FORRS System Upgrades
The Office of First Source Compliance (OFSC) has made updates to the First Source Online Registration and Reporting System (FORRS) to enhance monitoring features and support first source reporting. Some new features include additional data fields that capture and track direct and indirect labor cost as well as workforce statistics such as job titles, employee attrition and referral sources of new hires, as required under the First Source Law 19-84, D.C. Code 219.03.
New First Source Compliance Reporting System
Beginning Tuesday, December 13, 2016, the DC Department of Employment Services, First Source Program will launch a new web-based application, the First Source Online Registration and Reporting System (FORRS). FORRS will provide a more efficient way for companies and organizations to remain compliant with monthly First Source reporting requirements. Beginning January 2017, FORRS will be the sole registration and reporting system for companies responsible for managing and reporting First Source employee data.
For more than 30 years, the First Source Program has been an important part of the District of Columbia’s strategy to reduce unemployment in the city. The First Source Law requires all beneficiaries of contractual agreements totaling $300,000 or more are required to enter into a First Source Employment Agreement with the Department of Employment Services.