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.

Sincerely,




Deborah Wilder
CCMI President 

 
WHATS NEW?     

New Prevailing Wage Learning Tool
 
First, let me thank all of you for all your hard work keeping your agencies functioning and to the contractors and crews that continue to build our essential infrastructure and projects. CCMI continues to work remotely and are performing all of our normal functions (with the exception of some onsite interviews.) Our hope is to begin those again in June. If that is not possible, we will send out written questionnaires to worker for our Davis Bacon projects and our California Proposition 84 projects.
 
I am happy to announce that CCMI has partnered with LCPtracker to create LCPtracker Academy. This is a web based learning module on prevailing wage. So, if you have attended one of my training sessions or one of the LCPtracker break out sections at their annual Ignite conference and wish you had that information to review again, LCPtracker Academy offers a certification program in prevailing wage. I just finished creating 21 different training modules which LCPtracker will edit and plan to release sometime next month.
 
There is an introductory session for the prevailing wage beginner, then a multi part series for California Prevailing Wage Basics, several sessions for Running a Labor Compliance Program for Contractors in California; and finally, Running a Labor Compliance Program for Agencies in California. There is also a standalone session on Mixed Funded Projects with both California and federal prevailing wage obligations.
 
The beauty of the program is that each session is broken down to 30 or 45 minute segments with a quiz for each section. A final exam at the end of all sessions in a particular track will result in the recipient receiving a prevailing wage certification. So, the course can be completed at your own pace.
 
Stay tuned for details of the release.
 
UPCOMING SEMINARS AND SPEAKING OPPORTUNITIES
 
Due to Covid - 19, several of the conferences and speaking engagements have been cancelled and rescheduled.   
 
June 9th California Special Districts Association. 4 hour webinar on Prevailing Wage Basics for Public Agencies. Contact CSDA to register and for details.
 
June 11th Associated Builders and Contractors of Northern California. What Every Contractor Should Know about Prevailing Wages. Might be provided as a webinar instead of an in person training. Contact www.abcnorcal.org
for more details.
 
August 25-27th California Special Districts Association Annual Meeting, Palm Desert. Deborah will likely be speaking on the 26th. To register contact: www.csda.net  
 
October 7-8th League of California Cities Conference in Long Beach
 
October 26-29th Foundation Software Conference originally scheduled for June 2-4 has been rescheduled to October 26-29/ Location: Cleveland, Ohio. Contact www.foundationsoftware.com for more details. Deborah will likely be speaking October 27th.
 
November 16-18th LCPtracker's Ignite Conference originally scheduled for June 16-19 has been rescheduled for November 16-18th. Location San Diego. Deborah will be speaking at several breakout sessions on the 17th and 18th . Contact www.LCPtracker.com  for more details.
 
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 

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FROM THE INBOX....
You asked, we answered!

QUESTION: 
Why is California Apprenticeship Requirements so complicated? 
 
ANSWER:
Recently a California contractor was assessed penalties for failing to comply with California's very strict apprenticeship requirements. Even though this open shop contractor employed apprentices exceeding the 1:5 ratio for 95% of his workforce, the DIR found fault with the contractor's failure to request apprentices for two trades which performed less than 5% of the work on the project.  Even the most diligent contractor can be confused by California's apprenticeship requirements.  
 
This is just a reminder that if you check box 1 or 2 on the DAS-140 form, you must send the form to EVERY approved apprenticeship committee for that trade in the county where the work is performed. Likewise, a DAS-142 request for apprentices must also be sent to all approved apprenticeship committees for that trade in the county. Sending the forms to just one of the committees is likely to cause the DIR to issue penalties for noncompliance. Penalties can be up to $100 per day from the first day worked on the project until the project is complete for a first offense and up to $300 for a third or greater offense.    
 
These apprenticeship requirements apply to both union signatory and open shop contractors. Union signatory status does not excuse a contractor from requesting apprentices from all approved apprenticeship programs in a county if the contractor cannot meet the 1:5 ratio through their union apprenticeship program. 
 
Feel free to send your questions to info@ccmilcp.com 

   
New Book: AGC of America's Davis Bacon Compliance Manual, 5th Edition ©  2019 is now out. Deborah Wilder is the author.  

You may purchase the book through www.agc.org or through the CCMI website : www.ccmilcp.com 
 
   

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CCMI is not just another firm....

We are not merely a "consulting" firm, but rather a team of individuals who understand the needs of the Public Entity and contractors to "get the project done." Our staff includes retired contractors, auditors, attorneys and industry veterans.