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

August 2020

August 10, 2020 Correction Notice for the Craft/Classification of Electrician: Cable Splicer (2nd and 3rd Shifts) in San Mateo County

July 2020

July 31, 2020 Correction Notice for the Craft/Classification of Electrician: Inside Wireman, Technician (2nd and 3rd Shifts) in San Mateo County
July 31, 2020 Modification Notice for the Craft/Classifications of Plumber, Industrial and General Pipefitter (All Shifts); Plumber, Refrigeration Fitter Service/Repair (All Shifts) in Kern, Inyo, and Mono Counties
July 31, 2020 Modification Notice for the Craft/Classifications of Drywall Installer/Lather (Carpenter): Drywall Installer/Lather and Stocker, Scrapper (2nd and 3rd Shifts) in 46 Northern California Counties
July 24, 2020 Interim Determination for the Craft(s)/Classification(s) of Terrazzo Worker and Terrazo Finisher (All Shifts) in Northern California Counties
July 8, 2020 Correction Notice for the Craft/Classification of Electrician: Sound and Signal Technician (All Shifts) in Imperial and San Diego Counties

June 2020

June 24, 2020 Summary of Important Notices Concerning Burglar Alarm and Fire Alarm Installation
June 9, 2020 Correction Notice for the Craft/Classification of Building/Construction Inspector and Field Soils and Material Tester (Special Shift) - Group 2 in San Diego County

March 2020

March 10, 2020 Interim Determination for the Craft/Classifications of Roofer: Roofer and Pitch Work in Imperial and San Diego Counties
March 3, 2020 Correction Notice for the Crafts of Water Well Driller: Helper in Butte, Contra Costa, Del Norte, Humboldt, Lake, Marin, Mendocino, Napa, Nevada, Sacramento, San Joaquin, Solano, Sonoma, and Yolo Counties and Field Surveyor: Instrumentman and Chainman/Rodman in Glenn, Lassen, Modoc, Plumas, and Sierra Counties

December 2019

December 30, 2019 California Minimum Wage Effective January 1, 2020

March 2020