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DEPT OF LABOR SEEKS KANSAS CONSTRUCTION COMPANIES TO SUBMIT DATA

“The Davis-Bacon and Related Acts directs the U.S. Department of Labor to set prevailing wage rates that reflect the actual wages and fringe benefits paid to construction workers in the county where the work takes place,” said Wage and Hour District Director Reed Trone in Kansas City, Kansas. “The more contractors and interested parties who participate, the more precise the department can be when it establishes prevailing wages and complete wage determinations.”

WICHITA, KANSAS- Prevailing wage determinations must be included in all federally financed or assisted construction projects subject to the Davis-Bacon and related Acts (DBRA) (WD). Typically, wages on the WD are determined by conducting surveys of ongoing or recently completed construction projects within a geographic area. WHD conducts surveys of construction projects that are currently under construction or have been completed within a specified survey time frame in order to collect specific wage data for the various classifications of workers found on construction projects. Federal and federally aided construction work is classified into four distinct categories for which WHD collects wage data and makes wage determinations:

PER DEPT OF LABOR:

US Department of Labor asks Kansas heavy construction industries to submit data to help establish accurate prevailing wage rates

WICHITA, KS– The U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division asks businesses in Kansas’ heavy construction industries to complete surveys to help the agency establish accurate prevailing wage rates, as required under the Davis-Bacon and Related Acts. Not limited to federally funded construction projects, the survey includes active heavy construction projects that took place in any of Kansas’ metropolitan counties between Jan. 1, 2020 and Dec. 31, 2020.

“The Davis-Bacon and Related Acts directs the U.S. Department of Labor to set prevailing wage rates that reflect the actual wages and fringe benefits paid to construction workers in the county where the work takes place,” said Wage and Hour District Director Reed Trone in Kansas City, Kansas. “The more contractors and interested parties who participate, the more precise the department can be when it establishes prevailing wages and complete wage determinations.”

The division will send notification letters and WD-10 data collection forms to contractors and interested parties known to the agency. To be included, postmark all forms by Oct. 22, 2021 or complete the survey online.

If you would like to participate or have questions regarding the survey process and forms, contact Janetlee Kernats at 312-596-7214 or Kernats.Janetlee@dol.gov.

 

Determining Wage Rates
Survey Types
Building

Building

Includes sheltered enclosures with walk-in access for the purpose of housing, persons, machinery, or supplies

Residential

Residential

Includes construction, alteration or repair of single family houses or apartment buildings of no more than four stories in height

Highway

Highway

Includes roads, streets, runways, highways or other similar projects

Heavy

Heavy

Is a catch-all grouping that includes projects not properly classified under the other three types of construction

 

All Agency Memoranda (AAM) 130 and 131 collectively establish guidelines and provide detailed information regarding the four types of construction. WHD gathers wage rate data and issues wage determinations for these four types of construction.

AAM No. 213: Application of the Davis-Bacon and Related Acts requirement that wage rates for additional classifications, when “conformed” to an existing wage determination, bear a “reasonable relationship” to the wage rates in that wage determination

For more information on the wage survey process, click here.

 

Source DOL
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