WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division is asking Maine’s building construction industry to participate in a survey to help the agency establish prevailing wage rates, as required under the Davis-Bacon and Related Acts (DBRA).

Not limited to federally funded construction projects, the survey includes active building construction projects in all metropolitan counties in Maine between March 1, 2021 and April 30, 2022.

The DBRA directs the department 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. The department encourages all stakeholders to participate in the survey. Full participation by contractors and interested parties is key to the establishment of accurate prevailing wages and the development of complete wage determinations. Accurate wages and complete determinations also reduce the need for contractors to request additional labor classifications.

The division will send notification letters and WD-10 data collection forms to interested parties and contractors known to the agency. To be included, please postmark all data submissions by Oct. 14, 2022. Contractors and other interested parties do not need to receive a letter to participate in the survey. The survey can also be completed online. Learn more about the surveys. If you would like to participate, or have questions regarding the survey process and forms, please contact LaDonna Vick at vick.ladonna@dol.gov.

The division will host briefings to provide information on the survey process as well as instructions for completing WD-10 data collection forms. These events will be held online and there is no cost to attend. They are currently scheduled for July 12 and July 14, 2022. Register to attend an upcoming briefing. 


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