DATE: November 14, 2003

SUBJECT: Department of Labor; Introduction of Wage Determination Online (WDOL) Program

SOURCE: Department of Labor Press Release dated November 12, 2003

AGENCIES: Department of Labor (DOL)

ACTION: Notice

SYNOPSIS: On November 12, 2003, DOL's Wage and Hour Division announced the official launch of the new WDOL program at http://www.wdol.gov, where current and archived Davis-Bacon Act (DBA) and Service Contract Act (SCA) wage determinations are available.

EDITOR'S NOTE: For more on the DBA and its wage determinations, see Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) 22.404, Davis-Bacon Act Wage Determinations. For more on the SCA and its wage determinations, see FAR Subpart 22.10, Service Contract Act of 1965, as Amended.

DATES: WDOL.gov is available November 12, 2003.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: DOL toll-free help line at 1-866-4USWAGE (1-866-487-9243) or visit http://www.wagehour.dol.gov.

SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION: The DBA requires that construction contractors with contracts over $2,000 pay their construction workers no less than the locally prevailing wage rate. The SCA requires service contractors with contracts over $2,500 to pay service employees no less than the wage rates and fringe benefits found prevailing in the locality. DOL establishes these minimum wages through what are called "wage determinations." Previously, agencies had to request that DOL provide wage determinations for the various types of labor used on the contract, and this was very time consuming. Now, with the launching of WDOL.gov, these wage determinations are readily available to the federal contracting community and the general public.

WDOL.gov offers users several unique features, including:

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Panoptic Enterprises at 703-451-5953 or by e-mail to Panoptic@FedGovContracts.com.

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