Office of Policy, Research, and Legislation (OPRL)

Programs and Initiatives

Research and Statistics

  • Conduct and oversee research to evaluate effectiveness of programs
  • Coordinate the sharing of data and information between agencies
  • Prepare and maintain statistics and databases on public works projects, occupational injuries & illnesses, the California Consumer Price Index, and alternative workweek programs.

    View prevailing wage determinations, statistics, and databases

Office of Legislative Affairs (OLA)

Programs and Initiatives

Policy

  • Communicate and collaborate on emerging issues with the Governor’s Office, other branches of federal and state government, workers, employers and others in the community
  • Undertake strategic planning to ensure integration of policy, research, legislative activities, education and outreach

Legislation

  • Analyze proposed legislation including potential costs, benefits, and other impacts
  • Coordinate legislative activities within the Department and with other agencies
  • Support and coordinate the implementation of newly enacted legislation

Contact Information

Main Line: (510) 286-7087

For constituent inquiries, please send your request to LegInquiry@dir.ca.gov

Legislative Reports

What's
New

December 2019

December 5, 2019 Correction Notice for Craft/Classification of Operating Engineers (Heavy and Highway Work) in Northern California Counties

November 2019

November 26, 2019 Correction Notice for Craft/Classification of Painter: Taper Clean-Up in Various Northern California Counties
November 12, 2019 Interim Determination for the Craft of Fence Builder (Carpenter) in Southern California Counties
November 12, 2019 Correction Notice for Various Classifications for the Craft of Plumber in Southern California Counties Including San Diego County
November 12, 2019 Correction Notice for Various Classifications for the Craft of Apprentice Plumber in Southern California Counties Including San Diego County

October 2019

October 12, 2019 Correction Notice for the Craft/Classification of Electrician: Tunnel Cable Splicer (Third Shifts) in Los Angeles County
October 12, 2019 Interim Determination for the Craft/Classifications of Electrician: Inside Wireman, Radio Monitor Technician, Cable Splicer-Welder, Tunnel Wireman, and Tunnel Cable Splicer (All Shifts) in Los Angeles County
October 12, 2019 Interim Determination for the Craft/Classifications of Electrician: Transportation Systems Electrician, Transportation Systems Electrician (Cable Splicing, Welding, and NETA Testing), and Transportation Systems Technician (All Shifts) in Los Angeles County

September 2019

September 26, 2019 Correction Notice for the Craft/Classification of Electrician: Inside Wireman and Cable Splicer (Second and Third Shifts) in San Mateo County
September 24, 2019 Correction Notice for the Craft/Classification of Plumber: Plumber, Steamfitter, Refrigeration Fitter (HVAC) in Butte, Colusa, Glenn, Lassen, Modoc, Plumas, Shasta, Sierra, Siskiyou, Sutter, Tehama, Trinity, and Yuba Counties
September 9, 2019 Correction Notice for the Craft/Classification of Carpet, Linoleum, Resilient Tile Layer: Material Handler in Southern California Counties excluding Imperial and San Diego
September 5, 2019 Correction Notice for the Craft/Classification of Tree Trimmer (High Voltage Line Clearance): Climber Trainee (19-24 Months) in Marin and Napa Counties
September 4, 2019 Correction Notice for the Craft of Building/Construction Inspector and Field Soils and Material Tester in San Diego County
September 4, 2019 Correction Notice for the Craft/Classifications of Plumber: Plumber, Pipefitter, Steamfitter in Alameda County and Steamfitter in Contra Costa County
September 4, 2019 Correction Notice for the Craft/Classifications of Electrician: Inside Wireman, Technician and Cable Splicer (All Shifts) in Napa and Solano Counties
September 4, 2019 Interim Determination for the Craft/Classifications of Electrician: Inside Wireman, Technician, Cable Splicer, Transportation Systems Electrician, Transportation Systems Electrician (Cable Splicing, Welding and Fiber Optic Splicing) and Transportation Systems Technician (All Shifts) in Orange County
September 3, 2019 Interim Determination for the Craft/Classifications of Painter: Graffiti Removal Worker in Southern California Counties including San Diego

