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News Release

U.S. Department of Labor Surveying Construction Wages in Rural New York

PHILADELPHIA, PA – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division is conducting a construction survey in 24 New York counties 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 that occurred between June 1, 2016, and May 31, 2017, in the following counties: Allegany, Cattaraugus, Cayuga, Chenango, Chautauqua, Clinton, Columbia, Cortland, Delaware, Essex, Franklin, Fulton, Genesee, Greene, Hamilton, Lewis, Montgomery, Otsego, Schuyler, Seneca, Steuben, St. Lawrence, Sullivan, and Wyoming. It is not limited to federal or 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 these 24 New York counties,” said the Division’s Northeast Regional Administrator Mark Watson. “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 March 25, 2018, to be included. You may also complete the survey online.

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 or completing the WD-10 form, contact William E. Schweizer at 267-687-4031.

Wage and Hour Division
October 19, 2017
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Media Contact: James C. Lally
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Media Contact: Leni Fortson