Minnesota Department of Transportation

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About CRLMS

MnDOT has gone live with the system for all MnDOT construction contracts advertised after July 1, 2013

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.

After February 2014, the system will be rebranded to Civil Rights & Labor (CRL) from CRLMS.

How do I enter/submit payrolls?

  • Log into wT Civil Rights Labor application to get into CRLMS
  • Obtain your Login ID: User Name and Password  for the wT Civil Right & Labor application from this website. The guided Manual for the step by step process to create your Login IDs is located under the “Reference Material” section titled “MnDOT AASHTOWare Project CRL Self-Service Login ID”.
  • Use Civil Rights Labor payroll spreadsheet (XLS, .1 MB) for MnDOT contracts specifically. Do not use the "general-purpose version of the payroll spreadsheet" on the Cloverleaf website. The form is supported on 2007 or newer Microsoft Excel and the zoom feature will increase the form size.(updated 11/14/13)
  • Use Civil Rights Labor spreadsheet conversion tool to convert the spreadsheet to XML format, Converter located on the bottom of the attached link. (Do not use the "general-purpose version of the payroll spreadsheet" on that website)
  • Use Civil Rights Labor 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 KB) 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.

E-learning tools

Below are interactive exercises and references that will walk you through the step by step process to develop your knowledge of the CRLMS or CRL program.

Several of these documents are very large. It's best to download them first before working in them. You will need Adobe Flash Player for the interactive exercises.

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.
  • 2013 CRLMS Training Attendees (PDF, .1 MB)
  • Vendor form is for contractors, suppliers and trucking companies to submit new and current vendor information to MnDOT.