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Timothy Helm

Timothy Helm

Timothy Helm
Vice President and Chair, Finance

Mr. Timothy Helm currently works as a Wage and Hour Labor Consultant and is recognized as a leading expert in all matters pertaining to the Davis-Bacon Act (DBA), Service Contract Act (SCA) and other federal labor laws and executive orders regarding labor compliance.

Mr. Helm started his federal service in 1981 as a Peace Corps volunteer serving in West Africa. In 1984, he began his career with the Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) as an investigator in the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania district office. In 1989, he transferred to WHD’s national office where, for more than 25 years, he dedicated himself to the administration and enforcement of WHD’s government contracts enforcement program, including the DBA and SCA. In 2009, as Director of the Government Contracts program office, he led WHD in the revitalization of the government contracts enforcement and compliance assistance programs, ensuring that workers on projects funded through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act received the wages and benefits to which they were entitled. He oversaw the increase of DBA investigations from a low of 300 per year in 2008 to more than 1,800 investigations per year. He also conducted more than 29 prevailing wage seminars throughout the United States, providing compliance assistance to more than 8,000 attendees. He is a recipient of the Department of Labor’s Distinguished Career Service Award. He retired from the Department of Labor in February 2015 after more than 33 years of government service. In addition to his private practice, Mr. Helm currently serves as a Managing Director of Government Contracts & Advisory Services for BDO, USA in McLean, Virginia.

Mr. Helm is active in his church, the Metropolitan Community Church of Washington D.C. In addition, he serves on the Board of Directors of Mary’s House for Older Adults, a nonprofit organization dedicated to constructing elderly housing in Washington, D.C. that embraces all races, ethnicities, and sexual orientations.