US Labor Department conducting survey of Vermont construction projects to help ensure accurate reflection of wage rates
PHILADELPHIA – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division is conducting a construction survey in Vermont 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, heavy construction and highway construction projects in the state that occurred between Feb. 1, 2016, and Jan. 31, 2017. 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 Vermont,” 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 Oct. 31, 2017, to be included. To complete the survey electronically, visit www.dol.gov/whd/programs/dbra/wd10/index.htm
Contractors do not need to receive a letter to answer the survey. To participate or ask questions regarding the survey process or completing the WD-10 form, contact William E. Schweizer at 267-687-4031.