OFCCP may specify in a conciliation agreement that a contractor enter into a linkage agreement with certain organizations. However, outside of a conciliation agreement, there is no OFCCP requirement to have formal linkage agreements with organizations. The requirement under E.O. 11246, VEVRAA, and Section 503 is to conduct outreach to community-based organizations that can help you recruit and hire minorities, women, IWDs, and veterans. There is no requirement as to the number of organizations a contractor should reach out to, as what matters more is the effectiveness of these recruitment sources in referring qualified candidates for your open positions that will help you meet your affirmative action goals. OFCCP requires that contractors analyze their outreach efforts on an annual basis to see which efforts are working and which efforts are not as successful, and then take other measures to bring applicants into the applicant pools to increase the representation of women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities in the contractor’s workforce. What works for every company will be different, so you will have to look at which organizations and outreach strategies work best for your needs.