AASHTOWare Project Software
Civil Rights and Labor
In Summer 2017, the New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) anticipates the implementation of the AASHTOWare Project Civil Rights and Labor (CRL)software module.
CRL is a comprehensive web-based application allowing agencies to receive and process the data required to meet federal and state requirements for civil rights and labor compliance activities. The collection of this information in one unified software application improves the quality of the information, eliminates duplicate data entry, and significantly reduces the time and effort to perform important tasks such as federal reporting, disparity studies, and data analysis (e.g. payrolls).
CRL allows more effective administration of an agency’s civil rights and labor compliance activities, such as management of contractor and subcontractor data. Agencies and contractors can save time and effort on jobs with certified payroll submission, which includes automatic error checking. Agencies will also see a substantial reduction in efforts in gathering data for the semi-annual Uniform Report of Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Commitments/Awards and Payments. It also addresses civil rights and labor compliance activities through the following functions:
The Info Tech Field Interviewer mobile application was developed to interface with AASHTOWare Project Civil Rights and Labor Field Interviews so the field employee can capture interview data on a mobile device and sync the data with AASHTOWare Project database.
- Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action monitoring
- Wage decisions and labor compliance monitoring
- Ability to create a Conformance Wage Classification at the contract project level for work not covered by the wage decision
- Automated checking of submitted contractor payrolls and extensive exception reporting
- DBE certifications and DBE/Minority Business Enterprise (MBE)/Women Business Enterprise (WBE) program monitoring
- Prompt/Actuals payment submittals and monitoring
- Good faith efforts (e.g. bidder/quoter submittals)
- Civil rights, labor, on-the-job training (OJT), apprentice, and DBE reporting
- DBE and OJT contract and annual goal setting
- Access to and use of the application by external parties (for example, contractors, subcontractors, Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), cities and counties)