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First Source Employment Program

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. 

First Source ensures that city residents are given priority for new jobs created by municipal financing and development programs.  Over the years, various amendments were added to strengthen or relax requirements.  Under the law, 51% of all new hires on any government-assisted project or contract between $300,000 and $5,000,000 must be District residents.

For more information about the First Source Program, see links below: 
4058 Minnesota Avenue, NE, Suite 3000
Washington, DC 20019
Mainline (202) 698-6284
Fax Number (202) 698-5717
[email protected]