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QUESTION: Do contractors need to submit CPRs to both the Awarding Agency and DIR? If not, is there a threshold at which point they would have to submit to both? If so, should they be submitting within 5-7 days after payment of workers?
ANSWER: Prevailing wages are required for all projects over $1,000.
Electronic CPRs are to be filed with DIR if the prime contract exceeds $15,000 for maintenance or repair and over $25,000 for other construction.
Whether CPRs MUST be provided to the Agency depends on the funding source. Any Maintenance project over $15,000 r construction project over $25,000 is required to submit eCPR. Any project which has Proposition 84 or federal Davis Bacon money, MUST submit CPRS and related documents to the Agency (in addition to any obligation to submit the eCPR payroll to the DIR)
If it is just local or state funding (not Prop 84) then there is NO REQUIREMENT that the agency collect CPRs. However, Labor Code Section1726 states that awarding agencies shall take cognizance of prevailing wage enforcement/violations on a project. I do not know how an agency does that if they do not at least collect and look at CPRs. My recommendation is that all agencies should request CPRs. At least that way the contractor is more keenly aware that prevailing wages apply to the project.
For the eCPR, payrolls must be submitted within 30 days of the end pay period. Under federal Davis Bacon, payrolls must be submitted within 7 days of the close of the work week.