U.S. Department of Labor Urges Utah’s Heavy Construction Employers To Complete Survey to Ensure Accurate Prevailing Wages
SALT LAKE CITY, UT – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) urges heavy construction employers in 10 metropolitan Utah counties to participate in a wage survey to help establish prevailing wage rates as required under the Davis-Bacon and Related Acts.
WHD is collecting data on wages paid to workers on all heavy construction projects active from Aug. 1, 2016, through Sept. 30, 2017. The survey is not limited to federally funded projects.
“Contractor and interested party participation in this survey is crucial to the process. The Davis-Bacon prevailing wage rates are most effective when they reflect the wages and fringe benefits paid to construction workers in the county in which they work. We need the full participation of Utah’s construction industry to succeed in this effort,” said Betty Campbell, Wage and Hour Division Southwest Regional Administrator.
Without a high level of survey participation, the state’s wage rates will not reflect actual wages - preventing accurate wage determinations and leading to increased requests for additional classifications. Wage data should be submitted for all projects meeting the criteria, regardless of how they are funded. The 10 counties included in the survey are: Salt Lake, Tooele, Box Elder, Davis, Morgan, Weber, Cache, Juab, Utah, and Washington.
WHD is sending notification letters and “WD-10” data collection forms to interested parties and contractors of which it is aware. Employers do not have to receive a letter to participate in the survey. Participants may also complete the survey online. All responses must be postmarked by Aug. 31, 2018, to be included.
If you would like to participate, or have questions regarding the survey process and forms contact Craig L. Jackson at (214) 749-2021.