Worker & Community Protection


Wage & Compensation Protection

The DEEO oversees compliance for construction projects under Davis Bacon & Related Acts (DBRA). These federal, state and local policies require minimum compensation of prevailing wages and fringe benefits to workers. DEEO staff ensure contractors and subcontractors pay laborers and mechanics employed directly upon the site of the work at least the locally prevailing wages (including fringe benefits) for the work performed.


HUD Economic Opportunity Program (Section 3)

The Section 3 program directs employment and other economic opportunities generated by Federally financially assistance for housing and community development to low- and very-low income persons, particularly those receiving government assistance for housing. DEEO staff ensure that contractors and businesses working on projects funded by the US Department of Housing and Urban Development are owned by residents or substantially employ residents that qualify for the program.