USDOL Conducting Wage Survey of PR/ USVI Construction Projects

U.S. Department of Labor

The U. S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) is conducting a survey of all building, highway, residential and heavy construction projects active in the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico that occurred between July 1, 2017, and December 31, 2018. The purpose is to establish prevailing wage rates as required under the Davis Bacon and Related Acts (DBRA). This survey is not limited to federally funded construction projects.

“Participation in the survey by contractors and other interested parties is crucial to the wage-setting process. Davis-Bacon prevailing wage rates should reflect the actual wages and fringe benefits paid to construction workers in the local subdivision where the work takes place,” said Wage and Hour Division Northeast Deputy Regional Administrator Maria Rosado. “Full participation will allow us to provide accurate prevailing wages and to create a complete wage determination which, in turn, will reduce the need for contractors to request additional classifications.”

WHD is sending notification letters and data collection forms (WD-10s) to all interested parties and contractors of which the Wage and Hour Division is aware. Individuals do not have to receive a letter to participate in the survey.

If an individual would like to receive a letter, contact Angel A. Aguero at (267) 687-4059. Data must be postmarked by Sept. 3, 2019, to be included in the survey. They may also participate in this survey electronically at www.dol.gov/whd/programs/dbra/wd10/index.htm.

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