Newsline No.: 2016-04 Date: January 21, 2016 DIR Notice to Public Works Contractors and Subcontractors: eCPR System on Hold Pending Upgrades The Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) has posted a notice informing contractors and subcontractors that enforcement of the requirement to post payroll online using its electronic certified payroll reporting (eCPR) system is temporarily on hold. Contractors and subcontractors will not be required to submit certified payroll records (CPRs) into DIR’s eCPR system until the online system is upgraded. The upgrades, which are slated for completion by June 2016, will allow contractors and subcontractors to more easily submit CPRs. Awarding bodies must still ensure that contractors and subcontractors are registered under DIR’s public works contractor registration system, and that they comply with all other prevailing wage laws including, but not limited to, the reporting of CPRs. DIR has additional compliance information on its Public Works page. The public works community is also invited to subscribe to email alerts on public works topics, DIR’s press releases and other departmental updates. DIR protects and improves the health, safety and economic well-being of over 18 million wage earners, and helps their employers comply with state labor laws. DIR’s Division of Labor Standards Enforcement (DLSE), also known as the Labor Commissioner’s Office, enforces prevailing wage rates and apprenticeship standards in public works projects, inspects workplaces for wage and hour violations, adjudicates wage claims, investigates retaliation complaints, issues licenses and registrations for businesses and educates the public about labor laws.