The District government has failed to enforce its “First Source” program that requires private companies with city contracts to hire unemployed city residents, according to a recent report from the D.C. Auditor. The District has a registry of more than 4,000 unemployed residents, but the Department of Employment Services was unable to say exactly how many of these residents had been hired by private companies during the 30 years the “First Source” program has existed. Between 2013 and 2016, DOES issued just a single fine for non-compliance. The audit also revealed that companies often are not submitting the required paperwork to verify they are hiring local. In response to the audit, DOES said that throughout the last year it has held training sessions with contractors and private companies to inform them of the requirements of “First Source.”