Office of Civil Rights - Labor Compliance


BART’s Labor Compliance Unit (LCU) within the Office of Civil Rights (OCR) ensures ​that prime contractors, subcontractors and professional services firms on public works construction projects strictly adhere to Federal and State prevailing wage guidelines by collecting, monitoring and documenting certified payroll reports (CPR), verifying accuracy through site visits and worker interviews, and initiating the enforcement process in the event of violations.
 
California Labor Code §1726 requires that BART take cognizance of prevailing wage violations, and when BART identifies possible violations it can then formally notify the State of California's Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) who may impose penalties and recover back wages​​ through the withholding of contract payments. ​

A worker uses a saw at a BART construction project


Workers

Do you have questions about Prevailing Wage on Public Works projects?
Contact BART’s Labor Compliance Unit Hotline
(510) 287-4993
 
Workers on BART Public Works projects can submit a Worker Complaint Form to notify BART's Labor Compliance Unit of potential prevailing wage violations.
 
Download BART’s Labor Compliance Information Card for Workers
 
State of California Department of Industrial Relations Prevailing Wage Determinations
 

Contractors

All workers employed on public works projects must be paid the prevailing wage rate as determined by the Director of the Department of Industrial Relations, depending on the location of the project and type of work performed.

BART Fact Sheets for Contractors
 
Helpful Links
 
Certified Payroll Reports
Contractors on BART public works projects submit electronic Certified Payroll Reports (CPRs) through Elation Systems
Additionally, contractors are required to submit CPRs to the California State Department of Industrial Relations.
 
SB 854 Public Works Contractor Registration Information
All contractors and subcontractors who bid or work on a public works project must register and pay an annual fee to the California Department of Industrial Relations. (SB 854)

Project Stabilization Agreements (PSAs)

Several BART public works projects are governed by Project Stabilization Agreements (PSA). Each PSA carries specific requirements and goals. The three current PSAs are listed below, along with pertinent fact sheets and forms.

Major Projects PSA
 
Workforce Documents
 
Pre-Job Conference Documents
 
Hayward Maintenance Complex PSA
 
eBART PSA

Schedule A's - Collective Bargaining Agreements

The following is a list of Collective Bargaining Agreements (or Schedule A's) from the San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District's signatory unions to the Major Projects Project Stabilization Agreement. BART requests updated CBAs from signatory unions on a regular basis and updates to this section will be provided as additional information is received. If you have updated information to provide, please contact us at laborcompliance@bart.gov