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Austin Knipper

Austin Knipper


U.S. Department of Labor | Washington, DC


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Introduction to R

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Data Analyst

Data virtuoso, playing the chords of information to create harmonious insights.

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Introduction to the Tidyverse


Introduction to R


Intermediate R

DataCamp Course Completion

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My Work Experience

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U.S. Department of Labor | Apr 2023 - Present


Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) Division of Policy Planning and Research and Evaluation
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Bureau of Labor Statistics | May 2019 - Apr 2023


Office of Field Operations (OFO) Division of Industrial Price Surveys (DIPS) - Piloted new data collection methods that doubled the productive response rate and improved the coverage of wholesaler industries in national surveys that yield Principal Federal Economic Indicators. - Leading marketing of the Producer Price Index to data users and business community. - Training economists to collect data for the International Price Program and Producer Price Index. - Revising data collection procedures to balance the evolving needs of stakeholders. Expertise in national programs that produce federal principal economic indicators: -International Price Program (IPP) -Producer Price Index (PPI)

Bureau of Labor Statistics | Jun 2022 - Sep 2022


Office of the Commissioner (OCOMM) Primary Duties of the Position Include: 1. Prepare materials in support of presentations for the Commissioner, Deputy Commissioner, and other BLS officials. 2. Coordinate all logistics for BLS events, such as invited speakers and panel discussions. 3. Gather and compile information and data analysis in response to requests from the Department of Labor, other Federal agencies, Congress, the news media, and other stakeholders. 4. Review Congressional testimony, proposed legislation, correspondence, decision memos, and other items produced by the Department of Labor 5. Distribute material to BLS offices for review; draft initial BLS response. 6. Gather information from BLS offices and compile initial draft of periodic reports required by Department of Labor. 7. Draft internal and external blogs and other material for distribution. 8. Document standard operating procedures for activities in the Office of the Commissioner; provide guidance to future ROAD Incumbents. 9. Participate in staff meetings with the Commissioner, Deputy Commissioner, and others to discuss progress of ongoing activities and identify issues. This is a temporary, full-time detailee position obtained through the U.S. Department of Labor's ROAD program.

The White House | Jan 2019 - Apr 2019

Intergovernmental Affairs Intern

The White House Internship Program is a non-partisan public service leadership program that provides a unique opportunity to gain valuable professional experience and build leadership skills. This hands-on program is designed to mentor and cultivate today’s young leaders, strengthen their understanding of the Executive Office, and prepare them for future public service opportunities. Office of Intergovernmental Affairs • Improved policy communication by maintaining databases of thousands of state and local contacts. • Identified and engaged the appropriate stakeholders for rapid response to current events. • Executed collaborative events at the White House with elected officials and administration leaders.

City of Gainesville | Aug 2018 - Dec 2018

Research and Prototyping Fellow

The fellowship is made up of four eight-week components, or two components each semester, in which students perform project based work striving to improve real-world, operational city issues and objectives. Department of Strategic Initiatives • Designed a seven-figure budgeting model to encourage civic engagement and city responsiveness. • Researched metrics to measure city projects in relation to the commission’s strategic framework. • Produced proposals and other project-based policy research for the City Manager.

University of Florida | Jun 2018 - Dec 2018

Resident Assistant

The RA position is a live-in position that is responsible for facilitating a positive community among residents, promoting a safe and comfortable living environment, and serving as a departmental and university representative and role model.

Executive Office of Florida Governor | Mar 2018 - May 2018

Legislative Affairs Intern

Nonpartisan internship sponsored by the University of Florida's Tallahassee Internship Program. Department of Legislative Affairs • Communicated the impacts of policy with legislators and state agencies to improve implementation. • Prepared memos on economic development projects in opportunity zones for the Governor. • Assisted staff in the processing of gubernatorial appointments to fill executive positions statewide.

University of Florida | Jan 2018 - May 2018

Tallahassee Fellow

The Bob Graham Center for Public Service at the University of Florida offers up to 15 internships through the Tallahassee Internship Program each spring to coincide with Florida’s legislative session. Placements include positions within the state legislature, the governor’s office and executive branch agencies, as well as various associations and lobbying organizations.

The Florida Senate | Jan 2018 - Mar 2018

Legislative Intern

Nonpartisan internship sponsored by the University of Florida's Tallahassee Internship Program. Placed in the office of the Senate Chair of Appropriations. • Hosted meetings with constituents and representatives of local, state, and national organizations. • Tracked legislative developments during the session for senior staff.

University of Florida | Jun 2017 - Aug 2017

Resident Assistant

Department of Housing and Residence Education (HRE) • Promoted a community environment for personal growth and development of all (up to 65) residents. • Responsible for resident safety, crisis management, and working in a chain of command during emergency situations.

University of Florida | Jan 2017 - Apr 2017

Civic Scholar

Bob Graham Center for Public Service • Conducted research on the status of Pre-Kindergarten Education (ages 0-5) in Southwest Florida. • Contributed to UF’s Cumulative Report: Evaluation of Early Childhood Education Within the State of Florida.

Cape Coral | Jun 2015 - Jun 2016

Water Safety

Sunsplash Family Waterpark • Tasked with skilled emergency/safety work involved in the prevention of injuries or deaths at assigned swimming areas. • Responsible for responsible for dispatching attractions, rule enforcement, cleaning and maintenance of facility.

My Education

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Master of Science in Data Analytics and PolicyThe Johns Hopkins University | 2022
Bachelor of Arts in Economics, Political ScienceUniversity of Florida | 2019
Diploma in General StudiesNorth Fort Myers High School | 2016

About Me

Austin Knipper

Economist who thinks you should be paid more.

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