called for on time cards and understand the importance
of accuracy in labor reporting. Although the forms
used for this purpose may vary slightly between NCF
units, the discussion in this chapter will suffice as
LABOR ACCOUNTING SYSTEM
To record and measure the number of man-hours
spent on various functions, a labor accounting system
is mandatory. This system must permit the day-by-day
accumulation of labor utilization data in sufficient
detail and in a manner that allows ready compilation of
information required by the operations department in
the management of the manpower resources and in the
preparation of various reports.
All labor expended in carrying out assigned tasks
and functions must be accounted for. This accounting
must include the work performed by the reporting unit
and, when applicable, work performed by civilian
labor and by military personnel of other activities.
Labor expenditures must be accumulated under a
number of reporting categories. This degree of
reporting detail is required to provide the management
data necessary to determine labor expenditures on
project work. This data is necessary for calculation of
statistical labor costs and comparison of actual
construction performance with estimating standards. It
also serves to determine the effectiveness of labor
utilization in performing administrative and support
functions, both for internal unit management and for
development of planning standards by others.
Job Order Number
Each project that is assigned to the NCF for
completion has a job order number (JON) assigned.
This identification number is required for labor
accounting and reporting purposes.
Time cards are the most accurate way to record
actual man-days on a construction project. Cards allow
you to monitor the efficiency and accountability of
your crew. Cards are the basis of your report input;
therefore, it is imperative that time cards are filled out
correctly and accurately.
CREW SUPERVISORS REPORT
The standard form used for timekeeping is the
Prime Time Card shown in figure 1-11. The time card
is prepared by the crew leader for each phase of the
construction project. The time card provides a break-
down by man-hours of the activities in the various
labor codes for each crew member for any day on
any project. Sub-contractor crew leaders will use
the Sub Time Card shown in figure 1-12. Refer to
COMSECONDNCB/COMTHIRDNCBINST 5312.1 for
more detailed information on timekeeping and filling
out time cards.
The purpose of quality control is to prevent
discrepancies and ensure the quality of workmanship
Figure 1-11.-Prime Time Card.