All tasked projects are normally assigned a project number and labor expended on a specific project will be reported under that project's number (fig.1-5). Included under direct labor, besides construction, are such tasks as:
Project and site surveying.
Shop work that contributes directly to the completion of the project,
Camp Maintenance when accomplished as part of the battalion direct labor tasking such as Emergency Service Requests (ESRs), Standing Job Orders, and Specific Job Orders.
Mineral products operations for either a tasked project or as a specific or as a specific tasked project.
Construction equipment operation when assigned to a tasked project.
INDIRECT LABOR includes all labor required to support construction operations but does not usually produce an end product itself. Therefore, this time is not reported under a project number but under an indirect labor code, as shown in figure 1-5.
READINESS and TRAINING comprises all manpower expended in actual military operations, unit embarkation, and planning and preparations necessary to ensure the military and mobile readiness of the unit. Also includes attendance at service schools, factory and industrial courses, fleet-level training, military training, and organized training conducted within the battalion or unit. Report or record these man-hours under a specific name such as MIL/OPS, Embark, or GMT.
Your report will be submitted on a typical daily time card form, like the one shown in the Naval Construction Force Crew Leader's Handbook (NCF/CLH). The form provides a breakdown by man-hours of the activities in the various labor codes for each crew member for each day on any given project. This form is reviewed at the company level by the staff and platoon commander, and then it is initialed by the company commander before it is forwarded to the operations department. It is tabulated by the management division of the operations department, along with all of the daily labor distribution reports received from each company and department in the unit.
The crew leader will prepare a daily account of all man-hours expended on a time card form, like the one shown in figure 1-4. The time cards can be submitted daily to the project manager or can be kept until the "two week" labor summuary report is due. Once you complete this two week report, this will help you in preparing your SITREPs. This report is the means by which the operations office analyzes the labor distribution of total manpower resources for each day. It also serves as feeder information for preparation of the monthly OPS/SITREP reports and any other source reports required of the unit. This information must be accurate and timely. Each level in the company organization should review the report for an analysis of its own internal construction management and performance.
As an individual and a petty officer, you must be familiar with the safety program at your activity. You cannot function effectively as a petty officer unless you are aware of how safety fits into this program. You should know who (or what group) arbitrates and establishes the safety policies and procedures you must follow. You should also know who provides
INDIRECT LABOR. This category includes all labor required to support construction operations but which does not produce an end product itself. Indirect labor reporting codes areas follows:
|Repair, and Records|
|X02||Project and Camp|
|X08||Administration and Personnel|
Figure 1-5. - Labor Codes.Continue Reading