U.S. Department of Labor

03/08/2018 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 03/08/2018 16:55

U.S. Department of Labor Conducting Wage Survey in Georgia Of Workers Engaged in Building and Heavy Construction Projects

ATLANTA, GA - The U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division is conducting a survey of wages paid to workers in 74 metropolitan Georgia counties on all active building and heavy construction projects to establish prevailing wage rates required under the Davis-Bacon and Related Acts (DBRA).

The Division seeks data from employers and interested parties on wages paid to building and heavy construction workers from Nov. 1, 2016, through Oct. 31, 2017. This survey is not limited to federally funded construction projects. See a map of counties included in the survey.

'Davis-Bacon prevailing wage rates should reflect the actual wages and fringe benefits paid to construction workers where the work takes place,' said Wayne Kotowski, Wage and Hour Division Regional Administrator. 'The U.S. Department of Labor can accomplish this only with strong participation by the construction industry communities in these 74 Georgia counties.'

Without significant employer participation, wage rates may not reflect actual wages or create incomplete wage determinations, which lead to more requests for further classifications. Wage data should be submitted for all projects meeting the criteria, regardless of funding sources.

Notification letters and 'WD-10' data collection forms are being sent to interested parties and contractors known to the Wage and Hour Division by mid-March, yet all that meet the criteria are invited to participate. Data must be postmarked by Sept. 30, 2018, to be included in the survey. Complete the survey electronically.

For questions regarding the survey process, including how to participate, contact Kim Chu, Supervisory Wage Analyst for the Southeast Wage Determinations Survey Branch of the Wage and Hour Division, at (678) 237-0488.