(g) Wage Rate and Classification Disputes. In investigating complaints with regard to wage difficulties, the Resident Engineer may be confronted with the problem of determining the actual classification in which an employee is working. Seldom is the issue clear-cut enough to clearly determine the classification in which the Contractor's employee fits. The Resident Engineer does not have information as to the duties of a carpenter's helper to compare with those of a carpenter, for example, so that final analyses in cases of wage disputes must be resolved by others. When a wage dispute arises, the Resident Engineer should immediately obtain and assemble all the information available and notify the District Engineer and the State Construction Engineer of the problem. Policies and previous determinations regarding wages and labor classifications are contained in the FHWA's Labor Compliance Manual.
(h) Reports. A Semi-Annual Labor Compliance Report (Figure 107-7) must be submitted summarizing all Federal Aid Projects. The State Construction Engineer will notify Resident Engineers when this is due.
General. An Optional Training Program Special Provision (OTPSP) is included in
certain contracts and identifies the procedure for administering a training program.
(b) Pre-Construction Conference.
The Resident Engineer should review the
training classification selected will result in developing full crafts identified as critical by the Department in terms
journey level persons in of minority and female
underutilization. Contractor will
These critical be reimbursed
crafts are identified on the $2.00 per hour for each
first page hour that
of the OTPSP. The enrolled minorities
and/or females are trained in one of in classifications that are not listed
listed classifications. the OTPSP, however
Training is also permitted no reimbursement will be
made for the training. insufficient time on the
Training should not be approved if it is project for a trainee to graduate from the
anticipated that there is training program. If the
OTCF is that will options:
acceptable, the Resident Engineer should request a copy of be utilized on the project. The Contractor can choose on
training program of the following
Become a member of the Arkansas Chapter of the Associated General Contractors whose training program has been approved by the U. S. Department of Labor, Manpower Administration, Bureau of Apprenticeship and Training, and is periodically reviewed by the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs.
Develop and submit a training program to the AHTD for approval.
Submit documentation of affiliation with an agency that has an approved training program. (This option is available only to out-of-state highway Contractors.) If the Contractor selects a training program that has not been approved by the
Department, the Resident Engineer should instruct the Contractor to submit the training program to the Department's EEO Section for review. The EEO Section will review and
submit the program to FHWA for review and receives FHWA concurrence, the Contractor will the training program has been approved for use on work. The
concurrence. Once the be informed by the EEO all Federal Aid highway
Department Section that construction