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WHD News Release: [06/12/2012]
Contact Name: Sonia Melendez or Joshua R. Lamont
Phone Number: (202) 693-4672 or x4661
Release Number: 12-0594-NAT

US Department of Labor to offer free trainings on prevailing wage requirements for federal contracts

Trainings to be held in Los Angeles, Miami, Philadelphia and Seattle

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division today announced that it will host four free trainings throughout the United States to provide outreach on the rules concerning prevailing wage requirements under the Davis-Bacon Act, the McNamara-O'Hara Service Contract Act and the labor standards provisions of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.

"The Wage and Hour Division is committed to ensuring that our stakeholders — including contractors, contracting officials, unions, workers and other interested parties — understand the wage and fringe benefit requirements that apply to federal and federally assisted contracts," said Nancy J. Leppink, acting administrator of the division. "We are pleased to provide the contracting community with these free prevailing wage trainings that are a key component of the division's ongoing efforts to foster good jobs through increased awareness and enhanced compliance of federal prevailing wage requirements."

The training schedule is as follows:

  • Los Angeles, Calif. on July 24-26
  • Miami, Fla. on July 31-Aug. 2
  • Philadelphia, Pa. on July 10-12
  • Seattle, Wash. on Aug. 7-9

Space at the trainings is limited. To attend one, send an email to whdpwc@dol.gov that includes the participant's name, title, organization and email address, as well as the location of the training. Upon receipt of this information, a Labor Department representative will advise whether the request can be accommodated.

For more information regarding the upcoming prevailing wage conferences, as well as information on the DBA, SCA and the Recovery Act, visit http://www.dol.gov/whd/govcontracts/ or call the Wage and Hour Division's toll-free helpline at 866-4US-WAGE (487-9243).