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Davis-Bacon Act: Army Corps of Engineers Provides Guidance on Wage Requirements, but Opportunities Exist to Improve Monitoring

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Office of the Assistant Secretary (Civil Works) The Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works should ensure the Chief of Engineers and the Commanding General of the Army Corps of Engineers provide clarifying information about determining the proportion of payroll records to review and selecting a sample to review. (Recommendation 1)
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DOD agreed with this recommendation but did not comment on any plans to address it. We await DOD's update on its progress to implement this recommendation.

Office of the Assistant Secretary (Civil Works) The Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works should ensure the Chief of Engineers and the Commanding General of the Army Corps of Engineers clarify payroll review procedures. For example, this could include a checklist with the key elements to review and document, such as correctness of wage rates. (Recommendation 2)
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DOD agreed with this recommendation but did not comment on any plans to address it. We await DOD's update on its progress to implement this recommendation.

Office of the Assistant Secretary (Civil Works) The Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works should ensure the Chief of Engineers and the Commanding General of the Army Corps of Engineers establish a process for consistently documenting on-site inspections, including the number of workers and type of work performed. (Recommendation 3)
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DOD agreed with this recommendation. The agency stated that the Corps currently has procedures in place for consistently documenting on-site inspections, including the number of workers and type of work performed, as well as forms to consistently track this information. DOD also stated that it plans to consistently reiterate these procedures in ongoing trainings. We note that the Corps' guidance includes directions to document some information. Nevertheless, we continue to believe that the existing procedures and forms do not constitute a process that staff can consistently follow and that the

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