In January and July of each year, the Bureau of Labor and Industries (BOLI)
publishes the prevailing wage rates (PWR) that are required to be paid to workers on non-residential
public works projects in the state of Oregon. Quarterly updates are published
in April and October.
A separate publication, entitled Definitions of Covered Occupations for
Public Works Contracts in Oregon, provides occupational definitions used to classify the duties
performed on public works projects. It includes a “cross-reference
section” to aid in identifying the correct classification for some of the more
common duties. This publication is
updated whenever revisions to the definitions are made.
PWR publications are available electronically at www.oregon.gov/boli/WHD/PWR/Pages/pwr_state.aspx or by clicking on the link below.
Notifications regarding proposed PWR rule revisions and wage rate amendments
are posted electronically on this website. Interested parties who wish to be on
a mailing list to receive notices of rule and rate revisions by email may email
the recipient’s name, company name, mailing address, email address, and phone
number to BOLI at email@example.com or call 971-673-0838.
One complimentary hard copy of each of these publications is available upon
request by emailing BOLI at firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 971-673-0838. (Please
specify which publications(s) you wish to have provided to
you.) Additional copies are available at cost, plus postage.
ORS 279C.838(1) requires state prevailing wage rates to be paid on projects
subject to both the state prevailing wage rate law and the federal Davis-Bacon
Act if the state prevailing rate of wage is higher than the federal prevailing
rate of wage. Federal rates may be obtained through www.wdol.gov
BOLI staff is
available at email@example.com or 971-673-0839, to assist public
agencies and contractors in determining the applicable wage rates.
Prevailing Wage Rates for Public Works
Contracts in Oregon
Definitions of Covered Occupations for
Public Works Contracts in Oregon
Process for Revision
of Occupational Definitions
List of Contractors Ineligible to
Receive Public Works Contracts.
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