Annual OA Contractor Meeting
Date(s) - Thursday, January 17, 2019
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Location IECRM New Denver Campus
OA Contractor attendance required. Lunch will be provided.
IECRM is a US Department of Labor Office of Apprenticeship (OA) certified training provider. This OA designation, formerly called BAT, allows our member companies with employees in our IECRM Apprenticeship School to bid government projects with Davis-Bacon wage requirements on a tiered scale. This tiered scale allows you to provide wage and benefit estimates far below that listed as Davis-Bacon prevailing wages. This unique benefit of IECRM enables your company to provide a more competitive bid.
If you are already registered with us as an OA Contractor, please mark your calendar for our Annual Meeting and Lunch. This is an important, required annual meeting that will cover rules, regulations, updates, and an open discussion.
If you are not registered with us as an OA Contractor or have questions, please call the IECRM Compliance Manager at (303) 853-4886.
Please scroll below to RSVP to attend.
Ratio Updates: Federal and State Requirements Changed
1) The Building and Fire Code of the City and County of Denver, Article II of Chapter 10 of the Denver Revised Municipal Code amended the 2016 Denver Building and Fire Code to align electrical apprentice ratios and electrical work with state requirements. This means private sector work in the City and County of Denver is now subject to the state 3:1 ratio requirements set forth in: C.R.S. 12-23-110.5. Public sector projects are still subject to US Department of Labor Office of Apprenticeship approved 2:1 ratio standards. Enacted December 4, 2018.
Read more here:
2) The U.S. Department of Labor has rescinded Circular 2017-01, “Guidelines for Reviewing Apprentice to Journeyworker Ratio Requests,” a policy change issued in late 2016 which would have reduced the 2:1 ratio IEC has had in place for many years to a prescribed 1:1 ratio in states governed by the Federal Office of Apprenticeship, including Colorado. This policy would have restricted the growth of IEC chapters, contractors and apprentices. “IEC applauds this policy change by the Trump administration as the industry works to increase the number of apprentices entering IEC’s world class apprenticeship program,” per Jason Todd, IEC National Vice President of Government Affairs. For more information: