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Proposed changes to the Davis-Bacon Act

11 May 2022 10:08 AM | PLSO Office (Administrator)

NSPS held a virtual town hall on Tuesday, May 10th regarding the proposed changes to the Davis-Bacon Act. These changes would include surveying to be considered “labor” and thus subject to prevailing wage requirements. John Palatiello and JB Byrd, NSPS Legislative Representatives, were on hand to discuss the proposed changes and answer questions. The webinar was moderated by Timothy Burch, NSPS Executive Director.

NSPS and PLSO members are urged to file comments with the U.S. Department of Labor in opposition to classifying members of survey crews as “laborers and mechanics” under a 90-year old law known as the Davis-Bacon Act.

For additional information and background, click here.  This includes a recent Town Hall hosted by NSPS, a PowerPoint, and a podcast.

For instructions on filing comments, and tips on what to put in your comments, click here.

Comments are due by close of business this coming Tuesday, May 17.  The voice of the surveying profession must be heard.  Comments may be brief, but please, submit a comment.

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