January 2019

January 3, 2019 Minimum Wage Effective January 1, 2019

December 2017

December 20, 2017 Minimum Wage Effective January 1, 2018

September 2016

September 23, 2016 Summary of Important Notices Concerning Burglar Alarm and Fire Alarm Installation

January 2016

January 21, 2016 Important Notice Regarding Electronic Certified Payroll (eCPR) Reporting On Public Works Projects

December 2015

December 22, 2015 Minimum Wage Effective January 1, 2016

December 2012

December 24, 2012 Important notice concerning a new amendment to Labor Code section 1720(a)(1)

September 2012

September 1, 2012 Important notice regarding the apprentice prevailing wage rates

September 2011

September 1, 2011 Advisory scope of work for tunnel worker (laborer) in San Diego County

March 2011

March 4, 2011 Advisory scope of work for laborers in San Diego County
March 4, 2011 Advisory scope of work for landscape/irrigation laborers/tenders in San Diego and southern California Counties

August 2010

August 22, 2010 Advisory scope of work for the sheet metal workers' in Alpine, Calaveras, Fresno, Kings, Madera, Merced, San Joaquin, Stanislaus, and Tuolumne Counties)

July 2010

July 26, 2010 Correction to the February 22, 2010 advisory scope of work for the southern california carpenters' regarding installation of solar and photovoltaic systems

June 2010

June 15, 2010 Important notice regarding advisory scope of work for the raceways and conduit system work in San Francisco County

February 2010

February 22, 2010 Advisory scope of work for the craft of sheet metal worker in Imperial and San Diego Counties regarding installation of solar and photovoltaic systems
February 22, 2010 Advisory scope of work for the craft of glaziers in Imperial and San Diego Counties regarding installation of solar and photovoltaic systems
February 22, 2010 Advisory scope of work for the craft of glaziers in Los Angeles County regarding installation of solar and photovoltaic systems
February 22, 2010 Advisory scope of work for the craft of plumbers in Imperial, Los Angeles, and San Diego Counties regarding installation of solar and photovoltaic systems
February 22, 2010 Advisory scope of work for the craft of laborers in San Diego County regarding installation of solar and photovoltaic systems
February 22, 2010 Advisory scope of work for the craft of teamster in Imperial and Los Angeles Counties regarding installation of solar and photovoltaic systems
February 22, 2010 Advisory scope of work for the craft of carpenter in Imperial and Los Angeles Counties regarding installation of solar and photovoltaic systems
February 22, 2010 Advisory scope of work for the craft of laborers in Imperial and Los Angeles Counties regarding installation of solar and photovoltaic systems
February 22, 2010 Advisory scope of work for the craft of iron worker in Imperial, Los Angeles, and San Diego Counties regarding installation of solar and photovoltaic systems

February 2009

February 22, 2009 Important notice regarding the general prevailing wage determinations for the craft of driver (on/off-hauling to/from construction site
January 26, 2009 Important notice regarding prevailing wage determinations for residential projects

July 2008

July 1, 2008 Important notice regarding the issuance and publication of the general prevailing wage apprentice schedules and apprentice wage rates

September 2007

September 4, 2007 Important notice regarding the department's decision to discontinue the use of precedent determinations

May 2007

May 10, 2007 Important notice regarding overtime on public works

February 2007

February 22, 2007 Important notice regarding determinations for metal roofing systems installer - pages 2J - 2J-15

April 2005

April 13, 2005 Enforcement of prevailing wage obligations for on-haul and off-haul trucking by owner-operators not employed by material suppliers

March 2003

March 11, 2003 Telecommunications technician scope of work

March 2002

March 4, 2002 Shift differential pay provisions

February 2002

February 8, 2002 Clarification of inspection and soils and materials testing

November 2001

November 5, 2001 Senate Bill 975

December 2019