All tasked projects are normally assigned a project
number and labor expended on a specific project will
be reported under that projects 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 Leaders 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
X03 Project Management
X04 Location Moving
X05 Project Travel
Figure 1-5.Labor Codes.