US Labor Department urges residential construction companies in Oklahoma to complete prevailing wage survey
OKLAHOMA CITY – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division is conducting a survey of residential construction projects in metropolitan Oklahoma counties to help establish prevailing wage rates as required under the Davis-Bacon and Related Acts.
The division is collecting data on wages paid to workers on all residential construction projects statewide from Oct. 1, 2015, to Jan. 31, 2017. The survey is not limited to federally funded projects.
“Participation in the survey is crucial to the process, and should reflect the wages and fringe benefits paid to construction workers in the county where they work. We need the full participation of Oklahoma’s construction industry community,” said Betty Campbell, the Wage and Hour Division’s Southwest regional administrator.
Without a high level of survey participation, the state’s wage rates will not reflect actual wages and will prevent proper and accurate wage determinations from being created, 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.
The 18 counties covered in the survey are: Canadian, Cleveland, Comanche, Cotton, Creek, Grady, Le Flore, Lincoln, Logan, McClain, Oklahoma, Okmulgee, Osage, Pawnee, Rogers, Sequoyah, Tulsa and Wagoner.
The division urges industry employers to participate to ensure Davis Bacon wage rates and fringe benefits represent a truly prevailing wage. Your participation makes a difference.
The division is sending notification letters and “WD-10” data collection forms to interested parties and contractors of which it is aware. Data must be postmarked by Nov. 3, 2017, to be included in the survey. Participants may also complete the survey online at http://www.dol.gov/whd/programs/dbra/wd10/index.htm.
Contractors do not need to receive a letter to participate in the survey. To participate or ask questions regarding the survey process and forms, contact Craig L. Jackson at (214) 749-2021.