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OFCCP Sends New Round of Potential Audit Letters

The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (“OFCCP”) recently sent Corporate Scheduling Announcement Letters (“CSALs”) to 2,500 federal contractor establishments warning of possible audits.  OFCCP sends CSALs to contractors’ specific establishments as a courtesy to let contractors know that certain locations have been identified for potential audit.  CSALs do not mean that the contractor has been selected for an audit, but rather put contractors on notice that their establishments may be audited.  The audit does not actually begin until the contractor receives the Scheduling Letter from OFCCP.

Most OFCCP audits for supply and service contractor establishments are based on the Federal Contractor Selection System (“FCSS”). The FCSS generally releases names of contractors for audits two times per fiscal year.  This latest round of CSALs marks the first release of the FY 2015.  According to OFCCP’s FAQ, 993 distinct companies and 25 industries are represented among the 2,500 establishments on the FY 2015 scheduling list.  This list includes 27 Corporate Management Compliance Evaluations where OFCCP investigates glass ceiling issues.  Contractors can confirm whether one or more of their establishments were mailed CSALs by faxing a written request on company letterhead to OFCCP’s Division of Program Operations at (202) 693-1305.

Because contractors receiving CSALs are scheduled for audits in most cases, contractors receiving these notices should start to review their compliance and prepare for a potential audit as soon as possible. This is particularly important in light of OFCCP’s new Scheduling Letter, which drastically expanded the data required to be submitted to OFCCP at the outset of an audit.  You can learn more about the new Scheduling Letter here.

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OFCCP Sends First Round of CSALs in Fiscal Year 2013

The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (“OFCCP”) just issued nearly 2,000 Corporate Scheduling Announcement Letters (“CSALs”) to individual establishments of government contractors.  The CSAL provides notification to contractors that one or more of their establishments are on the list of contractor establishments selected to undergo a compliance evaluation during the scheduling cycle. CSALs do not commence compliance evaluations.  Instead, OFCCP sends CSALs as a courtesy to contractors to give them advance notice of an audit so contractors can plan to manage and budget their time for the upcoming audit.

In the past, OFCCP sent CSALs to the contractor’s headquarter establishment when the contractor had multiple establishments selected for a compliance evaluation during the scheduling cycle.  OFCCP, however, is sending these CSALs to individual establishments, rather than the headquarters location.  Moreover, they are being addressed to the Human Resources Director rather than the corporate OFCCP compliance contact for the contractor.  As a result, contractors should inform their HR managers at individual establishments to be on the lookout for CSALs.

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