Q. Tracking Jobs Created through Recovery Act Funds
How do we count jobs?
1. Tracking jobs is a critical element of all American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) projects. States must work with local officials and contractors to provide monthly reports to DOT documenting the job-related impact of any projects undertaken with ARRA funds.
2. Specific guidance is forthcoming, but States should prepare to report: contractors' name, the number of people they employ, the total number of hours those employees work, and the contractor's total monthly payroll.
- Subcontractors must provide the same information - number of employees, hours, and payroll - to States, who will report it to DOT.
- Hours of state employees working on ARRA projects are to be included.
3. FHWA has provided guidance through a webinar on how to report employment information.
4. Similar guidance will be provided by other agencies in DOT after funds are awarded.
On June 22, 2009, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) published Implementing Guidance for the Reports on Use of Funds Pursuant to the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 ("Recovery Act").
More guidance on Recovery job reporting is available in the following FAQs:
For more FAQs on the Federal Recovery Act provisions, click here.