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News Release

US Department of Labor conducting wage survey of Alaska’s residential construction industries to establish prevailing wages

Participation urged to help accurately reflect state’s labor wage rates

SAN FRANCISCO – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division is conducting a residential construction survey in the state of Alaska. The division is currently collecting data on all residential construction projects active between July 1, 2015 and June 30, 2016 statewide. The survey is not limited only to federally funded construction projects. The division will use the information provided to establish prevailing wage rates required under the federal Davis Bacon and Related Acts.

“Participation by contractors and interested parties in this survey is crucial to the process,” said Ruben Rosalez, the division’s regional administrator for the West. “Davis Bacon prevailing wage rates should reflect the wages and fringe benefits paid to construction workers in the counties in which they are working. Accurate wages can only be determined with full participation by Alaska’s construction industry community. A lack of participation leads to wage rates that do not reflect ‘your’ wages, as well as incomplete wage determinations – which lead to increased requests for additional classifications.”

Notification letters and “WD-10” data collection forms are being sent to interested parties and contractors known to the Wage and Hour Division. Participants’ responses must be postmarked by March 3, 2017, to be included. To complete the survey electronically, visit

You do not need to receive a letter to answer the survey. If you would like to participate, or have questions regarding the survey process and forms, contact Luis Cabuhat at (415)241-3538 or Rose Huynh at (415)241-3539.

Wage and Hour Division
October 17, 2016
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Media Contact: Leo Kay
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Media Contact: Jose Carnevali