News Release

U.S. Labor Department Conducting Survey of Workers’ Wages on Tennessee Building Construction Projects

ATLANTA, GA – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division is conducting a statewide survey of wages paid to workers in Tennessee on all active building construction projects to establish prevailing wage rates required under the Davis-Bacon and Related Acts.

The agency is seeking data from employers on wages paid to building construction workers throughout the state from April 1, 2016, to March 31, 2017. This survey is not limited to federally funded construction projects. 

“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 survey relies on the full participation of the Tennessee construction industry,” said Wage and Hour Division Regional Administrator Wayne Kotowski.

Without significant employer participation, wage rates may not reflect actual wages or may lead to incomplete wage determinations, which then lead to more requests for further classifications.

Notification letters and “WD-10” data collection forms are being sent to interested parties and contractors known to the Wage and Hour Division on August 25, 2017.  Data must be postmarked by February 28, 2018, to be included in the survey. Complete the survey electronically.

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 Kim Chu at 678-237-0488.

Release Date
September 8, 2017
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