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Prevailing Wage Projects

Effective August 2015, the University requires all private construction contractors to follow public works law and pay their workers prevailing wages when working on a project funded by a public entity.  The University must report prevailing wage projects with the State of California, Department of Industrial Relations and obtain a project number before commencing work.

Prevailing wages are due, in most instances, if the project costs are more than $1,000, and involves new construction, alteration, demolition, installation, repair and maintenance.  In addition, incorporates the installation of equipment that requires specialized trade skills, such as electrician, plumber, carpenter, etc.  Other classifications include but not limited to, moving services, furniture assembly/installation, and wall attachment. 

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