Public Works

Public Works Handout – March 24, 2016 (Complete Document)

Public Works Links
Please use the above links to find the apprentice prevailing wage rates for projects advertised for bids on or after September 27, 2012 (Issued September 17, 2012 – Effective September 27, 2012).

 Trust Contributions for Public Works

WBFAA member companies pay $.15 per hour for all apprentices and journeymen on an ongoing basis ($25 per month).  WBFAA member companies on public works should apply the $.15 per hour as a credit towards any required public works project training fee contribution for technicians (Journeyman and Apprentice) who are enrolled in the WBFAA UATC program.

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WBFAA TRAINING TRUST FUND CONTRIBUTIONS MEMBER COMPANIES

WBFAA TRAINING TRUST FUND CONTRIBUTIONS NONMEMBER COMPANIES

EXAMPLE

Technician Name   Hours                       Contribution Per Hour             Total Contribution                

Joe Installer             100                                         $.60                                         $60.00

TOTAL TRAINING TRUST FUND PAYMENT DUE: $60.00

CREDIT FOR WBFAA UATC MONTHLY TRAINING FEE CREDIT OF $.15 PER HOUR         -$15.00

TOTAL PAYMENT TO WBFAA UATC TRUST FUND:  $45.00

NOTE: Please issue one check for each Training Trust Fund contribution. DO NOT combine with your WBFAA UATC monthly training fee check.

For the WBFAA Member Company Training Trust Fund Contribution Form contact the WBFAA at admin@wbfaa.net or call 800-809-0280
Training Funds are due and payable by the 15th of the month after the month the work was performed.

New Apprentice Hires on Public Works Jobs

A technician is not considered an apprentice until his/her DAS 1 (Apprentice Agreement) has been approved by the State of California Division of Apprenticeship Standards (DAS). In addition, the technician may not be used as an apprentice on Public Works jobs until they have been approved by the DAS. For more information regarding rules and regulations on Public Works jobs contact the WBFAA at 800-809-0280 or email admin@wbfaa.net You may check the status of a pending apprentice by visiting the DIR/DAS website

Fill out DAS 140 and DAS 142  and then use the link below to find the list of programs in the county and scope of work you will be using and doing the prevailing wage job in. http://www.dir.ca.gov/Databases/das/pwaddrstart.asp

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LINK TO STATE OF CALIFORNIA DAS PUBLIC WORKS FAQ

 Contractors doing work on public works projects are required to donate a training fee to a state approved apprenticeship committee.

The WBFAA Unilateral Apprenticeship and Training Program is a state approved apprenticeship committee statewide.

WBFAA member companies doing public works projects should complete the DAS 140 form and forward to:

WBFAA UATC

333 Washington Boulevard, #433, Marina del Rey, CA 90292

The WBFAA UATC will maintain DAS 140 forms on file in your company record as well as payment records.

NEW PUBLIC WORKS CONTRACTOR REGISTRATION LAW
[SB 854]
SB 854, a budget trailer bill that was signed into law on June 20, 2014, and became effective immediately, made several significant changes to laws pertaining to the administration and enforcement of prevailing wage requirements by the Department of Industrial Relations (DIR). Among other things, SB 854 established a new public works contractor registration program to replace prior Compliance Monitoring Unit (CMU) and Labor Compliance Program (LCP) requirements for bond-funded and other specified public works projects.
The fees collected through this new program will be used to fund all of DIR’s public works activities, including compliance monitoring and enforcement,
the determination of prevailing wage rates, public works coverage determinations, and hearing enforcement appeals. Essentials of public works contractor registration program:
* Contractors will be subject to a registration and annual renewal fee that has been set initially at $300. The fee is non-refundable and applies to all contractors and subcontractors who intend to bid or perform work on public works projects (as defined under the Labor Code).
* Contractors will apply and pay the fee online and must meet minimum
qualifications to be registered as eligible to bid and work on public works
projects:
o Must have workers’ compensation coverage for any employees and only use subcontractors who are registered public works contractors.
o Must have Contractors State License Board license if applicable to trade.
o Must have no delinquent unpaid wage or penalty assessments owed to
any employee or enforcement agency.
o Must not be under federal or state debarment.
o Must not be in prior violation of this registration requirement once it
   becomes effective. However, for the first violation in a 12 month period, a
   contractor may still qualify for registration by paying an additional penalty.
* The registration fee is not related to any project. It is more like a license that
enables the registrant to bid on and perform public works.

Contact WBFAA UATC

  • Telephone – 800-809-0280
  • FAX – 800-809-0281
  • Address – 333 Washington Boulevard, #433, Marina del Rey, CA 90291
  • Email – info@wbfaa.net

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