Using your last name and employee ID number, login below to keep track of your ranking and eligibility.
What is the Incentive Program?
Crew leaders and advanced crew leaders employed with Flagger Force who remain in good standings are eligible to participate. There are two points of entry—you must be a CL or ACL by April 1, 2018 to qualify for the 8-month program or by Aug. 1, 2018 to qualify for the 4-month program. Accept job assignments to meet the minimum hourly requirement of 1000 hours for the 8-month period and 500 hours for the 4-month period.
What is the measurement period?
The 8-month measurement period runs April 1–Nov. 30, 2018. The 4-month measurement period is Aug. 1—Nov. 30, 2018. Please note, you must work the minimum 1000 hours during the 8-month measurement period or 500 during the 4-month measurement period to qualify.
How do I check my status?
Log in to FlaggerForce.com/rank using your last name and employee ID number to keep track of your rank, hours, and eligibility.
How do I know if I am eligible?
You are eligible if:
- You are eligible for the 8-month program if you are a CL or ACL by April 1, 2018.
- You are eligible for the 4-month program if you are a CL or ACL by Aug. 1, 2018.
- You meet the minimum hourly requirements—1000 hours for the 8-month period and 500 hours for the 4-month period.
- You remain an active CL or ACL at time of payout.
You will become ineligible if you are suspended for any length of time or if you get demoted to crew member during the measurement period(s).
If you qualify for the 8-month program April 1, 2018, but become ineligible during the measurement period, you may still be able to qualify for the 4-month program if you meet the requirements by Aug. 1, 2018.
Where do I find my employee ID number?
Your employee ID number is found on your flagger certification card underneath your photo.
What am I being scored on?
Flagger Force employees are being measured on:
- Vehicle condition and maintenance: least amount of total damage
- On-time arrival: number of on-time arrivals for the total number of jobs you were on
- Quality observations: there are 26 areas on the quality observation checklist that will be factored into your score for this program
- SmartDrive score
What rank can I achieve?
There are five categories for the Incentive Program that you could fall into:
- Platinum Award: top 10% of performers
- Gold Award: next 15% of performers
- Silver Award: next 15% of performers
- Bronze Award: next 10% of performers
- Amber Award: next 50% of performers
How much of a cash bonus could I receive through this program?
Cash awards are given based on ranks.
For the 8-month program:
- Platinum Award: $1500
- Gold Award: $1250
- Silver Award: $750
- Bronze Award: $500
- Amber Award: although you may not earn a cash bonus, you’ll find the areas that provide you the most growth potential to better perform for the next incentive.
For the 4-month program:
- Platinum Award: $750
- Gold: $625
- Silver: $375
- Bronze: $250
- Amber: although you may not earn a cash bonus, you’ll find the areas that provide you the most growth potential to better perform for the next incentive.
When do cash bonuses get awarded?
Cash bonuses will be awarded to those who qualify at the end of December 2018.
What are the 26 areas that are on the quality observation checklist?
The 26 areas that are on the quality observation checklist are:
- Hard hat
- Safety glasses
- Class E pants
- Steel toe boots
- Correct signage
- Correct sign spacing
- Correct taper length
- Correct buffer length
- Correct termination
- Correct AP placement
- Correct TMA placement
- Correct flagger lighting
- Correct PCMS placement
- Vehicle parked in appropriate location
- Pre-job brief/job safety discussion
- Water cooler clean and filled
- Flagger station is clear of tripping hazards/uneven roadway
- All flaggers correctly positioned and using proper procedures
- Employee not sitting in vehicle at an inappropriate time
- Employees avoiding distractions (i.e. phone, music, etc.) while on job site
- Flagger escape route is adequate
- Employees are following smoking policy
- Correct typical standard applied
- Proper radio communication
- Order issues? (i.e. late arrival, professionalism, inattentive passive flagging, etc.)
How do I improve my on-time arrival score?
Here are some tips to improve your on-time arrival score:
- Leave at least 15-minutes earlier than your GPS says to allow time for traffic
- Go to sleep the night before a job at a decent hour
- Pack your required materials for the next day the night before so you are prepared
How do I improve my quality observation score?
- Follow the traffic standards
- Follow the Flagger Force training and policies
- Ask questions if you are unsure about anything. Contact your field manager, area supervisor, field specialist, quality specialist, or instructor.
- Slow down, take your time on the job to pay attention to details.
How do I improve my vehicle condition and maintenance score?
Consider the following:
- Perform a thorough and comprehensive circle of safety each and every time
- Slow down and do NOT speed
- Prepare your route ahead of time
- Leave early giving yourself extra time
- Be patient and expect the unexpected
- Do not tailgate
- Leave plenty of room ahead of your vehicle
- Be aware of what is around your vehicle
- Be patient and expect the unexpected
- Do not drive distracted
- Pull over to use your phone before texting or placing or receiving a call
- Set your GPS before you leave for your destination
- Text or call after you pull over or arrive, IT CAN WAIT!
- Always use a spotter if someone is available
- Have your spotter get out of the vehicle to assist you
- You should also get out and determine any hazards there may be
- It only takes a minute before you act
Remember your 5 keys for SmithDriving System that you learned in class:
- Aim High in Steering
- Make yourself aware of who and what is around your vehicle
- Adjust your driving accordingly and do not force any issues you face
- Get the Big Picture
- Scan all around your field of vision
- Stay alert—if you are tired or fatigued, pull over, and rest
- Keep Your Eyes Moving
- Keeps you focused
- Keeps you aware
- Leave Yourself an Out
- Allows you the time and room to adjust to what you see
- Practice steps 1, 2 and 3 above
- Make Sure They See You
- Have your lights on
- Make eye contact with other drivers and pedestrians
- Avoid clusters of other vehicles, easy to get lost in the traffic
- You have a horn, use it if necessary
How do I improve my SmartDrive score?
- Slow down
- Refer to your SmithDriving manual and training
- Avoid issues with the top incidents that result in points are:
- Handheld electronic devices
- Incomplete stops
- Unsafe lane changes
- Unsafe follow distance
Who do I contact with questions?
Please contact your local area supervisor with questions. Not sure who your area supervisor is or how to get ahold of them? Visit FlaggerForce.com/supervisor to find out.