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The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) is responsible for ensuring compliance with Executive Order 11246, and all regulations pertaining to making job vacancies available to qualified applicants representing minorities, veterans, women and persons with disabilities. If you are a federal contractor who needs to comply with OFCCP regulations, one area you should be aware of is the record-keeping requirements regarding Internet Applicants. Below is information to help you understand and meet this compliance criteria.

OFCCP’s definition of an “Internet Applicant”

Job seekers who meet all four requirements are considered “Internet Applicants.”

  • Any individual who submits interest in a job via the Internet or any related electronic data technology;
  • The individual is considered for a particular position by the contractor;
  • The individual has the basic qualifications for the position; and
  • The individual does not voluntary remove his or herself for consideration for the open position during the recruiting process.


Electronic data technologies include:

  • Email
  • Resume databases