Hello, We've historically cut joint checks for any conditional waivers that a subcontractor provides for its sub-tier subcontractors/suppliers in a given billing period. We currently collect a list of sub-tier subs/suppliers at the beginning of a project and add to the list as they become known to us (typically via preliminary notices or notification by our field personnel). Through the rise of waiver/payment services such as Levelset, I've been introduced to the concept of a sworn statement document being provided by the subcontractor each billing period to capture the amounts owed to sub-tier subs/suppliers. Joint checks have always been a point of contention with subcontractors and they also create difficulties with the move towards utilizing electronic payment methods. Add in the reduced security in recent years with the increase in ATM and mobile deposit use (we've had subcontractors mobile deposit a joint check directly into their own account with no issue) and it just seems like there needs to be a better way. How well does collecting sworn statements each period, backed up by waivers from each listed sub-tier sub/supplier, protect us? Compared to the use of joint checks? We primarily operate in Arizona. Thank you.