The Department of Army (DA) Form 4283, governed by Army
Regulation AR 420-17 is the prescribed form for obtaining services from the
Directorate of Public Works (DPW).
The Electronic DA Form 4283, Facilities
Engineering Work Request (FEWR), is used for the control and
management of Real Property Facilities placed under the
responsibility of the DPW.
Work requirements for the DPW are created from multiple sources, but are
most commonly generated from the following:
a. The DPW managers and employees based
on their knowledge of requirements.
b. Users (occupants) of the Real
Property assigned, based on the special requirements for
c. COMMAND Decisions.
d. Facility Component (condition)
inspections performed by the DPW Component Code Inspection
All requests for work, other than
maintenance and repair items, are to be requested on the
Electronic DA Form
4283, to include Self Help work, and work to be contracted for
INSTRUCTIONS ON "HOW TO FILL OUT
A DA FORM 4283":
1. The DA Form 4283
initiated by a requestor is an electronic form found in Form
Flow/Jet Form under the Fort Carson Forms and DA Forms. Please type in all the information in Part A and
e-mail address in the "Remarks" line.
NOTE: Should the
requester require help with this item, they may call the DPW,
Customer Service Office, Phone #, (719) 526-2867, for
following information MUST be supplied by the
a. Document Number:
The Customer ID is a two/three digit alpha/numeric code
assigned to the requester, by the DPW, identifying the
(2) The Document Serial Number
is a five digit numeric code
for the sequential numbering (Example-00001) of the work request, (DA Form 4283),
submitted by the requester. A log of these numbers should be
kept by the requester's S-4 or R&U person.
The FY is a one digit number representing Fiscal Year work request
is submitted. Example: FY2006 = "6".
(4) The TYPE is a one digit alpha
code representing work request type being submitted. (Normal =
b. Short Job Description - A short description of the Scope of
Work to be accomplished.
c. Date -
The day, month and year form is filled out.
d. Installation Abbreviation of Facilities - "Carson" and
to the right of that block, enter Facility Number where work is
to be performed.
Remarks : Enter the e-mail address of the Point of Contact of
someone that needs to know when changes in the status of the
work requested is entered into our database.
f. Installation Name - Fort Carson or
Customer Name - The name of the Unit or Directorate requesting
Point of Contact Name - Same as the person who's e-mail address
is entered in the "Remarks" line, or someone who can answers
question regarding work requested.
I. Point of Contact
Phone Number- Self Explanatory
Work Description (Description
and Justification of work request) - as follows:
(1) Describe the work in sufficient
detail (in layman's language), so that the scope and nature of
work requested can be fully understood and recognized.
(2) Requester should briefly mention any
possible environmental, safety, or security considerations.
(3) A floor plan, drawing, or area map
should be attached to work request identifying where this work
is to be performed.
(4) If work is to be accomplished by
self-help, a Bill of Materials (BOM) must be included with the
work request and drawing.
NOTE: Requests for work which are based upon Life Safety
Issues, ( i.e., Preventive Medicine, Safety, Fire Department),
can be staffed through the appropriate organizations prior to
submission to the DPW. The appropriate organizations should
annotate their concurrence on a separate sheet of paper with the
i. Authorized Requester Information.
Provide name/rank of official personnel (person who signed the
DA From 1687 submitted to the DPW), requesting organization's
name, phone number of requester, and signature.
NOTE: Individuals authorized by the DPW to request work for
military organizations are 06/05 Commanders, their Deputy
Commanders, and Executive Officers. Authorized
individuals for civilian organizations are Directors and Deputy
completion of the filling out of the DA Form 4283, submit
same, FAX to (719) 526-5245 or E-Mail to:
Jeanne.Cline@carson.army.mil along with a floor plan showing where work is to be
accomplished in the building, and/or an area map showing where,
in the vicinity of the building, where work is to be
accomplished, and/or a Bill of Materials (BOM) (for a Self Help
Projects) to the DPW, Customer Service Office, Building 305,
4. Once the
DPW, Customer Service Office receives the work request, they
will check to make sure all information is properly annotated,
that it is signed properly, and that the document number is NOT
a duplication, and that the proper enclosures are attached.
5. Approval Process:
1. The DPW
approval process consists of the following:
a. Ensures that the request complies
with all statutory and regulatory requirement for the management
of real property facilities.
b. Staffing of the work request through
the Fire Department, Directorate of Environmental Compliance and
Management (DECAM), DPW, Master
Planning Division, Safety Office, etc. This give
these organization an opportunity to make recommendations,
express concerns, approve/disapprove the requested work.
This process will normally be accomplished with 30 calendar days
(21 working days) from the date of reception of the work
request. (In some instances the process could take longer due to
the complexity of the work requested).
c. The work request will be cost estimated during
the timeframe of the approval phase.
d. Once the work request has been
approved/estimated the requester who have the proper funding will be notified, with a
funding memorandum, of the approval, and will be requested
to furnish funding to continue with the processing of the work
requested. All other requests will be funded through the
NOTE: Work requests will not be
scheduled, or physical work begun, until funding is
e. If the work request has been
disapproved, the requester will be furnished a memo stating reasons why.
NOTE: Approval of a work request by
the DPW relates only to the work request meeting statutory and
regulatory requirements for the management of Real Property
Facilities. Funding is not guaranteed with project
6. Execution of Work Request:
a. Upon receipt of funding approval, the DPW
will schedule and begin physical execution of the work request,
and will establish one of the following priorities:
(1) Priority/Class 1: Project
work, if not performed expeditiously, may result in injury or
loss of life, damage to or loss of real property, or serious
danger to health, morale or welfare of installation personnel.
Class 1 work may also include mission support projects which
have Command emphasis. Work generally begins in 30 days.
(2) Priority/Class 2: Project
work, which does not meet Class 1 definition, but has an impact
on safety, facilities, health, morale or welfare requiring more
expedient handling than Class 3 work.
(3) Priority/Class 3: Project work
that can be handled/processed through normal channels, without
NOTE: All submitted work requests are initially
handled, estimated, and processed as Priority/Class 3's unless
upgraded by the Command, Safety, or DPW. Upgrading may result in
(4) The timeframe for
completion of Priority/Class 3 work requests is generally 4 to 6
months after receipt of initial DA Form 4283 (see Appendix
This timeline makes no allowances for historical or
environmental issues, which would increase times.
7. Should questions arise
or clarifications be necessary, the requester may call the DPW,
Customer Service Branch, phone (719) 526-2867, or the
requester's Customer Service Representative, phone (719)
8. Upon completion of the work
request, the requester will be contacted to ensure satisfactory