DOL Proposes Changes to Davis-Bacon Wage Survey Report Form

The U.S. Department of Labor is proposing changes to its “WD-10 Davis Bacon Wage Survey Report of Construction Contractor’s Wage Rates” form to help improve collection of data for determining prevailing wage rates.

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) has announced a notice of proposed revision to the “WD-10 Davis Bacon Wage Survey Report of Construction Contractor’s Wage Rates” form. WHD is proposing changes to the WD-10 in effort to improve the overall efficiency of the Davis-Bacon and Related Acts (DBRA) survey process. The proposed changes intend to streamline the collection of data required for the survey and make the collection less burdensome for respondents. The proposed revision rearranges questions and data requests to enable respondents to more quickly gather and report information.

WHD is also proposing to add a new WD-10A collection instrument, which is an optional companion form to the revised WD-10 form. This new form will primarily be used pre-survey in attempt to identify potential respondents that performed construction work within the survey period in the survey area so that WHD can more effectively solicit survey participation.

Additional Information:

The WHD is soliciting comments on the proposed revision and AGC is currently gathering input. AGC also has several resources for members on the survey process and importance, such as a white paper on “Impacting Davis-Bacon Wage Determinations and the Construction Contractors Guide to Completing a Davis-Bacon Wage Survey: Why YOU Should Participate & How.” For these and other AGC resources on the Davis-Bacon and Related Acts, visit AGC’s Labor & HR Topical Resources library and select “Wages and Benefits” as the main category and “Davis-Bacon Act” as the subcategory. You must be logged in as an AGC member to access all the materials.

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