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  • published DOT Funding Alert in Action Alerts 2020-06-23 08:35:51 -0400

    Construction Jobs are on the Line!

    Tell the Trump Administration and Congress to include immediate funding for state departments of transportation (DOTs) in future COVID-19 relief legislation! Thousands of construction jobs may be on the line if they do not act soon.

    Due to the unprecedented impact of the pandemic, state DOTs are beginning to delay projects until next year and consider cancelling others, as transportation revenue projections show significant declines nationwide. Without immediate federal funding to state DOTs to help ensure these projects can move forward, the threat of significant layoffs grows exponentially.

    Currently, projections show a 50 percent vehicle traffic decline and, in certain states, toll road traffic down 67 percent. Specific impacts of these declines include individual state transportation revenue losses as high as 45 percent in the next 18 months. Already, some state DOTs are delaying transportation projects.

    The Trump Administration and Congress must provide state DOTs with additional funding to combat the threat of further project delays, cancellations and, ultimately, construction worker layoffs.

    Taking action is easy. Simply complete the form to submit the pre-written message as is or customize it with personal information on how this issue impacts you and your company.


  • published Action Alerts in Take Action 2020-01-27 16:13:11 -0500

    Action Alerts

    AGC members are the association’s greatest advocates.  At times throughout the year, it is necessary to call upon the membership to make its voice heard loudly and clearly on legislative and regulatory matters affecting the construction industry.

    Please complete the signup process to receive AGC Action Alerts so that you can help make a difference.

     


  • AGC Testifies on Water Infrastructure Investment

    On Sept. 19, Jamey Sanders, Vice President of Choctaw Transportation and Division Chair of AGC of America’s Federal and Heavy Construction Division, testified before the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works on the importance of water resource infrastructure to the U.S. economy. 

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  • Construction Employment Increases in 40 States and D.C.

    Forty states added construction jobs between July 2018 and July 2019, while construction employment increased in 25 states from June to July, according to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America of Labor Department data released on August 16. Association officials said the new jobs totals indicate there is a need for new federal investments in career and technical education programs, along with immigration reform.

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  • EEOC Opens EEO-1 Component 2 Pay Data Collection Portal

    On July 15, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) officially opened the Web-based portal for the reinstated EEO-1 collection of pay and hours worked data for calendar years 2017 and 2018. The EEOC also provided a series of Frequently Asked Questions (“FAQs”) regarding the new requirements and a More Info Page to assist filers. The More Info page provides additional resources such as a sample form, an instruction booklet, a user’s guide, a fact sheet, and reference documents. 

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  • AGC Supports OFCCP’s Increased Focus on Compliance Assistance

    On June 7, AGC submitted comments to the U. S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) in response to its proposal to institute a new approach in reviewing federal construction contractors’ compliance with OFCCP’s Affirmative Action Program (AAP) and record-keeping requirements through compliance checks. OFCCP intends for these compliance checks to be less burdensome, but exercised in greater quantity as opposed to more intensive compliance reviews or audits. If OFCCP determines during the compliance check that the contractor has not maintained AAPs, affirmative action specifications, and required records, OFCCP will provide individualized compliance assistance to help the contractor come into compliance and may place the contractor in a pool for a future compliance evaluation. The amount of information for contractors to submit would be more extensive for direct federal contractors than federally assisted contractors.

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