“Understanding DOL's Prevailing Wage Regulations and How to Use CUPA-HR's Data to Identify Prevailing Wages

Thursday, September 2 | 1:00-2:00 p.m. ET

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When determining a prevailing wage determination (PWD) for administrative, professional and faculty positions, understanding and adhering to the relevant Department of Labor (DOL) regulations and guidance is vital. Yet, obtaining a realistic and usable PWD from the DOL can be both time-consuming and challenging. To expedite the process, many higher ed institutions are taking advantage of the DOL regulation that permits the use of certain employer-provided surveys (including CUPA-HR’s salary surveys) for determining PWDs. During this informative webinar, our presenters will address:

  • DOL prevailing wage regulations and guidance
  • Required methodologies and parameters for employer-provided surveys
  • The benefits of using CUPA-HR’s DOD tool to identify a prevailing wage
  • How to use the CUPA-HR’s DOD tool to determine a usable and approvable prevailing wage for a position
  • How to report the CUPA-HR DOD wage data on the relevant DOL documentation


  • Melissa Fuesting, Ph.D.
    Senior Survey Researcher


  • David Muusz
    Assistant Director for Faculty and Staff Immigration Services

    University of Michigan


Risk Management, Compliance and Public Policy
HR Data, Systems and Analytics


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