USDOL does wage survey of Guam’s construction sector


HAGATNA, Guam—The U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division is conducting a building, heavy, highway and residential construction survey in Guam to collect data to establish prevailing wage rates, as required under the Davis-Bacon and Related Acts. 

The survey is not limited to federally funded construction projects, and covers active building, heavy, highway and residential construction projects in Guam between May 1, 2019, and April 30, 2020.

“Davis-Bacon prevailing wage rates should reflect the actual wages and fringe benefits paid to construction workers where the work takes place. The U.S. Department of Labor needs the full participation of the Guam construction industry community to set prevailing wage rates,” said the Wage and Hour Division regional administrator Ruben Rosalez in San Francisco, California. “Full participation by contractors and interested parties will allow us to provide accurate prevailing wages and to create complete wage determinations which, in turn, reduces the need for contractors to request additional classifications.” 

Notification letters and data collection forms (WD-10s) will be sent to interested parties and contractors known to the Wage and Hour Division. Data must be postmarked by Aug. 31, 2020, to be included. If you would like to participate, or have questions regarding the survey process and forms, contact Luis Cabuhat at (415) 241-3538 or Rose Huynh at (415) 241-3539.

To complete the survey electronically, visit You do not need a letter to answer the survey.

WHD’s mission is to promote and achieve compliance with labor standards to protect and enhance the welfare of the nation’s workforce. WHD enforces federal minimum wage, overtime pay, recordkeeping and child labor requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act. WHD also enforces the Migrant and Seasonal Agricultural Worker Protection Act, the Employee Polygraph Protection Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, wage garnishment provisions of the Consumer Credit Protection Act and a number of employment standards and worker protections as provided in several immigration related statutes. Additionally, WHD administers and enforces the prevailing wage requirements of the Davis Bacon Act and the Service Contract Act and other statutes applicable to federal contracts for construction and for the provision of goods and services.

The mission of the Department of Labor is to foster, promote and develop the welfare of the wage earners, job seekers and retirees of the United States; improve working conditions; advance opportunities for profitable employment; and assure work-related benefits and rights. (PR)

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