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A core component of compliance with the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) is the Internet Applicant rule. This rule stipulates that Federal contractors and subcontractors must keep data specifically pertaining to recruitment practices centered on Internet hiring and the solicitation of race, gender, and ethnicity of “Internet Applicants.”

Under the Internet Applicant rule, Internet Applicants are defined as those individuals who have been recruited via electronic technologies that involve one or more of the following: 1) electronic mail/email; 2) resume databases; 3) job banks; 4) electronic scanning techno