David Goldin
Chief Facilities Officer

SAN FRANCISCO UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT, 135 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94102


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Pursuant to California Labor Code Section 1773, the Director of the Department of Industrial Relations of the State of California has determined the generally prevailing rates of wages in the locality in which the Work is to be performed. Copies of these determinations, entitled "A PREVAILING WAGE SCALE" are maintained at the District's Contract Office, and are available to any interested party upon request. The Contractor awarded the Contract for the Work shall post a copy of all applicable prevailing wage rates for the Work at conspicuous locations at the Site of the Work. The Contractor and all Subcontractors performing any portion of the Work shall pay not less than the applicable prevailing wage rate for the classification of labor provided by their respective workers in prosecution and execution of the Work. This project is subject to the provisions of the Labor Compliance Program adopted by the San Francisco Unified School District.

Owner operators are individuals that own and operate their machines, and are not to be confused with operating engineers who operate machinery for their employers. Owner operators who are incorporated must submit their own certified payroll records that show amounts paid to owners in compliance with prevailing wage determinations. Unincorporated owner operators (sole proprietors) should be included in the certified payrolls of the contracting company showing amounts paid (as gross receipts) in compliance with prevailing wage determinations.


Prevailing Wage Scales can be found through the links below, in addition to other labor compliance information.


Please go to the following websites to look up the required prevailing wages determined by the bid advertisement date, as perl labor code section 1770 et seq., as well as other relevant information.
Links to DIR site:

Links to 2010-1 prevailing wage determinations:
Links to download reference material (2010-1 determinations):
Other useful relevant sites:
  • Pre-determined increases may apply for specific crafts with double asterisks (**) in applicable prevailing wage determinations
  • As of January 1, 2008, the ratio requirement for Roofers is as follows:
    • One (1) Journeyman to one (1) Apprentice
    • Excessive Apprentice hours by project completion may require reclassifying construction employees as Journeymen for a portion or all of the hours worked
  • Fire Alarm Installation needs to be completed by Inside Wiremen in San Francisco County
  • Second shift work may require higher prevailing wages than what is normally paid during regular daytime hours
  • Owner Operators and/or Lower Tier Subcontractors are not exempt from labor compliance requirements

Please contact the SFUSD LCP office by phone:  (415) 241-5578 x1656 or fax:  (415) 241-6699 for questions about the prevailing wage requirements for your project.

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