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U.S. Department of Labor Extends Deadline for Wage Survey of Building Construction Projects in Missouri’s Metropolitan Counties

ST. LOUIS, MO – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) is extending the deadline for contractors and other interested parties to submit data to complete a wage survey of building construction projects through June 30, 2020, in Missouri’s metropolitan counties. The survey is collecting data to establish prevailing wage rates, as required under the Davis-Bacon and Related Acts. It covers active building construction projects between July 1, 2018, and June 30, 2019. The survey is not limited to federally funded construction projects.

“Davis-Bacon prevailing wage rates should reflect the actual wages and fringe benefits paid to construction workers in the county where the work takes place,” said Daniel Simms, Wage and Hour Division’s Acting Associate Administrator for the Office of Enterprise Data and Analytics. “The U.S. Department of Labor needs the full participation of the Missouri construction industry community to set prevailing wage rates. Full participation by contractors and interested parties will allow us to provide accurate prevailing wages and to create complete wage determinations which, in turn, reduce the need for contractors to request additional classifications.” 

The Wage and Hour Division has sent notification letters and data collection forms (WD-10s) to interested parties and contractors of which it is aware. To complete the survey electronically, visit

You do not need a letter to answer the survey. If you would like to participate, or have questions regarding the survey process and forms, contact Alecia Upshaw at 312-596-7208.

WHD’s mission is to promote and achieve compliance with labor standards to protect and enhance the welfare of the nation’s workforce. WHD enforces federal minimum wage, overtime pay, recordkeeping and child labor requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act. WHD also enforces the Migrant and Seasonal Agricultural Worker Protection Act, the Employee Polygraph Protection Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, wage garnishment provisions of the Consumer Credit Protection Act, and a number of employment standards and worker protections as provided in several immigration related statutes. Additionally, WHD administers and enforces the prevailing wage requirements of the Davis-Bacon Act and the Service Contract Act and other statutes applicable to federal contracts for construction and for the provision of goods and services.

The mission of the Department of Labor is to foster, promote and develop the welfare of the wage earners, job seekers and retirees of the United States; improve working conditions; advance opportunities for profitable employment; and assure work-related benefits and rights.

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April 24, 2020
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