When step 2 indicates skills are likely to transfer (or it is unclear whether the
skills are likely to transfer), first complete two separate worker trait searches
(1) Three-digit WF code(s) and
(2) Three-digit MPSMS code(s).
If you cannot identify sufficient work that uses the claimant’s skills and meets the
other transferability requirements using the WF and MPSMS searches, you must do an
additional search using the Guide for Occupational Exploration (GOE) code to identify
sufficient work or rule out transferability.
IMPORTANT: In any case, you may stop searching when you find three occupations that use the claimant’s
skills and meet the other transferability requirements. Otherwise complete the indicated
searches before proceeding to step 4.