On November 8, 2019, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs, commonly known as the OFCCP, released a Corporate Scheduling Announcement List (CSAL) supplement. The CSAL is a courtesy notification to federal contractors and subcontractors scheduled to undergo a compliance evaluation.
The November 8th letter lists 500 establishments, including seven Oregon employers, selected for the new VEVRAA focused compliance evaluation. The VEVRAA (Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act) regulations “require that each contractor who is required to develop a written affirmative action program (AAP) also establish a hiring benchmark for protected veterans each year.”
The CSAL notice provides contractors with at least a 45 day courtesy notification before the OFCCP starts sending out Scheduling Letters, which are OMB-approved letters sent to contractors that start the compliance evaluation process and also request contractors to submit their AAPs and the supporting data.
Contractors listed on the CSAL supplement will want to ensure that their AAPs are not only up-to-date but also fully compliant. It is also important to note that the CSAL notification is not required by law, and that federal contractors and subcontractors may be scheduled for compliance reviews even if they are not identified on the CSAL listing.
In addition to the CSAL, the OFCCP also released a page on their website including best practices and resources to assist federal contractors and subcontractors with the upcoming compliance evaluations.