Apprentice Dispatching FAQ

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Apprentice Dispatching FAQ

  1. 1. Apprentice Dispatching FAQ for ABC NorCal Training Members Contact us: apprenticeship@abcnorcal.org | (f) 925.416.0974 abcnorcal.org |4577 Las Positas Road, Unit C, Livermore, CA 94551 | (p) 925.474.1300 | #lovewhatyoudo, #lovewhatyoubuild
  2. 2. How do I request an apprentice? • Your request must be in writing. • Complete a DAS 142 form-Apprentice Request Form. • Fill out the form in its entirety. • Submit the form via email or fax (see below). abcnorcal.org |4577 Las Positas Road, Unit C, Livermore, CA 94551 | (p) 925.474.1300 | #lovewhatyoudo, #lovewhatyoubuild Contact us: apprenticeship@abcnorcal.org | (f) 925.416.0974
  3. 3. How much notice do I need to give to request an apprentice? Requests must be submitted in writing at least 72 hours in advance of the desired dispatch date. Note: The 72 hours excludes weekends and holidays. Contact us: apprenticeship@abcnorcal.org | (f) 925.416.0974 abcnorcal.org |4577 Las Positas Road, Unit C, Livermore, CA 94551 | (p) 925.474.1300 | #lovewhatyoudo, #lovewhatyoubuild
  4. 4. What if I don’t provide 72-hour notice? Submit the request as soon as you can. Note: Short notice increases the chances that an apprentice may not be available for your project. Contact us: apprenticeship@abcnorcal.org | (f) 925.416.0974 abcnorcal.org |4577 Las Positas Road, Unit C, Livermore, CA 94551 | (p) 925.474.1300 | #lovewhatyoudo, #lovewhatyoubuild
  5. 5. What do I need to do to stay in compliance if ABC NorCal does not have an apprentice to dispatch to my project? If ABC NorCal is unable to dispatch an apprentice to your project, you will have to request an apprentice from all apprenticeship programs in the project’s geographical area. Note: Employment of apprentices is one of the legal requirements for public works projects. Visit the DIR website for more information. Contact us: apprenticeship@abcnorcal.org | (f) 925.416.0974 abcnorcal.org |4577 Las Positas Road, Unit C, Livermore, CA 94551 | (p) 925.474.1300 | #lovewhatyoudo, #lovewhatyoubuild
  6. 6. Which approved apprenticeship programs does ABC NorCal offer? Carpentry, Construction Craft Laborer, Electrical, Painting and Plumbing Contact us: apprenticeship@abcnorcal.org | (f) 925.416.0974 abcnorcal.org |4577 Las Positas Road, Unit C, Livermore, CA 94551 | (p) 925.474.1300 | #lovewhatyoudo, #lovewhatyoubuild
  7. 7. How do I know what to pay the apprentice? When you have notified ABC NorCal of the apprentice’s start date, you will receive an email directing you to login to FlashPoint to view the apprentice’s information. The FlashPoint database will contain the information needed to determine wages for state public works, federal or private projects. Note: Actual apprentice wages are not provided by the ABC NorCal office. Apprentice wages will vary based on a number of factors which you will calculate in accordance with all applicable state and federal laws. Contact us: apprenticeship@abcnorcal.org | (f) 925.416.0974 abcnorcal.org |4577 Las Positas Road, Unit C, Livermore, CA 94551 | (p) 925.474.1300 | #lovewhatyoudo, #lovewhatyoubuild
  8. 8. Where can I find the information to determine apprentice wages? • Visit the DIR website to learn about apprentice wages for state projects. • For prevailing wage rates for the 2012-2 determination for projects advertised for bids on or after September 27, 2012 (Issued September 17, 2012 – Effective September 27, 2012), visit http://www.dir.ca.gov/OPRL/pwappwage/PWAppWageStart.asp. • For prevailing wage rates for projects advertised for bids prior to September 27, 2012 (all determinations prior to 2012-2), visit http://www.dir.ca.gov/DAS/PWAppWage/PWAppWageStart.asp. • Visit the DOL website to learn about wages for federal projects. • Obtain private wages directly from FlashPoint. • See the How to Calculate Apprentice Wages information on the FlashPoint database. Contact us: apprenticeship@abcnorcal.org | (f) 925.416.0974 abcnorcal.org |4577 Las Positas Road, Unit C, Livermore, CA 94551 | (p) 925.474.1300 | #lovewhatyoudo, #lovewhatyoubuild
