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

Victoria Hassid
Deputy Director of Legislation and Policy
Vhassid@dir.ca.gov
(510) 286-7087

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

Legislative Reports

October 2018

October 22, 2018 Correction Notice for the Craft of Laborer in Southern California Counties (excluding San Diego County)
October 22, 2018 Correction Notice for the Craft of Operating Engineer Group 3, 4, 8, 12 in Southern California Counties (excluding San Diego County)
October 22, 2018 Correction Notice for the Craft of Operating Engineer in Southern California Counties (excluding San Diego County)
October 17, 2018 Modification Notice for the Craft/Classifications of Plumber: Landscape Assistant Journeyman/Landscape Tradesman I & II in Various Northern California Counties
October 16, 2018 Correction Notice for the Craft/Classification of Pile Driver (Carpenter)/Diver's Tender and Diver (Standby) in Northern California Counties

September 2018

September 20, 2018 Correction Notice for the Craft/Classification(s) of Roofer and Roofer: Pitch Work in Imperial and San Diego Counties
September 19, 2018 Correction Notice for the Craft/Classification of Laborer Related Classifications: Construction Specialist (Area 1) in Northern California Counties
September 18, 2018 Correction Notice for the Craft of Bridge Builder/Highway Carpenter (Special Single Shift) in Northern California Counties
September 18, 2018 Correction Notice for the Craft: Fire Safety and Miscellaneous Sealing (Shift) Classifications: Asbestos Worker: Fire Safety Technician – Class IV (6001 or more hrs) and Plumber: Fire Safety Technician – Class IV (6001 or more hrs) in Southern California Counties including San Diego
September 10, 2018 Correction Notice for the Craft/Classification Steel Erector and Fabricator (Operating Engineer-Heavy and Highway Work) in Northern California Counties
September 10, 2018 Correction Notice for the Craft/Classification Metal Roofing Systems Installer in Alameda, Contra Costa, Mendocino, and Solano Counties
September 5, 2018 Correction Notice for the Craft/Classification Fire Safety and Miscellaneous Sealing/ Asbestos Worker: Fire Safety Technician – Class I (0-2000 hrs) in Southern California Counties including San Diego

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 2012 Important notice regarding the apprentice prevailing wage rates

September 2011

September 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, 2010 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

October 2018