equipment. Figure 1-10 shows a sample Equipment
Repair Order Log. The types of information generally
called for are the following:
ERO number (assigned eight-digit number).
(The first four digits are two alpha characters and
two numeric, such as AA00. The last four digits
are numeric and constitute a Job Sequence
Number (JSN) which is assigned locally. This
JSN runs continuously from 0001 through 9999.
At such time as 9999 is used, a new series starts
Equipment code (six-digit code, as shown on the
PM record card).
USN number (seven digit equipment registration
Type of repair (type of maintenance performed,
such as 01, 02, or 03).
Date in (date ERO forwarded to inspector).
Date out (date equipment is returned to
Hard card number (number issued by dispatch
from the hard card log).
Remarks (date deadlined, and so on).
The EROS and the ERO log are maintained by the PM
clerk. Complete instructions on the use of EROS are
located in the Management of Civil Engineering
Support Equipment, P-300, and the COM-
EQUIPMENT HISTORY JACKETS
An equipment history jacket is maintained for each
USN-numbered piece of CESE. The history jacket
contains the pertinent descriptive data and maintenance
history of the vehicle. The descriptive data includes the
appropriate DoD Property Record, DD Form 1342 (fig.
1-11), and Equipment Attachment Registration Record,
NAVFAC 6-11200/45 (fig. 1-12), if applicable. The
maintenance history jacket also includes the completed
PM record cards and blue copies of completed EROS.
When a vehicle is transferred, the PM record card is
removed from the PM group file and returned to the
history jacket. The jacket is then either hand carried or
forwarded by mail to the receiving custodian. When
the vehicle is to be transferred to a Defense
Reutilization Marketing Office (DRMO), the history
jacket must accompany it.
In battalions and at shore-based activites, your
duties involve posting of working hours on time cards
for military personnel; therefore, you should know the
type of information required in labor reporting. You
should note that the labor reporting system used
primarily in Naval Mobile Construction Battalions
(NMCBs) and the system used at a shore-based activity
A labor accounting system is mandatory for you to
record and measure the number of man-hours that a unit
spends on various functions. In this system, labor usage
data is collected daily in sufficient detail and in a way
that enables the Operations Department to compile the
data readily and prepare reports for higher authority.
Although labor accounting systems vary slightly
from one command to another, the system described
here can be tailored to record labor at any command.
A unit must account for all the labor used to carry
out its assignment. Labor costs are figured and actual
man-hours are compared with previous estimates based
on jobs of a similar nature. When completed, this
information is used by unit managers and higher
commands to develop planning standards.
The labor accounting system covered in this section
is based upon the procedure and guidelines established
by both Naval Construction Brigades (NCBs) for
Time cards (fig. 1-13) are the basis for your
situation report (SITREP) input. Therefore, it is
imperative that time cards be filled out correctly and
INST5312.1 is the instruction that governs timekeeping
Man-hours should be recorded under a
specific code in one of three labor categories. The
categories are listed below.
1. DIRECT LABOR is man-days expended
directly on assigned construction activity, either in the
field or in the shop, and labor that contributes directly to
the completion of an end product. Tasked projects are
assigned a project number. Labor expended on a
specific project should be reported under that project
number. Record direct labor by construction activity
Included under direct labor (besides
construction) arc such tasks as the following: