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Payroll Compliance

What is Certified Payroll?

In order to ensure that the construction labor workforce is paid prevailing wages for their work, contractors must enter project payroll data into CDOT's LCPTracker system on a weekly basis, and then certify that the data entered is compliant with federal labor regulations. Contractors must also submit the Contractor Fringe Benefit Statement (updated 2018) for each employee via LCPTracker, and benefits must be expressed as a dollar amount per hour. Benefits required by law are not eligible for consideration in the Fringe Benefits (e.g., Social Security, Affordable Care Act, and Workers' Compensation). 

Who is Required to Report Certified Payrolls?

Every contractor working on a CDOT job is responsible for entering and certifying weekly payroll while actively on the project. The prime contractor is then responsible for reviewing and approving all data entered by subs, and the project engineer (CDOT, consultant, or local agency) will then review and either accept or reject the payrolls for the week.

Getting Help

For help navigating the LCPTracker system, please contact:

Veronica Urbina, Payroll Compliance Specialist

For help with payroll compliance on your project, please contact:

Region Civil Rights Offices

For more information about CDOT's certified payroll and labor compliance programs, please contact:

Mónica Vialpando, Construction/Labor Compliance Manager

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