(e) (1) (A) In each government-subsidized project or contract, the mayor includes a provision that at least 51% of new employees recruited to work on the project or contract are residents. Collective agreements do not form the basis for a waiver of this requirement. 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 Law stipulates that all recipients of contractual agreements worth $300,000 or more are required to enter into a first-source employment agreement with the Department of Employment Services. (1) give initial preference to unemployed residents, in accordance with the provisions of Directive 2-219.01 (6) (A); and (B) prior to the adoption of the employment contract by the Ministry of Employment Services, Any beneficiary who is covered by this paragraph chooses whether the 51% of the newly recruited staff must be: within 120 days from 24 February 2012, the Ministry of Labour provides public access on its website to all employment contracts concluded in 2009 during this period and makes available online all future employment contracts, their status of execution as well as the project or contract manager, or First Compliance Officer and contact information. Lawrence Perry, the assistant accountant, who has covered first-source compliance issues extensively, says he believes there is a shortage of skilled labour in the D.C. „is legitimate,“ and that, despite the use of resources to find a skilled workforce, employers have noted that there is „simply not a pool of skilled workers in the district.“ Patterson calls it „a persistent problem.“ Source: does.dc.gov/sites/default/files/dc/sites/does/page_content/attachments/First%20source%20program%20info_factsheet.pdf TSG has proudly partnered with the DC Department of Employment Services to create a unique opportunity to help businesses meet their obligations first-hand. More than 85% of TSG workers are DC residents, all registered on DOES. By entering into a first source agreement with TSG and IS, your company can account for each of our DC resident workers on your first source report. Using Tsg for your use of work solution is a low risk for you (employees are on our payroll and insurance) and at the same time the best and most reliable way to fulfill your first source obligation. (a) When the mayor finds that the objective of increasing employment opportunities for district residents can be better achieved by setting recruitment targets in certain job categories for certain government-subsidized projects or contracts, the mayor may enter into agreements with beneficiaries or their contractors and subcontractors to provide for increased recruitment in certain job categories.
Compliance with this agreement is deemed to meet the requirements of this party. Failure to comply with this agreement is treated in the same way as a violation of other requirements of this party. (a) The mayor must include, for each government-subsidized project or contract, the obligation for the recipient to enter into an employment contract with the State government of Columbia, which stipulates: commercial and economic development, business tenants under the „Business Incubator“ program, execution of the employment contracts of the first source, see . c) The Mayor sends to the Ministry of Labour any working agreement no later than 7 calendar days before the start of the project or contract, depending on what is later, and no work related to state aid corresponding to a project or contract can begin until the employment contract has been accepted by the Ministry of Labour.