Attachment J 5 
Source of Occupational Title and Descriptions: 
The duties of employees under job titles listed are those described in the 
"Service Contract Act Directory of Occupations," Fourth Edition, January 1993, as 
amended by the Third Supplement, dated March 1997, unless otherwise indicated.  This 
publication may be obtained from the Superintendent of Documents, at 202 783 3238, 
or by writing to the Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, 
Washington, D.C. 20402.  Copies of specific job descriptions may also be obtained 
from the appropriate contracting officer. 
REQUEST FOR AUTHORIZATION OF ADDITIONAL CLASSIFICATION AND WAGE RATE {Standard Form 
1444 (SF 1444)} 
Conformance Process: 
The contracting officer shall require that any class of service employee which is 
not listed herein and which is to be employed under the contract (i.e., the work to 
be performed is not performed by any classification listed in the wage 
determination), be classified by the Contractor so as to provide a reasonable 
relationship (i.e., appropriate level of skill comparison) between such unlisted 
classifications and the classifications listed in the wage determination.  Such 
conformed classes of employees shall be paid the monetary wages and furnished the 
fringe benefits as are determined.  Such conforming process shall be initiated by 
the Contractor prior to the performance of contract work by such unlisted class(es) 
of employees.  The conformed classification, wage rate, and/or fringe benefits shall 
be retroactive to the commencement date of the contract. {See Section 4.6 (C)(vi)} 
When multiple wage determinations are included in a contract, a separate SF 1444 
should be prepared for each wage determination to which a class(es) is to be 
conformed. 
The process for preparing a conformance request is as follows: 
1) When preparing the bid, the Contractor identifies the need for a conformed 
occupation) and computes a proposed rate). 
2) After contract award, the Contractor prepares a written report listing in order 
proposed classification title), a Federal grade equivalency (FGE) for each 
proposed classification), job description), and rationale for proposed wage 
rate), including information regarding the agreement or disagreement of the 
authorized representative of the employees involved, or where there is no authorized 
representative, the employees themselves.  This report should be submitted to the 
contracting officer no later than 30 days after such unlisted class(es) of employees 
performs any contract work. 
3) The contracting officer reviews the proposed action and promptly submits a report 
of the action, together with the agency s recommendations and pertinent 
information including the position of the Contractor and the employees, to the Wage 
and Hour Division, Employment Standards Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, 
for review.  (See section 4.6(b)(2) of Regulations 29 CFR Part 4). 
4) Within 30 days of receipt, the Wage and Hour Division approves, modifies, or 
disapproves the action via transmittal to the agency contracting officer, or 
notifies the contracting officer that additional time will be required to process the 
request. 
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