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Welcome to our newsletter! You will find important updates and industry related news, along with upcoming speaking events and educational opportunities. Thank you for your interest in CCMI.

Deborah Wilder
CCMI President 
US DOL Launches New Website

For several years now, the U.S. Department of Labor has been reworking its website relating to prevailing wages. So many of us have been using www.beta.sam.gov to find that wage determination or to check on debarred contractors. Well, the wait is over. The new website can be found at www.sam.gov. There you will find federal wage determinations, excluded parties (debarred contractors), the ability to search
contract opportunities by key words and location, and how to register as a business with the federal government.

Wet Signature versus Electronically Delivered CPRS

Most federal Agencies require originally signed certified payrolls and will NOT accept a scan or photocopy of a CPR. The exception to an original payroll (referred to as a “wet signature”) is to have the Certified Payrolls go through and be delivered via an electronic CPR system such as LCPtracker, Elations, Emars or Points North. While some federal agencies have been slow to adopt electronic delivery of CPRs, CCMI recently had two very good experiences in New York and Virginia where a federal agency accepted LCPtracker payrolls for the first time and were pleasantly surprised by the ease and
accessibility of the documents. Anyone still using hard copy payrolls, the time has come to convert to an electronic payroll delivery system which gives everyone 24/7 access, prompt delivery and easy to use compliance forms. With many states now requiring contractors to upload their payrolls to specific websites, using an electronic CPR delivery system may be able to help you deliver your CPRs in record time as well as keeping a copy for yourself and delivering additional copies to a prime contractor or agency.

Upcoming Training: There is currently no in person training taking place due to COVID-19. However, here is where you can still get some prevailing wage training with Deborah Wilder and CCMI.
Want On-Demand Prevailing Wage Training in California? Contact LCPtracker Academy www.lcptracker.com

Stop by and see us IN PERSON at the CSDA General Manager’s Conference at Squaw Valley June 27-June 29. For more information, contact www.csda.net
Want to schedule your own prevailing wage workshop?
We will customize a workshop or webinar for you and your Agency/Company. Contact us at: info@ccmilcp.com 
What Every Contractor Should Know About Prevailing Wages, 3rd Edition.
Available through www.ccmilcp.com $45 inclusive of tax and shipping.
You asked, we answered!

QUESTION: What Do I Do if More than One Trade Claims the Work?
ANSWER: The answer is complicated by your location and the applicable prevailing wage laws. For example, under federal prevailing wage requirements, the Department of Labor’s Regional Office needs to determine the “prevailing practice”. For example, both roofers and sheet metal workers claim metal roofing. The prevailing practice in Region 9 (California, Nevada, Arizona, etc.) is that roofers can perform that work. In Region 1 (New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, etc. ) that metal roofing goes to sheet metal workers. So, the answer is to ask the Regional DOL Wage and Hour person for which trade that claims the work.

Many of the States issue their own detailed scope of work and allow a contractor to pay in any classification which claims the work. For example, in California a Laborer can lay pipe and so can a plumber. The California Department of Industrial Relations allows the contractor to pay in either of those categories. But watch out, only a plumber can connect the piping. Each state has their own rules, so best to check with the appropriate state agency. And, if federal funding is involved, check with the regional representative at the Department of Labor.

Feel free to send your questions to info@ccmilcp.com
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