond what would make sense given the variable empstat. This makes me think that the “0” or “9999.99” values include both unemployed AND salaried employed respondents.
In short, how can I access information re: work / salary / PT vs FT status, for both hourly-paid AND salaried employees, for the outgoing rotation groups? As a reminder, I am using the ORGs to link up earnings responses with the Vet Supplement respondents, so accesing the March ASEC survey is not a possibility. It’s seeming like the above mentioned data is only available for hourly-paid employees, unless I am missing something… Please advise! Thank you in advance, Tim-- Your responses are always appreciated.