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DIR Electronic Certified Payroll Reporting (eCPR) Now in Use

*** Contractors and subcontractors on all public works projects awarded on or after April 1, 2015, must use this system to furnish certified payroll records (CPRs) to the Labor Commissioner. ***

The Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) has upgraded the electronic certified payroll reporting (eCPR) system. The PDF-based system is inactive as of June 4, 2015. Contractors and subcontractors on all public works projects awarded on or after April 1, 2015, must use this system to furnish certified payroll records (CPRs) to the Labor Commissioner. Contractors and subcontractors who have been submitting PDF copies of their CPRs for earlier projects must also begin using the new system.

Exemptions: Any projects monitored and enforced by Caltrans, City of Los Angeles, Los Angeles Unified School District, County of Sacramento, or projects covered by qualifying project labor agreements are exempt.

A User Guide for this new reporting system and a comprehensive training video can be accessed by clicking here. We highly encourage you to review them.

It should be noted that effective January 1, 2016, this program expands to all projects, new, or ongoing.
 
 


A reminder to all contractors performing public works in California that you must be registered with the Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) in order to bid and perform on public works as of March 1, 2015.

In July 2014, the DIR launched the Public Works Contractor Online Application to meet the requirements of SB 854, and began accepting contractor registration fees that are necessary to bid on public works as of March 1, 2015.

Essentials of the Contractor Registration Program:

  • Registration and payment of the $300 annual fee is completed entirely online.
  • Registration is required of any contractor or subcontractor who performs public works in California.
  • Registration provides agencies that administer public works programs with a searchable database of qualified contractors.
  • Registration will be required for any bid proposal submitted to a public agency on or after March 1, 2015 and applies to any public works contract entered into on or after April 1, 2015.

Public Works Contractor Requirements:

  • Certify or provide proof of workers compensation insurance.
  • Have no outstanding liabilities for wages, damages, interest, fines or penalties due to an employee or the state.
  • Good Standing: Cannot be under federal or state debarment from performing public works.
  • Have a valid Contractor’s license if necessary for your trade.
  • After registration becomes mandatory - no bids or work without registration.

Important Dates:

  • March 1, 2015 - Contractors must be registered for bid proposals.
  • April 1, 2015 - Contractors must be registered to work on public works.
  • January 1, 2016 - All public works contractors must furnish certified payroll records to the Labor Commissioner.

Resources:

Frequently Asked Questions
Read the full DIR press release here
New Public Works Legislation Fact Sheet
SB 854 - Important Information for Awarding Bodies
Additional information on SB 854 and the new public works program

Have questions about registering or renewing your registration as a public works contractor? Get the facts! Register for DIR's online training on Public Works Contractor Registration on Wednesday, June 17 from 1-2 p.m.
 

For additional program information, please contact Dave Ackerman in AGC's Legislative Department at (916) 371-2422 or John Hakel, Vice President of Government Relations at (626) 608-5800.

For technical assistance, please contact the DIR at SB854@dir.ca.gov or call the Labor Commissioner's Office (click here to find your local office).