PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Wyoming Labor Standards Division is
proposing changes that will affect their rules. The proposals include repealing Chapter 2
– Contested Prevailing Wage Determination Hearing Rates and modifying Chapter 6 –
Rules of Practice and Procedure for Computing and Determining Wyoming’s Prevailing
Wage Rates.
Statutory authority for Labor Standards to promulgate rules regarding state prevailing
wages is established by Wyoming Statute § 27-4-404 of the Wyoming Prevailing Wage
Act of 1967, as amended. Labor Standards’ rules establish procedures for computing and
determining Wyoming’s prevailing wage rates, set forth contested case hearing
procedures, and establish investigation and enforcement procedures in accordance with
the Act.
The following administrative rule changes are necessary for a few reasons. Presently,
rules for prevailing wages are located in two separate chapters. To better facilitate public
access, the two chapters will be combined. Other changes to these rules simply correct
grammar and punctuation, as well as better establish and explain agency procedures
within the administrative rules. For many years, Labor Standards has had procedures for
determining compliance with prevailing wage requirements, but these were never reduced
to rule. Labor Standards believes it in the best interest of the agency and the public to
increase transparency by articulating Labor Standards’ expectations in administrative
rules plainly. Finally, because these chapters have not been amended since 2001 and
2008, other changes have been made in order to conform these rules to the Secretary of
State’s required format and to reduce the Rules in number and in length consistent with
the Governor’s previous mandate. Specific changes by chapter are as follows:
Chapter 2 – Contested Prevailing Wage Determination Hearing Rules
This chapter will be repealed in its entirety. Its significant provisions regarding public
requests for hearing regarding Labor Standards’ prevailing wage determinations, for
example, will be incorporated into Chapter 6.
Chapter 6 – Rules of Practice and Procedure for Computing and Determining Wyoming’s
Prevailing Wage Rates
• The title of the chapter has been renamed to “Prevailing Wages.” Definitions
have been added, removed, or clarified.
• Procedures for objecting to or contesting the prevailing wage through
administrative hearing have been added and clarified.
• Procedures by which Labor Standards investigates and enforces compliance
with the Act have been added.
• No changes have been made to the process by which Labor Standards annually
determines and computes state prevailing wages.
Written comments should be submitted to the following address by August 31, 2018.
Wyoming Workforce Compliance
ATTN: Administrator
1510 East Pershing Boulevard
Cheyenne, WY 82002
(307) 777-7672
Or via email to:
A public comment period will end at close of business on August 31, 2018.
Copies may be obtained by submitting a written request to the Division, with prepayment by personal check or money order for the total number of copies requested; the
fee for each copy is $4.00. The proposed rules may be downloaded, free of charge, from
the Department of Workforce Services (DWS) at: