Code of the District of Columbia

Part B. First Source Compliance.


§ 2–219.31. Short title.

This part may be cited as the “First Source Compliance Act of 2008”.


(Aug. 16, 2008, D.C. Law 17-219, § 1018, 55 DCR 7598.)

Emergency Legislation

For temporary (90 day) amendment of D.C. Law 17-219, § 1023, see § 201(a) of Fiscal Year 2009 Balanced Budget Support Emergency Amendment Act of 2008 (D.C. Act 17-572, December 2, 2008, 55 DCR 12452).

For temporary (90 day) amendment of section, see § 201(a) of Fiscal Year 2009 Balanced Budget Support Congressional Review Emergency Amendment Act of 2009 (D.C. Act 18-13, February 23, 2009, 56 DCR 1920).


§ 2–219.32. Definitions.

For the purposes of this part, the term:

(1) “Executive Director” means the Executive Director of the Office of First Source Compliance.

(2) “Office” means the Office of First Source Compliance.

(3) “First Source Employment Agreement” means the requirements of part A of this subchapter [§ 2-219.01 et seq.].


(Aug. 16, 2008, D.C. Law 17-219, § 1019, 55 DCR 7598.)


§ 2–219.33. Establishment of the Office of First Source Compliance.

Pursuant to § 1-204.04(b), the Council establishes, as of October 1, 2008, the Office of First Source Compliance, as a single administrative unit within the Department of Employment Services, to enforce, monitor, and ensure compliance with part A of this subchapter [§ 2-219.01 et seq.], by each beneficiary of government-assisted projects in the District of Columbia.


(Aug. 16, 2008, D.C. Law 17-219, § 1020, 55 DCR 7598.)


§ 2–219.34. Functions and duties.

(a) The Office shall:

(1) Monitor and track each beneficiary of government-assisted projects in the District to ensure compliance with the First Source Employment Agreement;

(2) Ensure that each beneficiary who is presently working on a governmental-assisted project or is bidding on a governmental-assisted project is in compliance with the First Source Employment Agreement;

(3) Require the beneficiary to submit to the Office a report on the 15th of each month on a form proposed by the Mayor; and

(4) Submit to the Council and the Mayor a quarterly report on a form proposed by the Mayor.

(b) The Department of Employment Services shall meet with the Council’s Committee on Workforce Development and Government Operations and the members of the affected business community. Based on such meetings, the Department of Employment Services shall prepare recommendations regarding additional proposed functions and duties of the Office and shall submit the recommendations to the Mayor.

(c) Based upon the recommendations submitted to the Mayor pursuant to subsection (b) of this section, on or before October 31, 2008, the Mayor shall submit an act to the Council:

(1) Establishing any additional functions and duties of the Office;

(2)(A) Proposing penalties under § 2-219.03(e)(4), for beneficiaries of government-assisted projects who do not comply with the requirements of part A of this subchapter [§ 2-219.01 et seq.].

(B) Any monetary penalties proposed shall be used for job-training programs; and

(3) Proposing an appeal process, which may include the Contract Appeals Board appellate process, including its scope, under § 2-219.03(e)(5).


(Aug. 16, 2008, D.C. Law 17-219, § 1021, 55 DCR 7598.)


§ 2–219.35. Executive Director.

The Office shall be headed by an Executive Director appointed by the Mayor. The Executive Director shall be a resident of the District of Columbia or agree to become a resident of the District of Columbia within 180 days of appointment by the Mayor. The Executive Director shall employ staff as needed, in accordance with annual appropriations.


(Aug. 16, 2008, D.C. Law 17-219, § 1022, 55 DCR 7598.)