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Payroll Compliance Overview

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 2021) 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.

What's New with Certified Payroll Requirements

Certified Payroll (prevailing wage compliance monitoring) is now required on state-funded CDOT projects, not just federal-aid jobs as in the past. All CDOT Design/Bid/Build construction jobs advertised on or after 7.1.21 will include the updated CDOT standard special provision, in accordance with Colorado Senate Bill 19-196 and House Bill 21-1056. Please note that this requirement does not apply to state-funded Local Agency projects at this time.

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