DIR Registration Renewal Notice:
The San Diego Housing Commission (SDHC) requires that public works contractors performing on active SDHC contracts renew their registration with the California Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) for fiscal year July 1, 2023 to June 30, 2024. California law requires all public works contractors register with the DIR prior to bidding, being listed on a bid proposal, being awarded or engaging in the performance of any public works contract. To register or renew your registration, go to: www.dir.ca.gov/Public-Works/Contractor-Registration.html
Prime contractors on active SDHC contracts are responsible for ensuring that subcontractors renew their registrations.
Hud Maintenance Wage Rate Determination Memorandum
Effective July 1, 2023: New solicitations for routine maintenance, non‐routine maintenance and custodial services performed at the San Diego Housing Commission’s (SDHC) public housing properties will be subject to HUD‐determined prevailing wage rates. SDHC will amend existing contracts at the time of annual contract renewal to incorporate HUD‐determined prevailing wage rates. The complete memorandum is available at https://sdhc.org/mwd-notice-for-website-final-040123/
Prevailing Wage Training
The San Diego Housing Commission’s (SDHC) Labor Compliance Unit will host a series of training sessions about the prevailing wage that detail state and federal requirements and the process of working with the Labor Compliance Unit.
These one-hour informational sessions, hosted by an SDHC labor compliance analyst, are open to members of the public who pre-register to attend through Microsoft Teams.
These sessions are currently scheduled:
- April 18, 2023, at 10 a.m.
- May 15, 2023, at 1:30 p.m.
Please contact the SDHC Labor Compliance unit by email at LaborCompliance@sdhc.org with the date of the session you would like to attend to receive a link to the meeting.
The San Diego Housing Commission’s (SDHC) Labor Compliance Unit administers prevailing wage and apprentice utilization requirements for public works projects financed with state and federal funds.
Through its proactive outreach, training and technical assistance efforts, the SDHC Labor Compliance Unit ensures that SDHC and its contractors are aware of and comply with the appropriate federal and/or state requirements.
One-on-one technical assistance is available in addition to regularly scheduled training sessions. Please contact the SDHC Labor Compliance Unit for additional information: Call (619) 578-7763 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
To ensure that contractors follow prevailing wage law, when it applies, the SDHC Labor Compliance Unit:
- Monitors SDHC-awarded projects and maintenance contracts for overall compliance;
- Works collaboratively with SDHC departments
- Attends and presents information at pre-bid and pre-construction meetings
- Provides technical assistance, as needed;
- Reviews weekly certified payroll records;
- Monitors the utilization of apprentices (as applicable);
- Resolves classification/underpayment issues;
- Conducts on-site interviews; and
- Ensures contractors’ and subcontractors’ compliance with regulations.
Prior to the start of a construction/construction services project, SDHC holds a pre-construction meeting to discuss all aspects of the job with the prime contractor/developer. The SDHC Labor Compliance Unit attends and provides information to assist contractors with SDHC’s requirements.
Forms & Documents
Submit prior to starting work on-site:
Checklist Labor Law Requirements
Dispatch of an Apprentice – DAS142 Form
Division of Apprenticeship Standards – DAS140
Fringe Benefit Statement
Lists of Trades or Crafts
Project Contact Sheet
Submit weekly after work has begun:
Submit as applicable:
The following links provide additional information related to state and federal labor standards:
State General Prevailing Wage Determinations
Federal Davis-Bacon Act (DBA) Wage Determinations
HUD Maintenance Wage Rate Determination
California Department of Industrial Relations (DIR)
State Prevailing Wage Training and Tutorials
HUD Davis-Bacon Labor Standards: Contractor’s Guide to Prevailing Wage Requirements for Federally-Assisted Construction Projects
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Are all SDHC projects/contracts subject to prevailing wage requirements?
A: No. Prevailing wage determinations are dependent on the project/contract funding source, dollar amount, and scope of work.
Q: Are labor compliance forms required by SDHC for performing work on a prevailing wage project/contract?
A: Yes. Once a project/contract has been awarded, the SDHC Labor Compliance Unit will require the submission of all necessary forms prior to issuing a Notice to Proceed. All required forms and expectations will be discussed during a Pre-Construction meeting.