Professional Services Council President and CEO Stan Soloway has written to the Labor DepartmentÂ to call for an update to existing wage determinations under theÂ Services Contract Act.
In a letter sent Monday to Labor Secretary Thomas Perez andÂ David Weil, administrator of DOL’s wage and hour division, Soloway said government contractor wages have not significantly increased in more than six years due to a lack of updates to SCA wage determinations.
“[Revising SCA wage determinations]Â would be an effective use of existingÂ government tools to address contractor employee wages and would avoid new and potentially costlyÂ regulatory requirements on the federal contracting community,” he wrote.
He added that timely updates will also help the government attract and retain a quality workforce.
Soloway also urged DOL to adopt a new method for regularÂ computationsÂ and updates of wage determinations under SCA after theÂ Bureau of Labor StatisticsÂ stopped production ofÂ itsÂ Locality Pay Surveys in 2010.