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Last week, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs issued the latest Corporate Scheduling Announcement List and an updated hiring benchmark for veterans protected under the Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act.
FY19 Corporate Scheduling Announcement List
On March 25, the OFCCP released its fiscal year 2019 CSAL, a courtesy notification that lists 3,500 selected contractor establishments for an upcoming compliance review of their affirmative action goals, outreach activities and recruitment efforts for protected groups, according to the OFCCP website.

The CSAL provides at least a 45-day notice before these establishments undergo a Corporate Management Compliance Evaluation, Functional Affirmative Action Program review or Section 503 Focused Review.

More information on the FY19 CSAL can be found on the OFCCP website and in an analysis published by ABC’s general counsel, Littler Mendelson P.C.

VEVRAA Hiring Benchmark
On March 27, the OFCCP announced it has lowered its hiring benchmark for veterans protected under VEVRAA to 5.9 percent from 6.4 percent, effective for affirmative action plan years starting on or after March 31, 2019.

Under VEVRAA regulations, the OFCCP’s hiring benchmark reflects the percentage of total hires in the civilian labor force who are protected veterans, and contractors who are required by VEVRAA to develop a written affirmative action program must also reach the benchmark provided by the OFCCP each year. 

While the OFCCP offers a national benchmark determined through data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, contractors can also develop individualized hiring benchmarks using five factors found on the OFCCP website

More information on VEVRAA and the updated hiring benchmark can also be found in an analysis published by Littler Mendelson P.C.