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News Release

US Labor Department conducting wage survey of Connecticut building construction projects to ensure workers receive proper wages

Industry participation urged to help ensure accurate reflection of wage rates

PHILADELPHIA – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division is conducting a building construction survey in Connecticut to collect data on wages paid to workers to help establish prevailing wage rates, as required under the Davis-Bacon and Related Acts.

The survey includes wages paid on all building construction projects between April 1, 2015 and March 31, 2016. It is not limited to federally funded construction projects.

“Davis-Bacon prevailing wage rates should reflect the actual wages and fringe benefits paid to construction workers in the locations where the work takes place. This can only happen with full participation by the construction industry community in the state of Connecticut,” said Mark Watson, the division’s regional administrator for the Northeast. “Participation by contractors and interested parties is crucial. Low response can lead to wage rates that do not reflect wages and incomplete wage determinations, which leads to an increase in requests for additional classifications.”

Notification letters and data collection forms, known as WD-10s, are being sent to interested parties and contractors known to the division. Data must be postmarked by Jan. 31, 2017, to be included. 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 or completing the WD-10 form, contact William E. Schweizer at 267-687-4031.

Wage and Hour Division
October 19, 2016
Release Number
Contact: James C. Lally
Phone Number
Contact: Ted Fitzgerald