OFCCP placed 750 Corporate Scheduling Announcement Letters (CSAL) in the mail on September 7, 2018. These are in addition to those sent in March. In the past, the OFCCP targeted specific industries. The new contractor selection process has changed, pulling more unexpected and ill-prepared contractors into the OFCCPs sights.
The full announcement can be found at this link: https://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/faqs/csalfaqs.htm
It appears the OFCCP is not slowing down its audit posture. If you were spared from receiving a CSAL in March, you might not be as fortunate this time around. We suggest that you inform key staff who could be the addressee of a CSAL to be on the lookout, and once the letter is received, forward it to the proper HR personnel IMMEDIATELY.
If you receive an advanced notice letter, take advantage of the warning and get prepared. Ensure your AAPs are complete and up to date. With recent OFCCP audits focusing on outreach and compensation, you need to ensure that you scrub your applicant data, and have it ready to submit when asked. We recommend that you also review your pay practices and correct any pay disparities before the audit.
As you begin to prepare for your audit and questions will arise, please do not hesitate to reach out to your CRI consultant team.
Audits are invasive and take a lot of time and effort to prepare for; if you are the recipient of a CSAL use this time wisely and contact CRI help you become better prepared.