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 been selected for impendng review. While we do not know for sure how the letters will be adress, most recently OFCCP has sent these letters directly to the locations to be audited, addressed generically to “Human Resources Director.”
In light of everything going on at this time, its easy to see how these letters could be over looked or set aside. Given OFCCP’s enforcment landscape, now, more than ever, it is critical that folks understand the importance of acting on these “heads up” letters as soon as they are received to start preparing for the impending OFCCP review. Given this, make sure those in the field are on the look out for correspondece from the Agency.
As we learn more about this wave of letters we will pass the information along. Stay tuned.