OFCCP’s website has been updated to reflect that the Agency placed 1,000 Corporate Scheduling Announcement letters in the mail on February 1, 2018. We have seen one of the letters – it is dated January 31, 2018, signed by new OFCCP Director Ondray Harris, and addressed generically to the “Human Resources Director.” OFCCP last issued CSALs around this same time a year ago.
The website notes scheduling letters will go out starting March 19, 2018.
In a change from past practices, OFCCP says:
- 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 on the scheduling list for a single district office.
- No establishment with an audit closed in the last five years is placed on the scheduling list.
Unlike last year, the website does not provide details about the industries or the distinct number of companies notified.
As in the past, we urge you to notify your facilities to be on the lookout for one of these letters and to forward it to the proper personnel immediately so you can start preparations now for the impending audit. As we like to say, there is nothing better than the gift of time, so make sure you take advantage of it. Of course (and perhaps even more importantly), all facilities should also be on the lookout in March for the actual scheduling letter which will start the clock ticking on the 30 day response deadline.
We will update with any additional details as they become available.