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Labor Compliance

Civil Rights Labor (CRL) Training

E-learning tools

Log into MnDOT’s CRL Interactive E-Learning Tool to develop your knowledge and understanding of the CRL system. The interactive exercises and references materials will walk you through the step by step processes for electronic Certified Payroll, Prompt Payment, and the Bidder/Quoter. It will explain your Role in each of these three processes through six self-directed interactive lessons with various topics listed under the Topic Menu.

How do I enter/submit payrolls?

  • Log into wT Civil Rights Labor application to get into CRL
  • Obtain your Login ID: User Name and Password  for the wT Civil Right & Labor application. Use the Login ID guided manual (PDF) for steps on creating your Login ID.
  • Use payroll spreadsheet (XLS, .1 MB) for MnDOT contracts specifically. Do not use the "general-purpose version of the payroll spreadsheet" on the Cloverleaf website under the spreadsheet conversion tool link below. The form is supported on 2007 or newer Microsoft Excel and the zoom feature will increase the form size. (Updated 5/21/14)
  • Use spreadsheet conversion tool to convert the spreadsheet to XML format — converter is located at the bottom of the tool link page. (Do not use the "general-purpose version of the payroll spreadsheet" on that website.)
  • Use XML resource kit which allows contractors to work with their payroll vendors to export payrolls to XML format. Provides all required schemas to allow conversion to XML format.
  • Look up all system job classifications (XLS, .1 MB) to be used on MnDOT projects. This is the second tab on the payroll spreadsheet. This will house all job classifications associated with MnDOT projects.
  • CRL support contacts (PDF, .1 MB) are your first line of contacts when you have issues with your CRL payroll process. Contact the person in the MnDOT District Office (Map, PDF, 1 MB) where the project is located.

Reference materials



Vendor resources

  • MnDOT – Contract Project ID Look-up helps contractors identify the required Project IDs associated to a contract to properly submit electronic certified payrolls into the CRL system. Project IDs are associated to the State Project Numbers (SP numbers) on the proposal cover page. There are two ways to look up the ID either with the contract number or with the SP number. 
  • Contractor (Vendor) Lookup System helps MnDOT contractors search for vendors, subcontractors and suppliers to ensure that they are in our system.
  • Vendor form is for contractors, suppliers and trucking companies to submit new and current vendor information to MnDOT.

About CRL

All MnDOT construction contracts advertised after July 1, 2013 go through the CRL system.

The system manages the department’s Civil Right requirement and provides contract electronic access to submit the Certified Payrolls, Bidder/Quoters, and Prompt Payment reports. It provides a faster, easier, and more accurate way for contractors to meet government reporting requirements.

In February 2014, the system was rebranded to Civil Rights & Labor (CRL) from CRLMS.