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Corporate Scheduling Announcement Letter (CSAL) – 1,000 Letters Released

Monday, February 12, 2018   (0 Comments)
Posted by: John Piatt
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BCGi has recently been informed that the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) has just released another round of Corporate Scheduling Announcement Letters (CSAL).  A few take-a-ways from the OFCCPS FAQ’s are found below;

What is OFCCP’s Corporate Scheduling Announcement Letter (CSAL)?

The CSAL is notification to an establishment that has been selected to undergo a compliance evaluation during the scheduling cycle. The list is generated from OFCCP’s Federal Contractor Selection System (FCSS). It is not a letter scheduling a compliance evaluation. The purposes of the CSAL are to:

  • Provide the contractor establishment’s internal EEO staff at least 45–days advance notice to obtain management support for EEO and self–audit efforts
  • Encourage contractors to take advantage of OFCCP compliance assistance offerings;
  • Encourage contractors to focus on self–audit efforts that, if problems are adequately analyzed and corrected, saves OFCCP time/resources when we do an evaluation; and
  • Help contractors manage/budget the amount of time required for evaluation activity.

Will the corporate headquarters of establishments on the scheduling list receive a CSAL?

  • CSALs are mailed to all establishments identified on the scheduling lists developed for a given scheduling cycle.

The Corporate Scheduling Announcement Letter (CSAL) Update

  • A new scheduling list has been compiled for FY2018 using a neutral scheduling process.
  • 1,000 CSAL letters were mailed to contractor establishments on February 1st, 2018.
  • OFCCP will begin mailing scheduling letters on March 19, 2018.
  • Contractors are required to submit their Affirmative Action Program (AAP) thirty–days after receiving the scheduling letter.
  • This data collection is approved by OMB under the Paperwork Reduction Act.
  • No more than 10 establishments of a single contractor are placed on the scheduling list.
  • No more than four establishments of a single contractor are placed in a single district office.
  • No establishment with review closed in the last five years is placed on the scheduling list.

How can a contractor confirm whether it should have received a CSAL?

  • OFCCP mails a CSAL to the Human Resources Director (or designated point of contact) of each establishment on the scheduling lists issued in a scheduling cycle. Corporations may confirm whether an establishment was mailed a CSAL by e–mailing a written request on company letterhead to the Division of Program Operations at OFCCP-DPO-Scheduling@dol.gov.

 

If you are a client of Biddle Consulting Group and receive the CSAL letter, you know the drill, contact us right away.  If you are a contractor in need of assistance, Biddle is happy to provide you with direction and support you through the entire audit process.  Contact a Biddle Consultant today, 800-999-0438 or staff@biddle.com.

Have questions?

A Biddle Consulting Group representative will be happy to discuss any questions you have about this post or other AAP/EEO compliance concerns. Call us at (800) 999-0438 or send an email to staff@biddle.com.



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