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Audit Letters Are In The Mail

As an update to last month’s report that OFCCP has put 800 establishments on notice of upcoming audits, we have learned that as of Friday, March 17, 2017, OFCCP has started sending out letters actually initiating audits. Unlike the courtesy scheduling announcement letters (CSALs) which provide advance notice of an audit, the Scheduling Letters put … Continue Reading

Will OFCCP bring back Courtesy Scheduling Announcement Letters in 2017?

Happy New Year! As we ring in 2017 and prepare for affirmative action and OFCCP compliance in a Trump administration, many contractors are wondering whether 2017 will bring an OFCCP audit their way. Some may remember in years past around this time OFCCP would send out Courtesy Scheduling Announcement Letters (CSALs) providing advance notification to contractors of … Continue Reading

It’s Been Six Months Since OFCCP Issued its Revised Scheduling Letter – What Have We Learned?

Since introducing its new scheduling letter in late 2014, OFCCP has made many important changes to enforcement in audits.  From ramped up enforcement of the Agency’s VEVRAA and Section 503 regulations to new and very different ways to investigate pay systems for discrimination, the Agency has fundamentally changed how it conducts compliance reviews.  And it’s … Continue Reading

VEVRAA and Section 503 Six Month Update Obligations Under the New Scheduling Letter

In FAQs released yesterday, OFCCP addressed requirements under the new Scheduling Letter for contractors to provide updated data collected pursuant to the revised Veterans and Individuals with Disability regulations if the contractor is more than six months into its current AAP plan year upon receipt of a Scheduling Letter. OFCCP has previously indicated a contractor’s compliance with … Continue Reading

OFCCP Posts FAQs Addressing Submission of Compensation Data in Compliance Reviews

One of the biggest changes to OFCCP’s recently revised scheduling letter is the requirement that employers must now submit employee-level pay data at the outset of an OFCCP audit.  As the Agency puts 2,500 establishments on notice of upcoming audits, and in response to contractor questions and requests for guidance on the new scheduling letter, OFCCP … Continue Reading

Update: New Scheduling Letter Released

It’s here.  OFCCP’s New Scheduling Letter and Itemized Listing has been released and is effective for any audits initiated today, October 1, 2014, and going forward.  OFCCP has announced, however, that it will not schedule audits from October 1 through October 15 to allow contractors time to “become acquainted” with the new scheduling letter and itemized … Continue Reading

Are You Ready to Respond to OFCCP’s New Audit Playbook?: A Special Complimentary Affirmative Action Webinar

OFCCP recently mailed out close to 2,500 Courtesy Scheduling Announcement Letters to employers providing advance notice of upcoming audits. Up against the fast-approaching end of the Agency’s fiscal year, OFCCP began initiating actual audits immediately after the CSALs were mailed. While we can certainly expect OFCCP to continue to focus their enforcement efforts on traditional areas of … Continue Reading

CSAL UPDATE: New Details on Wave of OFCCP Advance Audit Notification Letters

Jackson Lewis has learned the following about the latest round of OFCCP Courtesy Scheduling Announcement Letters (CSALs). On July 16, 2014 OFCCP sent out a wave of CSALs giving employers advance notice about impending OFCCP compliance reviews. The latest CSAL wave included:  568 employers 1,507 establishments 23 industries 30 Corporate Management Compliance Evaluations (CMCEs) were … Continue Reading

BREAKING NEWS: OFCCP Mails Advance Audit Notification Letters

We have learned that OFCCP has sent out a new wave of advance audit notification letters giving employers a “heads up” about upcoming compliance reviews.  It appears the letters were sent yesterday. Like the last round of CSALs, OFCCP sent the letters to the local facility to be audited with no additional notification to Corporate. The … Continue Reading

OFCCP’s 2015 Budget = More Money to Support Increased Enforcement

President Obama’s OFCCP 2015 fiscal year budget proposal remains true to OFCCP’s recent increased enforcement objectives – including the Agency’s increased focused on pay equity enforcement. The budget seeks an additional $1.1 million over the 2014 budget to be spread across the following areas: 10 additional full-time employee equivalents (for a total 710) “to strengthen enforcement efforts … Continue Reading

Audit Advance Notification Letters on Their Way

As the contractor community prepares to implement some of the largest regulatory changes in the past two decades, Jackson Lewis has learned OFCCP plans to soon send out advance notification letters (CSALs) notifying employers of their selection for upcoming compliance reviews.  These letters do not initiate audits, but given employers notification that there establishment has … Continue Reading
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