It is the duty of the Resident Engineer, through the appointed EEO/Labor Compliance Officer, to determine if each trainee is working or being trained in the trainee's designated craft or a closely related field. For example, a Carpenter trainee may be observed doing hand excavating work preparatory to the construction or installation of forms. This would be satisfactory. However, if the trainee was observed at the job laying hot mix asphalt or operating a dozer, the Carpenter trainee would be completely out of the craft in which training was to be provided. In the latter case, the Contractor must reclassify this employee to a classification shown on the WAGE RATE DETERMINATION sheet applicable to the project for that time which the employee did not work in trainee-related activities.
At least once each calendar quarter, the Labor Compliance/EEO Field Inspector
will interview either the Contractor or an appointed Superintendent/Foreman on the job site to answer to the questions on the "Contractor Interview Report" form (Figure 107- 13). This form is available on the Construction Drive of the LAN (CSD4:\\misc\eeo\contr.doc). The original should be forwarded to the EEO Section within two weeks after completion of the form and a copy retained in the Resident Engineer's job files. Once the Contractor and/or Subcontractor has satisfied either the training requirements in the contract or as stated on the OTCF, the Contractor Interview
Report should indicate "Final Report.
No Additional Training is Anticipated."
(g) Final Payment for Training. After determining that all contract items have been completed or that no more trainees will appear on the Contractor's weekly payroll, the Resident Engineer will prepare TRAINING PROGRAM ESTIMATE NO. 1 AND FINAL on Form F19-119 and supporting papers (completed "Approved Trainee Record" forms) for each trainee employed on the project. This estimate will be made for full payment to the Contractor for all the training of personnel authorized on the approved training program, will be in accordance with the Special Provision, and will be based on the checked correct payrolls as submitted by the Contractor through the Resident Engineer. Estimate No. 1 and Final will then be submitted to the State Construction Engineer for review.
The State Construction Engineer will check the Estimate against the "Approved Trainee Record" and, if found satisfactory, shall sign the Estimate and submit it for payment.
107.08 Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program Requirements. Many Federal Aid Highway Construction Projects now contain a goal that a specific percentage of the total contract dollar value be performed by Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBEs). The DBE regulations require DBEs to perform a commercially useful function in the work of the contract. A DBE is considered to have performed a commercially
useful function when it is responsible for execution of a distinct element of the work contract and carries out its responsibilities by actually performing, managing,
supervising the work involved. relinquish control of the work.
of a and not
Subsection 103.08 requirements in detail.
of the Standard The Resident
Specifications explains the Engineer should become
Department's DBE familiar with this