Search


WEBINARS

Why Alabama Merit Shop Contractors Should Participate in the Davis-Bacon Survey
Wednesday, August 5
3:00 pm
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Department of Labor Pre-Survey Briefing
Wednesday, August 26
9:00 am
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

CALL TO ACTION

Low Response to Ongoing Alabama Davis Bacon Wage Surveys


The US Department of Labor is halfway through their time frame for submital of the Alabama Building and Heavy Construction Wage Surveys.  To date only 496 responses have been submitted.  It is important that Alabama Contractors complete the WD-10 survey form online or postmark and mail by May 31, 2016. The DOL needs to receive 4000-6000 responses in order for the wage rates currently in place to be updated to reflect actual wages paid in Alabama.  Currently the published wage rates are 10 years old.
  
WHAT WE KNOW
  • The Department of Labor identified over 2,212 projects in Alabama
  • Over 5,394 Alabama Contractors were contacted about the survey only 496 surveys have been submitted
  • The Department of Labor will be contacting sub-contractors by mail on January 8th
  • This survey will be used to update a 10 year old wage information in place now
 
WHAT TO DO
  • Complete the WD-10 Form online at the link below
  • Please submit a WD-10 for ALL projects within the survey timeframe (Jan 1,2014 - Dec 31, 2014)
  • Forward this to subcontractors that worked on qualifying projects in Alabama

Complete the online WD-10 form here.
 



MORE INFORMATION ON DAVIS-BACON WAGE SURVEYS

The Davis-Bacon Act requires payment of locally “prevailing” wage rates and fringe benefits to employees of contractors and
subcontractors performing work on federally financed or assisted construction projects. DOL’s Wage & Hour Division is responsible for conducting surveys to establish the wage rates applicable to such projects.  Participation in these surveys is crucial. Low turnout in DOL’s surveys can often result in wage rates that are not representative of the true “prevailing” rates in a given area. This is due in large part to inherent flaws in the unscientific survey/calculation methodology used by DOL, which ABC has been actively trying to reform for years. Nevertheless, DOL continues to calculate wages in this manner. Once a survey has been conducted, collected, and calculated, it is difficult to appeal and change the rates until the area is surveyed again. The best way to fight for accurate wages is to complete the surveys.

Alabama Survey Fact Sheet

For more information and FAQ's on Davis Bacon Construction Wage Surveys - Click Here
Video: Davis-Bacon Wage Survey Process
Video: Instructions for Completing the Report of Construction Contractors Wage Rates (WD-10)