If a federal agency contracts with a private or other entity to conduct certain activities of the agency, does the Executive Order apply to the activities of the contractor?
Yes. When a different entity conducts certain activities for the federal agency, then the Executive Order applies to the entity’s activities. The agency should ensure that the entity knows the general standards for LEP access and applies the agency’s plan to the activities it is conducting on behalf of the agency. An agency cannot avoid its obligations by contracting them out. Mandatory compliance with the agency’s LEP policy should be included in the contract.