U.S. Labor Department Conducting Wage Survey in North Dakota
DENVER, CO – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division is conducting a statewide survey of wages paid to workers on heavy construction projects in North Dakota to establish prevailing wage rates required under the Davis-Bacon and Related Acts (DBRA).
The agency is seeking data from employers and interested parties on wages paid to workers on all active heavy construction projects in North Dakota from June 1, 2016, through May 31, 2017. The survey is not limited to federal or federally funded construction projects.
“An accurate and complete wage determination that reflects the wages and fringe benefits being paid to heavy construction employees in the county where the work is performed helps ensure workers receive the proper wages and benefits,” said Southwest Regional Wage and Hour Administrator Betty Campbell. “Participating in the survey leads to accurate wage determinations and levels the playing field for all contractors bidding on federally funded projects.”
Without significant contractor and interested party participation, DBRA wage determinations may not precisely reflect locally prevailing wages and may be incomplete, which can lead to contract-specific requests to add missing classifications. Davis-Bacon prevailing wage rates should reflect the wages and fringe benefits being paid to workers in the county where the work is being performed.
Notification letters and data collection forms (WD-10s) are being sent to all interested parties and contractors of which the Wage and Hour Division is aware. Data must be postmarked by March 30, 2018, in order to be considered. If you would like to receive a notification letter, please contact Craig L. Jackson at (214) 749-2021. You also may complete the North Dakota Wage Survey online.
The electronic data collection form, information regarding the Davis-Bacon survey program and instructions for completing this form are also available at this web site.
If you have any questions relating to the survey process and or the completion of the WD-10 form, please contact Craig L. Jackson at (214) 749-2021.
For more information about the DBRA and other federal wage laws, contact the Wage and Hour Division’s toll-free helpline at 866-4US-WAGE (487-9243). Information is also available at http://www.dol.gov/whd.