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Date:  September 13, 2011

Contact:  Laura McGinnis

Phone:  (202) 693-4653

U.S. Department of Labor
Wage and Hour Division
Release Number: 11-1171-NAT

US Department of Labor to host prevailing wage conference for government contracting officials via webcast Oct. 4 and 5

Conference will provide Davis-Bacon and Service Contract Act compliance assistance

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division will host a free online conference for federal, state and local contracting officials to provide information on federal rules concerning prevailing wages and other labor law requirements. The conference will be webcast live from 10 a.m. — 3 p.m. EDT on both Tuesday, Oct. 4, and Wednesday, Oct. 5.

Wage and Hour Division staff and federal partners will cover Davis-Bacon Act and McNamara-O'Hara Service Contract Act compliance principles; the process of obtaining wage determinations and adding classifications; compliance and enforcement processes; and the process for appealing wage rates, coverage and compliance determinations. The Oct. 4 session will focus on Davis-Bacon, and the Oct. 5 session will focus on the SCA.

To participate in the online conference, contracting officials should send the following information to name, title, organization, session(s) of choice and email address.

For more information on the federal prevailing wage statutes and other laws administered by the Wage and Hour Division, call its toll-free helpline at 866-4US-WAGE (487-9243) or visit its Web pages at The section available by clicking "ARRA Information," which features information related to the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, offers many of the division's most recently developed compliance assistance materials.

The conference is open to the press. Media planning to cover it should notify Laura McGinnis in the Labor Department's Office of Public Affairs using the contact information above.


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