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News Release

US Labor Department extends wage survey of building, heavy construction industries in New Hampshire

Participation urged to help ensure accurate reflection of state wage rates

PHILADELPHIA – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division is conducting a Building and Heavy construction survey statewide in New Hampshire. The information collected will help establish prevailing wage rates, as required under the Davis-Bacon and Related Acts.

The division is collecting data on all building and heavy construction projects in New Hampshire active from April 1, 2014 to March 31, 2015. The agency has extended the deadline for submitting information for the survey to March 18, 2016. After reviewing the information submitted to date, the division has determined that providing additional time to collect more data would promote the overall quality of wage rates. 

“Participation in this survey by contractors and other interested parties is crucial to the process. Davis-Bacon prevailing wage rates should reflect the wages and fringe benefits being paid to construction workers in the county where the work is being performed. This can only happen with full participation by New Hampshire’s construction industry community,” said Mark Watson, the Wage and Hour Division’s regional administrator.

Low participation leads to wage rates that do not reflect actual wages, as well as incomplete wage determinations leading to an increase in requests for additional classifications. Wage data should be submitted for all projects meeting the criteria, regardless of how they are funded.

Notification letters and “WD-10” data collection forms were sent previously to all interested parties and contractors of which the Wage and Hour Division is aware. Participants must submit their data postmarked or submitted electronically by March 18, 2016 to be included in the survey. To complete the survey electronically, visit

You do not need a letter to answer the survey.  If you would like to participate, or have questions regarding the survey process and forms, contact Ellen Hill at 267-687-4031.

Wage and Hour Division
February 24, 2016
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Media Contact: Ted Fitzgerald