How do “prevailing wage law” requirements affect payments to suppliers?

For certain large construction projects, state law requires that the university obtain certification from vendors that their employees working on the project have been paid a designated fair market, or “prevailing” wage level. To support compliance, effective January, 2010, vendor invoices for projects which meet prevailing wage requirements will workflow to the Prevailing Wage Coordinator in FOD in addition to standard workflow for departmental approval. Each invoice will remain in ‘pending’ status and will not be released for payment until approved by both a designated departmental approver and the Prevailing Wage Coordinator. This could potentially affect timing of payments for suppliers subject to prevailing wage requirements. For further information on prevailing wage, please refer to the FOD website or contact the Prevailing Wage Coordinator at 614-292-0174 or e-mail at

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