/Vol. 63, No. 59/Friday, March 27, 1998/Notices
DEPARTMENT OF LABORBureau of Labor StatisticsBusiness Research Advisory Council;Notice of Meetings and Agenda
The regular Spring meetings of theBusiness Research Advisory Counciland its committees will be held on April8, 9, and 30, 1998. All of the meetingswill be held in the Conference Center of the Postal Square Building, 2Massachusetts Avenue, NE,Washington, DC.The Business Research AdvisoryCouncil and its committees advise theBureau of Labor Statistics with respectto technical matters associated with theBureau’s programs. Membershipconsists of technical officials fromAmerican business and industry.The schedule and agenda for themeetings are as follows:
Wednesday, April 8, 1998—Meeting Rooms 9 & 10
10–11:30 a.m.—Committee onEmployment Projections1. Graphic presentation of 1996–2006projections2. The OEP Internet: Some newinformation3. Open discussion of ways to improveOEP’s projections publications4. Ongoing OEP projections5. Discussion of items for Fall 1998meeting1:30–2:30 p.m.—Committee on PriceIndexes1. Update on program developmentsa. Producer Price Indexesb. The Consumer Price Index2. Other business3–4:30 p.m.—Committee onProductivity and Foreign LaborStatistics1. Report on recent developments in theOffice of Productivity andTechnology2. International comparisons of unitlabor costs3. Recent trends in productivitymeasures for major sectors of theU.S. economy4. The new BLS industry productivitydata set
Thursday, April 9, 1998—Meeting Rooms 9 & 10
8:30–11:30 a.m.—Committee onEmployment and UnemploymentStatistics1. Update on program developments2. Other business10:30–12:30 p.m. Council Meeting1. Chairperson’s opening remarks3. Discussion with the AssociateCommissioner, Office of Publications4. Chairperson’s closing remarks1:30–3 p.m. Committee onCompensation and Working Conditions1. Factors explaining wage variation inthe National Compensation Survey2. OCWC Compensation Data on theInternet3. Benefits in the NationalCompensation Survey
Thursday, April 30, 1998—Meeting Room 4
1:30–3 p.m.—Committee onOccupational Safety and HealthStatistics1. Review of industry summary newsrelease for the 1996 Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses2. Review of the worker demographicsand case characteristics newsrelease for the 1996 Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses.3. Update on Occupational Safety andHealth Administration plans forrevising its recordkeepingguidelines.The meetings are open to the public.Persons with disabilities and thosewishing to attend these meetings asobservers should contact NancySullivan, Bureau of Labor Statistics, at(202) 606–5903, for appropriateaccommodations.
Signed at Washington, DC the 23rd day of March 1998.
William G. Barron, Jr.,
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DEPARTMENT OF LABOREmployment Standards AdministrationWage and Hour DivisionMinimum Wages for Federal andFederally Assisted Construction;General Wage Determination Decisions
General wage determination decisionsof the Secretary of Labor are issued inaccordance with applicable law and arebased on the information obtained bythe Department of Labor from its studyof local wage conditions and data madeavailable from other sources. Theyspecify the basic hourly wage rates andfringe benefits which are determined tobe prevailing for the described classes of laborers and mechanics employed onconstruction projects of a similarcharacter and in the localities specifiedtherein.The determinations in these decisionsof prevailing rates and fringe benefitshave been made in accordance with 29CFR Part 1, by authority of the Secretaryof Labor pursuant to the provisions of the Davis-Bacon Act of March 3, 1931,as amended (46 Stat. 1494, as amended,40 U.S.C. 276a) and of other Federalstatutes referred to in 29 CFR Part 1,Appendix, as well as such additionalstatutes as may from time to time beenacted containing provisions for thepayment of wages determined to beprevailing by the Secretary of Labor inaccordance with the Davis-Bacon Act.The prevailing rates and fringe benefitsdetermined in these decisions shall, inaccordance with the provisions of theforegoing statutes, constitute theminimum wages payable on Federal andfederally assisted construction projectsto laborers and mechanics of thespecified classes engaged on contractwork of the character and in thelocalities described therein.Good cause is hereby found for notutilizing notice and public commentprocedure thereon prior to the issuanceof these determinations as prescribed in5 U.S.C. 553 and not providing for delayin the effective date as prescribed in thatsection, because the necessity to issuecurrent construction industry wagedeterminations frequently and in largevolume causes procedures to beimpractical and contrary to the publicinterest.General wage determinationdecisions, and modifications andsupersedeas decision thereto, contain noexpiration dates and are effective fromtheir date of notice in the
, or on the date written noticeis received by the agency, whichever isearlier. These decisions are to be usedin accordance with the provisions of 29CFR Parts 1 and 5. Accordingly, theapplicable decision, together with anymodifications issued, must be made apart of every contract for performance of the described work within thegeographic area indicated as required byan applicable Federal prevailing wagelaw and 29 CFR Part 5. The wage ratesand fringe benefits, notice of which ispublished herein, and which arecontained in the Government PrintingOffice (GPO) document entitled‘‘General Wage Determinations IssuedUnder the Davis-Bacon And RelatedActs,’’ shall be minimum paid bycontractors and subcontractors tolaborers and mechanics.Any person, organization, orgovernmental agency having an interestin the rates determined as prevailing isencouraged to submit wage rate andfringe benefit information forconsideration by the Department.