Your Guide to NMA Work Hours
If you're a contractor who uses the National Maintenance Agreements (NMA), you've probably seen the quarterly emails and postcards reminding you to report work hours performed under the NMA. Article XXVI of the Agreement mandates that all signatory contractors submit their work hours on a quarterly basis.
Reporting work hours can be done online and only takes a few minutes. The NMAPC continually enhances its software to ensure that the reporting process is quick and easy.
On this page, we've put together a quick introduction to NMA work hours - what they are, how the reporting process works, and perhaps most importantly, WHY contractors should file their work hours on a regular basis. The good news is that there are many benefits to reporting your hours!
The hours worked by each direct-hire craftworker on a particular NMA site or project should be added together and reported on a quarterly basis. Contractors should keep separate work hour totals for each individual site/project being worked under the NMA.
Example: If you have a crew of 10 Boilermakers that worked an 8-hour shift, the total work hours for that shift would be 80.
Log on to www.nmapc.org. On your individual landing page, go to the heading "Work Hours" located in the right center of the screen and click on "File Work Hours". You will be directed to the main work hours reporting page, where you can choose the data entry option of your choice.
If necessary, a Work Hours Reporting Form can be downloaded by clicking on the "Agreements and Reference" link located on the NMAPC homepage. Fill out the form and fax or mail it to the NMAPC administrative office.
Signatory contractors are still required to report "zero" work hours. This helps the NMAPC keep track of activity in different regions of the country. On your individual landing page, go to the heading "Work Hours" located in the right center of the screen and click on the second bullet point, "Report Zero Work Hours."
- Reporting work hours provides you with a set of powerful, built-in marketing tools for your business. Signatory contractors have 24-7 access to their reported work hours. Contractors can view work hours by date range, owner, state, industry or craft union. Once you select the data range using simple drop-down menus, NMAPC.org automatically creates graphs and charts displaying the information. These charts and graphs are perfect for including in reports, bids and presentations to potential clients!
- Reporting work hours can strengthen your position in the marketplace. Your proficiency in a given industry sector can be easily demonstrated by the hours you report. Over time, this data quantifies the value of the NMAPC tripartite business model.
- Reporting work hours strengthens the NMA Program and the union construction industry as a whole. Numbers matter - the more work hours that are reported, the stronger the NMA Program becomes. When the NMA succeeds, you succeed!
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February 18, 2014