According to the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) website
, the OFCCP mailed 1,000 Corporate Scheduling Announcement letters (CSAL) to federal contractor establishments on Feb. 1.
The CSAL is a notification to an establishment that has been selected by the Federal Contractor Selection System to undergo a compliance evaluation during the scheduling cycle. According to the OFCCP, the purposes of the CSAL
- provide the contractor establishment’s internal Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) staff at least 45 days advance notice to obtain management support for EEO and self-audit efforts;
- encourage contractors to take advantage of OFCCP compliance assistance offerings;
- encourage contractors to focus on self-audit efforts that, if problems are adequately analyzed and corrected, saves OFCCP time/resources when it does an evaluation; and
- help contractors manage/budget the amount of time required for evaluation activity.
According to the OFCCP’s website
, scheduling letters, which notify a particular contractor establishment that it has been scheduled for a compliance evaluation, will go out starting March 19.