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

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.

Continuing its focus on applicant-to-hire-adverse impact, OFCCP announced today a settlement with a New Jersey contractor involving allegations of hiring discrimination against women, African Americans and Asian Americans.

In its press release, OFCCP indicated the contractor aggreed to pay close to $325,000 to a class of nearly 230 applicants who applied for warehouse positions

Despite OFCCP’s recent focus on compensation discrimination, pre-employment testing and good faith efforts for veterans and disabled individuals, the agency continues to investigate and enforce standard hiring discrimination cases.   Two recent OFCCP settlement agreements resolving allegations of hiring discrimination, while not the largest of OFCCP settlements, reinforce OFCCP’s continued commitment to investigate applicant-to-hire adverse impact.