also known as the Labor Services Unit, ensures that jobs created by New York City contracts and the Industrial and Commercial Abatement Program (ICAP) are available to all qualified individuals regardless of race, creed, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or citizenship status. DLS helps contractors implement fair employment policies and practices, and assists them in their efforts to increase the representation of minorities and women in their workforce.
DLS enforces Executive Order No. 50, which requires City contractors comply with federal, state, and local equal employment opportunity (EEO) laws and regulations. Prior to the award of a City contract or ICAP benefit, a contractor must submit an Employment Report containing information on their employment policies and practices and workforce composition. DLS will analyze the report to determine if the contractor maintains nondiscriminatory hiring and employment practices. The following contractors must submit an Employment Report to DLS.
Supply and Services Contractors
The following forms must be submitted for contracts over $100K. See instructions.
The following forms must be submitted for construction contracts. See instructions.
Federally assisted contracts:
City or state funded contracts:
Industrial and Commercial Abatement Program (ICAP)
The following forms must be submitted for ICAP construction contracts. See instructions.
Frequently Asked Questions
Selling to the Government
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