Tag Archives: compliance reviews

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

OFCCP Report Card: GAO Release Report of Its Review of the Agency

This week the General Accounting Office (GAO) issued a report to the House of Representatives Committee on Education and the Workforce on its recent audit of OFCCP.  The report reviews (1) how the Agency conducts audits; and, (2) the Agency’s outreach assistance and guidance efforts.  The 56-page report – titled “Strengthening Oversight Could Improve Federal Contractor … 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

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

Join Jackson Lewis Attorneys for The OFCCP Institute’s Annual Summit in DC – May 20th-22nd

Its about one month since OFCCP’s new rules covering Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities became effective and the agency is starting to vigorously enforce the new rules.  Combined that with OFCCP’s increasingly aggressive enforcement of Directive 307 – which sets forth the agency’s new approach to investigating employers’ compensation systems for systemic discrimination – and … 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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