Federal contractors and subcontractors be warned the Office of Federal Contracts Compliance Programs (OFCCP) has mailed a new round of Corporate Scheduling Announcement Letters (CSAL). These letters are considered courtesy letters and are sent to federal contractors/subcontractors as an early notice that the company may be selected for an OFCCP audit. The last time the OFCCP sent these notices was November 2014 and many of the audits since then have been based on that list.
These letters are sent to the company location that may receive the official audit letter later and are typically sent to the HR Director. Previously, these letters were sent to the company headquarters. So advise your HR staff & directors at your locations to be on the look out for these letters.
If you do receive a CSAL letter, CAI encourages you to ensure your AAP is up-to-date. You should also carefully review your data and be prepared for the official audit letter. Once you receive the actual audit letter, you only have 30 days to prepare the requested material. So use the advanced notice to take the time to review all of your AAP obligations and records.
If you have a company location that receives the CSAL letter, it does not guarantee that you will receive an actual OFCCP audit. You may also receive an actual audit without receiving the CSAL. If you need help putting together an affirmative action plan, contact Kaleigh Ferraro at CAI at firstname.lastname@example.org.