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Wage and Hour Division (WHD)

Davis-Bacon and Related Acts Frequently Asked Questions

IV. Davis-Bacon Wage Surveys


Do I report forepersons and/or apprentices?

You should report any foreperson who is performing manual labor on the project more than 20 percent of the time. Forepersons who do not spend more than 20 percent of their time performing manual labor on the site of the work do not need to be reported. Those employees in a bona fide apprenticeship program also do not need to be reported for the survey. WHD does not issue wage rates for forepersons or apprentices.