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Payroll Compliance

What are the Main Changes to the Payroll Specifications? 

  • Certified Payroll required on state-funded CDOT projects
  • Updated Required Contract Revisions for Federal-Aid Construction Projects Specification (FHWA 1273)
  • Updated Certified Payroll Specification to apply to state-funded and federal-aid projects

What Contracts do the New Payroll Specifications Affect? 
All CDOT jobs advertised on or after 7.1.21

Is Certified Payroll Required on State-Funded and Federal-Aid CDOT Projects? 
Yes. State-funded CDOT jobs advertised on or after 7.1.21 will require Certified Payroll. This is to ensure compliance with Senate Bill 19-196 and House Bill 21-1056. 

Where Can I Find CDOT's Payroll Specifications? 
link coming soon 

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