  9. 9. Can an apprentice work on other types of projects other than public works? • Apprentices can work on state public works, federal, and private projects. • The contractor is responsible for paying the apprentice accordingly. Contact us: apprenticeship@abcnorcal.org | (f) 925.416.0974 abcnorcal.org |4577 Las Positas Road, Unit C, Livermore, CA 94551 | (p) 925.474.1300 | #lovewhatyoudo, #lovewhatyoubuild
  10. 10. Can I request an apprentice by level or experience? • Apprentices are dispatched in chronological order from ABC NorCal’s out-of-work lists and cannot be requested by level or experience. • Keep in mind: Apprenticeship is a training program and experience is not required. • If your project has local hiring requirements or if you need an apprentice with a specific skill or certification due to safety concerns, you can submit the details with your apprentice request for the Unilateral Apprenticeship Committee (UAC) to review. Contact us: apprenticeship@abcnorcal.org | (f) 925.416.0974 abcnorcal.org |4577 Las Positas Road, Unit C, Livermore, CA 94551 | (p) 925.474.1300 | #lovewhatyoudo, #lovewhatyoubuild
  11. 11. Can I interview the apprentices in order to determine if I would like to hire them? • No. Apprentices cannot be interviewed and screened based on experience. • Apprentices can be required to adhere to your company’s hiring processes and procedures (background checks, drug testing, physicals, etc.). If the apprentice does not meet your hiring requirements, you are not obligated to hire the individual. You will need to inform ABC NorCal and the apprentice of your decision. You can request another apprentice at that time. Contact us: apprenticeship@abcnorcal.org | (f) 925.416.0974 abcnorcal.org |4577 Las Positas Road, Unit C, Livermore, CA 94551 | (p) 925.474.1300 | #lovewhatyoudo, #lovewhatyoubuild
  12. 12. What if I want to let the apprentice go? • Follow your company’s policy for terminating employment. • Notify the apprentice with the reason for termination. • Notify ABC NorCal with the reason for termination by filling out an apprentice return form (available on FlashPoint) and submit to ABC NorCal within 48 hours of the last day worked. You can include additional documentation supporting your decision with the form. • Instruct the apprentice to contact ABC NorCal in order to be placed back on the out-of-work list. • For final wage information visit the DIR website Contact us: apprenticeship@abcnorcal.org | Fax: 925.416.0974 abcnorcal.org |4577 Las Positas Road, Unit C, Livermore, CA 94551 | (p) 925.474.1300 | #lovewhatyoudo, #lovewhatyoubuild
  13. 13. What do I do when I no longer have full-time work for an apprentice? • You would lay the apprentice off due to lack of work and inform the apprentice and ABC NorCal that the assignment is complete. • You will need to fill out an apprentice return form (available on FlashPoint) within 48 hours of the apprentice’s last day of work. • Instruct the apprentice to contact ABC NorCal in order to be placed back on the out-of-work list. Contact us: apprenticeship@abcnorcal.org | (f) 925.416.0974 abcnorcal.org |4577 Las Positas Road, Unit C, Livermore, CA 94551 | (p) 925.474.1300 | #lovewhatyoudo, #lovewhatyoubuild
  14. 14. Can an apprentice travel for a project and how far? • Yes. If you would like the apprentice to travel, discuss and coordinate the logistics with the apprentice. • Please review the travel and subsistence requirements on public works projects to ensure you are compensating the apprentice correctly. Contact us: apprenticeship@abcnorcal.org | (f) 925.416.0974 abcnorcal.org |4577 Las Positas Road, Unit C, Livermore, CA 94551 | (p) 925.474.1300 | #lovewhatyoudo, #lovewhatyoubuild
  15. 15. Can I hire an apprentice and have he/she work in a different trade? No. The apprentice must be hired and trained in their trade- specific work processes and supervised by a journeyperson of the same trade at all times. Contact us: apprenticeship@abcnorcal.org | (f) 925.416.0974 abcnorcal.org |4577 Las Positas Road, Unit C, Livermore, CA 94551 | (p) 925.474.1300 | #lovewhatyoudo, #lovewhatyoubuild

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