Watch Your Mail, Federal Contractors!

November, 2012

If you are a federal contractor, watch your mail. The first round of Corporate Scheduling Announcement Letters (CSALs) for OFCCP’s current fiscal year, which began October 1, 2012, were sent out the week of November 12th. These letters are mailed to federal contractors to put them on notice that receipt of a notice of desk audit (scheduling letter) will likely arrive sometime within the OFCCP’s current fiscal year. Generally, more than one round of CSALs are sent out, but the OFCCP has not yet made any decisions on additional rounds of notices.

The CSAL, which is sent to the company representative listed on the EEO-1 report, does not require a response from the contractor. Only the receipt of a scheduling letter initiates the audit process and requires the contractor to submit documentation. However, because response to a scheduling letter must be completed within 30 days, and because the OFCCP has been very reluctant to grant extensions, the receipt of a CSAL should not be ignored.

Receipt of this letter gives contractors time to make sure that their AAP and all required documentation, postings, and notices are up to date. It also gives the contractor time to examine and correct any potential adverse impact issues or compensation differences among employees in the same job.

If you receive a CSAL or a scheduling letter, please contact us immediately so that we can assist you.


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